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I Lived in Hong Kong for 11 Years – and Have Been Gone for the Last 7 – Can I Still Get Permanent Residency?

July 11th, 2018

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It happens a lot more often that you might imagine. You’d think that the many early years in Hong Kong ought to count towards your right of abode but all too often disappointment is in the offing… QUESTION Thank you very much for this informative website! I hope you’ll be able to answer my question, […]

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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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How to Apply for the Right of Abode in Hong Kong (American Club Talk) – Part 7 of 7 – Keeping It & Losing It!

June 23rd, 2014

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On May 29, 2014 The Henley Group sponsored a talk on How to Apply for the Right of Abode in Hong Kong at the American Club. We originally produced a version of this presentation last year. However, this time we can bring the material to life a bit more with an actively engaged audience and a lovely ambiance to the […]

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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

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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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How To Apply for the Right of Abode in Hong Kong – Without Any Professional Help – Losing It!

August 27th, 2013

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10 Must Have Resources for A Successful Hong Kong Right of Abode Application Alas, the Right of Abode for foreign nationals is not strictly speaking a full and complete right as such – in one respect it is only a partial right. Essentially as a non Chinese citizen, once you have secured PR in Hong […]

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I Lived in Hong Kong for 11 Years – and Have Been Gone for the Last 7 – Can I Still Get Permanent Residency?

March 13th, 2013

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It happens a lot more often that you might imagine. You’d think that the many early years in Hong Kong ought to count towards your right of abode but all too often disappointment is in the offing… QUESTION Thank you very much for this informative website! I hope you’ll be able to answer my question, […]

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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

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

April 13th, 2012

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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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