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

January 19th, 2017

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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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Does My Child Get the Right of Abode if She Wasn’t Born in Hong Kong But I Have the Right to Land?

January 11th, 2017

Posted in Family Visas, Long Stay & PR, The Hong Kong Visa Geeza, Your Question Answered /

First Published December 25, 2012 A relatively straightforward answer to, what can be, quite a complex question dealing with ‘Hong-Kong-immigration status-by-descent’ for foreign nationals born in the HKSAR. QUESTION I was born in Hong Kong  (I am a British passport holder and of British parents). I do not have ***. My daughter was born in […]

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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?

March 17th, 2016

Posted in Long Stay & PR, Refusals & Appeals, The Hong Kong Visa Geeza, Your Question Answered /

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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Is the Hong Kong Startup Visa All That It’s Cracked Up to Be? – Got A Visa Problem?

October 18th, 2015

Posted in Investment Visas, Musing, The Hong Kong Visa Geeza /

On August 11, 2015 I gave a presentation discussing the so-called Hong Kong Startup visa that everyone is getting so excited about. In this segment at o Connect in Sheung Wan, I explain who the Hong Kong Startup visa is suitable for in a room full of different types of people. The Rest of the […]

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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?..

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How Can I Prove ’7 Years Residency’ for My Hong Kong Right of Abode Application if I Do Not Have Any Old Tenancy Agreement Copies?

November 8th, 2013

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How to skin the cat of the ‘missing tenancy agreement’ is an oft-faced challenge in the game of applying for, and securing, the right of..

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How Do Foreign National Children Resident in Hong Kong for 7 Years Go On to Acquire Permanent Residency Here?

October 13th, 2013

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The test for the right of abode for foreign national children resident in Hong Kong for 7 years is the same as for adults but..

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Can My Dependant Child Go On to Become a Hong Kong Permanent Resident if I am Not Married to His Mother?

July 17th, 2013

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Children born in Hong Kong to a Hong Kong permanent resident have their eligibility for permanent identity cards established at birth. But what if the..

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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..

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