Right Of Abode After Seven Years

Your Questions Answered

Will the 2 Years I Spent Studying in China Break My Continuous Residence for the Hong Kong Right of Abode?

March 6th, 2017

Posted by / in Long Stay & PR, Your Question Answered / 10 responses

Circumstances sometimes conspire against foreign national residents here who find themselves in a quandary as to whether or not their continuous ordinary residence here has been broken due to decisions made (voluntary or otherwise) earlier on in their lives in Hong Kong. In this situation, will an application for the Right of Abode fail? QUESTION […]

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Can You Get the Right of Abode if You Were a Hong Kong Belonger Many Years Ago?

March 3rd, 2017

Posted by / in Long Stay & PR, Your Question Answered / 6 responses

This question takes us back to the time before the Basic Law was enacted and how the arrangements for the right of abode impact on the status of a foreign national child born to such a “Hong Kong Belonger.” QUESTION I was born in Hong Kong in 1976 to parents who had been in HK […]

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Case Studies

Hong Kong Permanent Residency Approval With 2 Year Absence From Hong Kong!

February 5th, 2017

Posted by / in Case Study, Long Stay & PR / 19 responses

First Published: December 8, 2013 This case study details a Hong Kong Right of Abode application where our client had, due to ill health, unexpectedly spent more than two years away from Hong Kong during the 7 years of continuous ordinary residence needed to lawfully establish permanent residency in the HKSAR. More Stuff You May […]

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Can I Study then Get Married All Whilst Holding a Hong Kong Employment Visa Sponsored by a Company I No Longer Work For?

January 20th, 2017

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

This post was first published on December 2, 2012 Life in Hong Kong throws up many new opportunities and this question seeks to understand the implications for 7 years continuous residency in respect of an eventual right of abode application where an overall switch over in life plans sees a lady intending to relinquish her […]

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What Can be Said to Constitute ‘Ordinary Residence’ for the Purposes of a Hong Kong Right of Abode Application?

January 19th, 2017

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This post was first published on December 9, 2012. The question of what constitutes ‘ordinary residence’ in the determination of a Hong Kong right of abode application for a 7 year foreign national resident, can, ultimately, only be settled by the Court. The Hong Kong Immigration Department have their own means of assessing whether an […]

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Does My Child Get the Right of Abode if She Wasn’t Born in Hong Kong But I Have the Right to Land?

January 11th, 2017

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

First Published December 25, 2012 A relatively straightforward answer to, what can be, quite a complex question dealing with ‘Hong-Kong-immigration status-by-descent’ for foreign nationals born in the HKSAR. QUESTION I was born in Hong Kong  (I am a British passport holder and of British parents). I do not have ***. My daughter was born in […]

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I Am Married to a PRC National and a Permanent Resident Here So How Can We Live Together in Hong Kong?

December 25th, 2016

Posted by / in Family Visas, Long Stay & PR, Your Question Answered / 2 responses

What impact does being a Hong Kong permanent resident have on being married to a PRC national presently resident on the Mainland? My friend is a British Passport Holder who is a Permanent Resident in Hong Kong for over 20 years He married a mainland Chinese girl in Hong Kong and they now have a […]

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Is It Possible to Maintain My 6 Years’ Ordinary Residence In Hong Kong & Get the Right of Abode Next Year if I Plan to Move to Taiwan Soon?

December 23rd, 2016

Posted by / in Long Stay & PR, Your Question Answered / 2 responses

What happens if you get to 6 years continuous ordinary residence then plan to leave Hong Kong? QUESTION Hello, I am in Hong Kong since 6 years on an employment visa all throughout and am aiming for PR next year in July. However, I am about to change job and the new company wants me […]

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If You Stay in Hong Kong for 7 Years as a De-facto Spouse Holding a Prolonged Visitor Visa Will You Qualify for Permanent Residency?

November 11th, 2016

Posted by / in Family Visas, Long Stay & PR, Your Question Answered / 2 responses

Short and sweet question today, but an important answer so worthy of a PodCast answer (I get loads of questions each day and I answer them all – the really simple ones get 2 or 3 sentence email responses, often containing links to previously answered questions). Where an issue has not been addressed previously, its […]

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What Paperwork (If Any) Goes Into Your Passport to Recognize that You Are a Hong Kong Permanent Resident?

October 28th, 2016

Posted by / in Long Stay & PR, Your Question Answered / 1 response

Dead simple question this one with a very short answer (for a change!) QUESTION What paperwork/ piece of paper, if any, goes in to your passport to recognize that you are a permanent resident of the HKSAR?  For the last 7 years I’ve had a dependant visa.  I need to know as I have one […]

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