Right of Abode

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Do You Need to Have Been Physically Present in Hong Kong for a Full Seven Years (i.e 2555 Days All Told) in Order to Qualify for Hong Kong Permanent Residency?

December 27th, 2017

Posted by / in Long Stay & PR, Your Question Answered / 86 responses

Sometimes even the big name publications can get their facts (and law) wrong… do you need to have been physically present in Hong Kong for a full seven years (i.e 2555 days all told) in order to qualify for Hong Kong permanent residency? QUESTION Dear Stephen, The Wall Street Journal guide to HK states (here: […]

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Now That I’ve Lost My Job What About My Hong Kong Work Visa? Will I Get Kicked Out of the HKSAR?

November 29th, 2016

Posted by / in Employment Visas, Musing / 86 responses

First Published On 4th Jan 2013 Now that I’ve lost my job what about my Hong Kong work visa? Will I get kicked out of Hong Kong? No, definitely, not. Not at the moment anyway. This is how it all plays out for you now. But first, a bit of technical background about your employment […]

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QOTW: Will My Current Lack of Employment Under an IANG Visa Have Any Impact On My Application for the Verification of Permanent Identity Card?

March 23rd, 2016

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

What is the impact on your eligibility for the right of abode if you hold an IANG visa but are without an employer at the time you apply for your permanent residency? QUESTION  OF  THE  WEEK I am currently in Hong Kong on IANG visa. My last extension for IANG visa was a year ago. […]

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Applying for Right of Abode in Hong Kong After 7 Years – How to Complete the Confusing Sections on the ROP145 Application Form

September 6th, 2015

Posted by / in Long Stay & PR, Musing / No responses

If you’re a long stay foreign national resident of Hong Kong and seeking to change your immigration status to permanent residency you will have to complete the ROP145 application form. There is a lot of confusion on pages 2 and 4 about which section to tick. This is how you do it: Page 2 ROP […]

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Can You Leave Hong Kong to Pursue an MBA Overseas & Not Lose Your Continuity of Ordinary Residence if You Intend to Go On to Secure the Right of Abode in Hong Kong?

August 26th, 2015

Posted by / in Employment Visas, Long Stay & PR, Uncategorized, Your Question Answered / No responses

Right of abode in Hong Kong – the issues associated with studying overseas whilst, ostensibly, remaining resident here for work purposes… QUESTION I have been a HK resident since December 2010, and my plan has always been to remain here until I get  the right of abode in Hong Kong. However, I am now considering […]

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QOTW: Dependancy? Visas for Mainland Spouses of Hong Kong Permanent Residents

August 5th, 2015

Posted by / in Family Visas, Long Stay & PR, Your Question Answered / No responses

The vexed question of dependant visas for mainland spouses of Hong Kong permanent residents QUESTION  OF  THE  WEEK I am a Hong Kong  PR (Canadian, been in Hong Kong for 9 years now working as a CPA) and recently married a PRC resident, who is a senior manager in a bank in Shanghai. What kind […]

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QOTW: Swapping from a Hong Kong Work Visa to an Investment Visa – the Impact on Right of Abode After 7 Years

June 6th, 2015

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

How does swapping from a Hong Kong work visa to an investment visa impact your eligibility for the Right of Abode in Hong Kong after 7 years? QUESTION  OF  THE  WEEK I worked for 5 years in a Hong Kong company. I have since left that company for a year and 3 months. I have […]

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What Visa Options Exist for a Presently Employed Writer to ‘Go Solo’ Whilst Holding an Employment Visa ‘Cruising’ to the Right of Abode in Hong Kong in 2018?

May 31st, 2015

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

Freelance writers always struggle to secure investment visas here… QUESTION I have been working in Hong Kong for about 4.5 years and my current employment visa expires in 2018. I would like to be a freelance writer, but I understand that getting an investment visa can be onerous especially since I will be a one-man […]

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Can You Keep Your Hong Kong Employment Visa if You Are Being Transferred to Live & Work in China?

February 20th, 2015

Posted by / in Employment Visas, Family Visas, Long Stay & PR, Musing / No responses

Can you live in China yet remain a HK resident with a valid Hong Kong employment visa? QUESTION We are a married couple with children and have lived in Hong Kong for 3.5 years.  We are moving to Shanghai soon (my husband’s employer is moving us).    We currently have a Hong Kong employment visa for […]

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QOTW: What Impact Does Time Spent Working Abroad Have On Your Eligibility For PR in Hong Kong

February 4th, 2015

Posted by / in Employment Visas, Long Stay & PR, Your Question Answered / No responses

Pleased to have an opportunity to once again address this question which comes up quite often in a variety of different guises… QUESTION  OF  THE  WEEK My daughter is employed in my company and has been for the past 3 years +. She recently received approval for an extension of her employment visa of 2 […]

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