Sometimes even the big name publications can get their facts (and law) wrong…
The Wall Street Journal guide to HK states (here: http://guides.wsj.com/hong-kong/guide-to-hong-kong/visas-and-residency/ ), concerning the application for the right of abode, that “foreign nationals need to have stayed in Hong Kong for a continuous seven years.
” If one traveled for a month outside Hong Kong within a seven-year period, then he or she needs to have resided in Hong Kong for at least seven years and one month.”
Is that last sentence accurate?
A related question:
In some sources, I have read that any continuous absences from Hong Kong of over 6 months need to be listed (and explained) in the application.
Some sources say that whenever one is absent more than 6 months within a year (whether continuous or not), this has to be listed (and explained).
Could you clarify?
Thanks so much.
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