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My Daughter Will be Going Overseas for University – Will This Impact Her Eligibility for Permanent Residence in Hong Kong?

July 29th, 2014

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On May 29, 2014  I gave a talk on How to Apply for the Right of Abode in Hong Kong at the American Club. The following question was asked: My daughter will be going overseas for university. Will this break her continuity of residence for her right of  abode application after 7 years? More Stuff You May Find Useful […]

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How to Apply for the Right of Abode in Hong Kong (American Club Talk) – Part 5 of 7 – Settlement & Only Place of Permanent Residence

June 19th, 2014

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On May 29, 2014 The Henley Group sponsored a talk on How to Apply for the Right of Abode in Hong Kong at the American Club. We originally produced a version of this presentation last year. However, this time we can bring the material to life a bit more with an actively engaged audience and a lovely ambiance to the […]

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QOTW: Can You Get PR in Hong Kong if You Have Actually Been Living & Working in China?

May 1st, 2014

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How does time spent living and working in China impact on your eligibility for the right of abode in Hong Kong? QUESTION  OF  THE  WEEK I am a Canadian citizen. I worked and lived in Hong Kong from 2005 to 2007 and then was transferred to Shanghai by my employer which is a Hong Kong […]

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QOTW: Hong Kong Right of Abode Application – How Important Are Prior Tenancy Agreements?

February 9th, 2014

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Are tenancy agreement copies absolutely vital for a successful Hong Kong right of abode application? QUESTION For my Hong Kong PR application, what happens if I am unable to provide copies of my tenancy agreements?  I never thought I would still be here for 7 years so I every 2 years I get rid of […]

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How To Apply for the Right of Abode in Hong Kong – Without Any Professional Help – Paperwork, Process & Patience

August 16th, 2013

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10 Must Have Resources for A Successful Hong Kong Right of Abode Application You must apply to verify your eligibility for a Permanent Hong Kong Identity Card via form ROP145. This is submitted to the HKID at Immigration Tower via the Right of Abode section along with the completed the declaration on Form ROP146. Alternatively […]

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How To Apply for the Right of Abode in Hong Kong – Without Any Professional Help – Security Objections & Outstanding Taxation Liabilities

August 12th, 2013

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10 Must Have Resources for A Successful Hong Kong Right of Abode Application Some foreign national applicants for permanent residency are extremely concerned that certain transgressions of the law during their time in Hong Kong could serve as a barrier to them qualifying for the right of abode here. Namely, will a criminal conviction in […]

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How To Apply for the Right of Abode in Hong Kong – Without Any Professional Help – Is Hong Kong Your Only Place of Permanent Residence?

August 2nd, 2013

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10 Must Have Resources for A Successful Hong Kong Right of Abode Application In determining how to implement the provisions of the Basic Law relating to right of abode for long stay foreign nationals in 1997, ImmD adopted a pragmatic approach to determining if Hong Kong has indeed become your only place of permanent residence. […]

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WRAP UP: How to Apply for the Right of Abode in Hong Kong – Public Talk by Stephen Barnes – July 25, 2013

July 26th, 2013

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It was a full house last night at Centre O when I gave a talk on how to apply for the right of abode in Hong Kong without the need to pay for any professional assistance. Centre O owner and compatriate-in-arms Josephine Lau provided, as she always does, a convivial atmosphere  and we kicked off with everyone in their seats […]

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How To Apply for the Right of Abode in Hong Kong – Without Any Professional Help – Are You Truly Settled in Hong Kong?

July 23rd, 2013

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10 Must Have Resources for A Successful Hong Kong Right of Abode Application At the time the Hong Kong Immigration Department are asked to verify your eligibility for a permanent identity card, not only must you have been continuously and ordinarily resident in the HKSAR for at least 7 years, but you also need to […]

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How To Apply for the Right of Abode in Hong Kong – Without Any Professional Help – Qualifying Residence

July 16th, 2013

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10 Must Have Resources for A Successful Hong Kong Right of Abode Application As we have seen, in order for a long stay foreign national resident to be able to qualify for the right of abode in Hong Kong, he or she must have held a residence visa throughout all of the 7 years claimed. […]

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