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How Does Legal Marriage Between Same Sex Partners Impact on the Hong Kong Visa Process?

May 11th, 2013

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Whist, unfortunately, same sex partners cannot (at this moment in time at least) qualify for dependant visas  the question is still begged as to how formal marriage or civil partnerships between such couples impacts on the Hong Kong immigration process.


Hi Geeza,

Here is my question.

I work for an Australian organisation in Portugal, but am thinking of moving to Hong Kong to work for our counterpart there.

My same sex partner is Portuguese. We are not married, but we will get married in Lisbon before we move to Hong Kong.

So, my question is: will he get a visa? If so, what type of visa will he get?  


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The Hong Kong Visa Geeza (a.k.a Stephen Barnes) is a co-founder of the Hong Kong Visa Centre and author of the Hong Kong Visa Handbook. A law graduate of the London School of Economics, Stephen has been practicing Hong Kong immigration since 1993 and is widely acknowledged as the leading authority on business immigration matters here for the last 24 years.

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