Losing Right of Abode

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What Happens to Your Hong Kong Right of Abode if, as a UK Citizen, You Choose to Naturalise as a Taiwanese National?

July 20th, 2018

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

One of the really neat things about running this Blog, is the incredibly varied type of Hong Kong visa and immigration questions I receive. Like this one today, which is a definite first for me! QUESTION Hello, I am a white British person considering applying for Taiwanese Citizenship. I also have PR in Hong Kong. […]

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Losing Your Right of Abode in Hong Kong & Then Using eChannels

June 7th, 2018

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QUESTION “Can I ask a simple question – do you know of anyone (not Chinese) who has actually lost the right of abode after 36 months absence? I do know the theory and the provisions in the Ordinance but how about in practice? I ask because my (Australian) daughter may have lost hers after 38 […]

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QOTW: What’s the Exact Rule About Losing the Right of Abode After Three Years Away From Hong Kong?

March 31st, 2014

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Whilst the right of abode is called what it is, in actual fact,  a long stay foreign national of Hong Kong gets something less than a “right” as discussed in this question this week… QUESTION  OF  THE  WEEK I have a Hong Kong permanent ID card and it is coming up to 3 years since […]

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How Does Hong Kong Right of Abode Downgrade to the Right to Land Materialize and What Are the Immigration Implications of This?

January 17th, 2013

Posted by / in 60 Second Snapshot, Long Stay & PR / 24 responses

If you are a foreign national permanent resident of Hong Kong you will hold a permanent identity card and, as a result, will possess the Rolls Royce immigration status of what is called the right of abode. The right of abode provides you with, effectively,  defacto citizenship of the HKSAR, although you are not entitled […]

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The Visa Geeza on RTHK Radio Three – Jan 2013

January 15th, 2013

Posted by / in Family Visas, Long Stay & PR, Musing / 1 response

Phil @ RTHK very kindly had me back in the hot seat on Monday and, no sooner had I sat down, he had us off to the races. We talked a great deal about the Right of Abode and the Right to Land today – and also prolonged visitor visa for a Defacto Spouse. You […]

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What Happens to Your Hong Kong Right of Abode if, as a UK Citizen, You Choose to Naturalise as a Taiwanese National?

November 20th, 2012

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One of the really neat things about running this Blog, is the incredibly varied type of Hong Kong visa and immigration question I receive. Like this one today, which is a definite first for me! QUESTION Hello, I am a white British person considering applying for Taiwanese Citizenship. I also have PR in Hong Kong. […]

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The Visa Geeza on RTHK Radio Three – May 2012

May 21st, 2012

Posted by / in Employment Visas, Family Visas, Investment Visas, Long Stay & PR, Musing, Special Programmes, Visitor Visas / 2 responses

On May 3rd Phil Whelan had me back on his Morning Brew show on Radio Three to talk about Hong Kong visa and immigration matters. It had been a while since I had seen him and spoken on the show, but it was as though almost nothing had changed (not least the stunning decor of […]

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Losing Your Right of Abode in Hong Kong & Then Using eChannels

April 13th, 2012

Posted by / in Long Stay & PR, Your Question Answered / 4 responses

QUESTION “Can I ask a simple question – do you know of anyone (not Chinese) who has actually lost the right of abode after 36 months absence? I do know the theory and the provisions in the Ordinance but how about in practice? I ask because my (Australian) daughter may have lost hers after 38 […]

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