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10 Must-Have Resources for a Successful Hong Kong Permanent Residency Application

September 1st, 2012

Posted by / in Long Stay & PR, Musing, Resource, VG Front Page / 56 responses


 

Download the slides from my accompanying talk here. Watch my accompanying talk here.

Now that you’ve lived in Hong Kong for a minimum of 7 years continuously, you’ll no doubt be turning your attention to your eligibility for the right of abode and making preparations for a permanent residency application.

To help guide you  in this effort, I have compiled all-in-one place 10 key resources on how to go about preparing, filing and then managing an application for a Hong Kong Permanent Identity Card.

Please let me know in the comments below if you find them useful!

INFOGRAPHIC – Pathways to Permanent Residency in the HKSAR

PODCAST  – Hong Kong Right of Abode Application – Consider Your Strategy & Plan Early

FACT SHEET – Your Hong Kong Right of Abode Application

CHECKLIST – Verifying Your Eligibility for a Permanent Hong Kong Identity Card

VIDEO – Time Spent Outside of Hong Kong With Work – the Impact on Your Right of Abode after 7 Years

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

VIDEO – Arguing Away Missing Periods of Residence in Your Hong Kong Permanent Residency Application

CASE STUDY – Right of Abode Approval Even With  a  Two Year Continuous Absence from Hong Kong

CASE STUDY – The Twists & Turns of an Unusual Hong Kong Permanent Residency Application

CASE STUDY – Winning a Hong Kong Right of Abode Approval in Record Time – Just 4 Days!

PODCAST  – Overseas Chinese & the Right of Abode in Hong Kong

Please remember, if you ever have any Hong Kong visa or immigration related question, please feel free to Ask A Question and I’ll be happy to give you a PodCast answer within 48 hours, completely free of charge!

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The Hong Kong Visa Geeza (a.k.a Stephen Barnes) is a co-founder of the Hong Kong Visa Centre and author of the Hong Kong Visa Handbook. A law graduate of the London School of Economics, Stephen has been practicing Hong Kong immigration since 1993 and is widely acknowledged as the leading authority on business immigration matters here for the last 24 years.

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  • Alex

    12 Sep 2012 am30 6:52am
    01

    Hi
    I have worked in hk for 5 and a half years and need to leave hong kong for a new job abroad. I have bought a property here and my wife Is already a PR having lived here for more than seven years and my son is a hk resident having been borned here.
    What can I do to successfully apply for PR. In my new job, I will be coming back to Hk quite frequently.
    Thanks for yr advice.

    • The Visa Geeza

      12 Sep 2012 pm30 3:36pm
      02

      Hello Alex – effectively you need to put in place all of the criteria that the HKID need to conclude that your absences from Hong Kong in the run in to the 7 year mark are of a merely temporary nature only (as evidenced by what you leave behind to return back to at the point of each departure). If your family are remaining here whilst you work abroad that will be sufficient so long as your absences from Hong Kong are no longer than 6 months and you maintain your dependant visa at all times (I assume you have such a visa given that your wife is a permanent resident). I have covered this topic previously in this blog post. Good luck and thanks for your question!

  • pacita soriano

    3 Sep 2012 pm30 1:00pm
    03

    I just want to ask , a domestic helpers in Hong, if we stay here for 7 yrs, how much money they need to be qualified to apply for a permanent resident in HONgKong…been working here for 15yrs…thanks a lot and more power….

    • The Visa Geeza

      4 Sep 2012 am30 9:12am
      04

      Hi there – thanks for stopping by and asking your question. At this time, Foreign Domestic Helper visa holders are not eligible to apply for permanent residency as the time spent in Hong Kong under this type of visa does not constitute ‘ordinary’ residence. The situation is subject to litigation presently so things might change. Keep your eye open for big news on this subject in the coming weeks and months ahead.

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