I get 30-40 questions each week and not all of them merit a podcast answer. Some are answered quickly via email and for the next few days I’ll post some of these anonymised replies here.
A Depedant Visa For An Elderly Parent If I Have a Permanent HK ID Card?
My brother is an Indian born in Hong Kong. And he is holding permanent ID card for Hong Kong. Currently he is working in Hong Kong with a salary of HKD15,000 per month, speaking fluent Chinese. But his mother is living in India. She is about 72 years of age with no one looking after her. She wants to join her son in Hong Kong. Please let me know if her son can get her a permanent ID Card. Or any kind of residential visa. To stay with him in Hong Kong.
Your mother can apply for a dependant visa sponsored by your brother. Apart from application form and travel document, they need to show proof of employment, accommodation and financial standing. They have to prove that they have arranged under the same roof in Hong Kong by providing tenancy agreement or proof of ownership. A bank account with deposits covering rental fees of at least one year will be ideal.
It normally takes six weeks to process a visa/entry permit application for residence as dependant upon receipt of all the required documents.