Right of Abode

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Can I Extend The 3 Years Needed To Keep My Right of Abode In Hong Kong?

January 10th, 2024

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Can I Extend The 3 Years Needed To Keep My Right of Abode In Hong Kong? Will ImmD Make An Exception For Me?   Can I extend the 3 years needed to keep my Right of Abode in Hong Kong? I originally published this video in January 2022, when we were very much ‘peak Covid’ […]

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Can I Apply For Right Of Abode If My Employment Visa Expires On The Exact 7 Year Anniversary Of My Residence In Hong Kong But I Have No Job On That Date?

January 1st, 2024

Posted by / in Employment Visas, Long Stay & PR, Your Question Answered / 5 responses

Unemployed When Your Eligibility For Right Of Abode Accrues? Can You Still Qualify For PR Even Without A Job … First Published June 4, 2103 Do you need to be employed on the date that your 7 year anniversary of your residence in Hong Kong comes up which then allows you apply for the right […]

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Right of Abode | Continuity of Residence | Time Spent Away From Hong Kong For Education Or Medical Treatment

December 31st, 2023

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Right of Abode & Continuity of Ordinary Residence Calculation What Counts & What Doesn’t?   First Published October 4, 2014   Got 2 very similar questions in recently so I’m taking the opportunity to kill 2 birds with one stone… QUESTIONS I have a residency visa and this is my 6th year in Hong Kong. […]

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Now That I’ve Lost My Job What About My Employment Visa? Will I Get Kicked Out Of Hong Kong Or Can I Stay?

December 17th, 2023

Posted by / in Employment Visas, Musing / 86 responses

Now that I’ve lost my job what about my employment visa? Will I get kicked out of Hong Kong? I really do need time to get myself sorted out and ideally I want to find another employer here and pick up my career again. I love Hong Kong even though recent years have been tough […]

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How Can I Navigate The Hong Kong PR Application Process If My Residence Here Falls Just Short Of The Full 7 Years?

December 13th, 2023

Posted by / in Investment Visas, Long Stay & PR, Special Programmes, Your Question Answered / No responses

How Can You Go About Completing The Hong Kong PR Application Process If Your Continuous Ordinary Residence Falls Just Short Of The Full 7 Years? The Hong Kong PR Application Process Needs A Full 7 Years Of Residence Visas Without Exception … QUESTION Hong Kong PR application process? I’m getting in touch because I’m keen […]

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IANG Visa PR In Hong Kong – Impact Of Working Abroad

December 10th, 2023

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One of the key components of eligibility for IANG Visa PR (Permanent Residency in Hong Kong whilst holding an IANG visa) is to demonstrate that you’ve ordinarily resided here for seven years for a settled purpose. Your settled purpose is a function of the visa type that you hold. So if you hold an IANG visa […]

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Got An MPF Refund | Impact On A PR Application | Are You Now Disqualified?

November 23rd, 2023

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I Have Sworn A Declaration That I Am Leaving Hong Kong To Receive An MPF Refund … Am I Now Precluded From Making an Application for the Right of Abode Here? QUESTION I have been resident in Hong Kong for 5 and a half years on a working visa. I lost my job over 6 […]

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Comprehensive Guide to Business Immigration in Hong Kong | Updated | November 2023

November 12th, 2023

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All You Need to Know | Business Immigration In Hong Kong | Updated Q3 2023 | Part 1/24 Explore Business Immigration In Hong Kong With Our In-Depth Guide. Part 2/24 | Practical Hong Kong Visa Insights: Your Guide to Navigating Recent Policy Adjustments | Here Update For Q3 2023 Welcome to our complete guide to […]

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Will A Criminal Record For Shoplifting Compromise My Immediate And Long Term Plans For Residence In Hong Kong?

October 18th, 2023

Posted by / in Employment Visas, Long Stay & PR, Your Question Answered / 7 responses

Criminal Record For Shoplifting – Declaration Now Needed – Updated  October 18, 2023 – In recent weeks, the government declared that various immigration programmes in Hong Kong would be modified, requiring applicants to declare their criminal record status before obtaining an entry visa (and not just those for employment). Starting  June 19 2023, all applicants […]

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Work in Hong Kong for 5 Years – Leave for 2 – Then Return – Will I Lose My Continuous Residence for PR Purposes?

October 15th, 2023

Posted by / in Employment Visas, Long Stay & PR, Your Question Answered / 3 responses

Will I Lose My Continuous Residence for PR Purposes? Updated October 2023 Will I Lose My Continuous Residence for PR Purposes If I Leave To Work Elsewhere Then Return To Hong Kong? It happens a lot. You stay and work in Hong Kong for 3, 4, 5 years and get over the hump en route […]

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