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Documenting proof of the genuine nature of your relationship is a condition precedent to the grant of a dependant visa with the burden of proof decreasing the longer you have been married. Consequently, the newer your relationship / marriage the greater the onus is on you to satisfy ImmD that this relationship does...

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First Published February 27, 2013

It’s a situation that seems to happen all too frequently these days, especially in the banking sector. Can a married couple, both working, effectively swap their Hong Kong employment and spouse visas around?

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First Published June 10, 2013

Once you have achieved 7 years continuous ordinary residence in Hong Kong, your long stay immigration options open up considerably…

QUESTION

My current working visa is due to expire at the end of  September, (previously I was given an extension of 3 years in 2010), this I assume was so that I...

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First Published December 7, 2012

Life in Hong Kong can throw up many challenges, none too much greater than the following:

QUESTION

Hello, and thank you for the opportunity to ask my question! I have questions, but I will frame my situation first.

In June of this year, I made a big mistake and got in an...

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This question gets to the heart of permitted activity as a Visitor and the ability to remain here on an indefinite basis on that status.

QUESTION

Hi, I am a New Zealander currently staying in Hong Kong with my partner who is a

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First Published December 4, 2013

What do the Hong Kong Immigration Department make of lengthy, albeit temporary, secondments away from the HKSAR in pursuit of your employer’s business interests overseas?

QUESTION

Thank you for the Hong Kong Visa Handbook, which advises applicants for Right of Abode to be mindful of a 6 months plus absence from Hong Kong. 

I...

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First Published July 27, 2012 – Advice Still Highly Relevant Today

This question comes in 2 parts. The first relates to positive planning in respect of an eventual Hong Kong right of abode application. The second touches on the mechanics of an aligned

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First Published January 17, 2013

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.

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This question seeks to understand what you should make of repeat requests for information from the Hong Kong Immigration Department (HKID) during the course of your visa application.

QUESTION

“Good day.

In the course of what would appear to be a straightforward application, two sets of requests for further information have been sent by the Hong Kong Immigration Department.

One would have thought that...

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The Hong Kong Immigration Department will soon be allowing visitors to Hong Kong again (mostly).

In what is, to my mind at least, a positive step forward after 18 months of COVID19 massively disrupted immigration arrangements for Hong Kong. the HKSAR Government announced yesterday that our borders are reopening to visitors from Medium...

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