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Right of Abode in Hong Kong – Are There Any Nationalities Who Do Not Qualify?

September 25th, 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: Are there any nationalities who do not qualify for the right of abode in Hong Kong? More Stuff You May Find Interesting or Useful How do lengthy employment secondments away from […]

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Why is the Right of Abode in Hong Kong Much Better than ‘Mere’ Unconditional Stay?

September 13th, 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: Why it is better to have the right of abode in Hong Kong rather than just unconditional stay? More Stuff You May Find Interesting or Useful Will I still qualify for the right […]

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If You No Longer Work for Your Sponsoring Employer What Impact Will This Have on Your Hong Kong Right of Abode Application?

August 6th, 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: If you no longer work for your sponsoring employer but your Hong Kong employment visa has not yet expired what impact will this have on your Right of Abode application? […]

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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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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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The Hong Kong Immigration Department Really Are Getting Tougher Across the Board Now…

April 16th, 2014

Posted by / in Employment Visas, Family Visas, Investment Visas, Long Stay & PR, Musing, Refusals & Appeals, Special Programmes, Visitor Visas / 3 responses

It has taken me 21 years to make this claim…  I have been practicing in Hong Kong immigration advisory matters since 1993. All down those years, I have been asked countless times “is Immigration getting harder?’ and unflinchingly I have answered ‘no’. It has always been my experience that if you have an approvable case […]

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Can I Leave Hong Kong to Work Overseas At the Same Time As I Apply for the Right of Abode in Hong Kong?

April 10th, 2014

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Can you be both settled in Hong Kong, have taken the HKSAR as your only place of residence, yet go and work overseas all at the same time? QUESTION Thank you so much for your wonderfully informative website. I have a question about the timing of starting a new job working for a non-HK employer […]

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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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What’s the difference between Unconditional Stay and Permanent Residence in Hong Kong?

March 28th, 2014

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

When would unconditional stay be an appropriate Hong Kong immigration status as opposed to the right of abode and, in any event, what’s the difference? QUESTION We’re considering to apply for a business investment visa, but we don’t really intend to live in Hong Kong in the near future. If our application gets approved, we’ll […]

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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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