Right Of Abode After Seven Years

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

May 16th, 2018

Posted by / in Long Stay & PR, Your Question Answered / 24 responses

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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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?

April 26th, 2018

Posted by / in Family Visas, Long Stay & PR, Your Question Answered / 3 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 all of those capable of an answer (many are not – eg “I want to work in HK can you get me a job and help with the visa”?) . […]

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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?

April 9th, 2018

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

March 23rd, 2018

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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Hong Kong Immigration… What Does It Mean… Approvability Test?

March 17th, 2018

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

First Published August 24, 2015 Over the last 20 years or so I have coined a number of phrases in Hong Kong immigration parlance. In this short piece, I discuss  how the Hong Kong Immigration Department position their internal test for visa application approval via, what I have couched, as their Approvability Test. More Stuff […]

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Paying for Visa Help? The Who’s-Who of the Hong Kong Immigration Services Industry

March 15th, 2018

Posted by / in Employment Visas, Family Visas, Infographic, Investment Visas, Long Stay & PR, Refusals & Appeals, Special Programmes, Visitor Visas / 29 responses

First Published September 17, 2017 Hong Kong immigration services? After almost 20 years of providing immigration advice and assistance in Hong Kong, I am in the uniquely fortunate position to really understand how the market works – and the choices that clients have when looking for professional assistance. My time working at the highest levels […]

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The Industry Secret Most Hong Kong Immigration Consultants Don’t Want You to Discover

March 8th, 2018

Posted by / in Employment Visas, Family Visas, Investment Visas, Long Stay & PR, Musing, Refusals & Appeals, Special Programmes, Visitor Visas / 30 responses

First Published December 14, 2012 [Looking around furtively…] Shussh… You are probably paying too much for your Hong Kong visa service. It’s true, and here’s the reason why. Your ‘easy’ Hong Kong visa application costs just as much as a ‘hard’ or ‘very hard’ case – yet your visa services provider does not distinguish them. […]

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STOP PRESS..! Hitler’s Hong Kong Passport Application Has Been Rejected

March 7th, 2018

Posted by / in Employment Visas, Family Visas, Feature Article, Investment Visas, Long Stay & PR, Musing, Refusals & Appeals, Special Programmes, Visitor Visas / 26 responses

First Published November 13, 2013 Continuing the meme parody of Hitler in the bunker, this time responding to the news that his application for a Hong Kong passport has been denied. Topics referenced are the Hong Kong investment visa, employment visa, dependant visa, prolonged visitor visa and the Right of Abode. And of course, the […]

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Will a Short Period of Time Away From Hong Kong Break My Continuity of Residence for My Eventual Right of Abode Application?

February 16th, 2018

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

Short period of time away from Hong Kong break my continuity of residence? Sometimes, continuity of ordinary residence can inadvertently be broken due to factors outside of your control… QUESTION I recently graduated from a Hong Kong university after 2 years of permanent study. Due to circumstances I had to return to my home country […]

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Will I Still Qualify for the Right of Abode if I Worked Temporarily in Macau Yet Lived in Hong Kong for the Full 7 Years?

February 3rd, 2018

Posted by / in Long Stay & PR, Refusals & Appeals, Your Question Answered / 17 responses

I may be the middle of my NYC break but immigration stops for no man! Just before I left, I received the following question in regards to a Right of Abode application – which required me also taking a look at her documents. I’m grateful for the questioner’s permission to include our dialogue here on […]

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