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Is It Possible to Maintain My 6 Years’ Ordinary Residence In Hong Kong & Get the Right of Abode Next Year if I Plan to Move to Taiwan Soon?

May 11th, 2020

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What happens if you get to 6 years continuous ordinary residence then plan to leave Hong Kong?




I am in Hong Kong since 6 years on an employment visa all throughout and am aiming for PR next year in July.

However, I am about to change job and the new company wants me to move to Taipei.

I have the flexibility to negotiate with them.

With an objective to be eligible to apply for the Right of Abode next year, what should I do? Please let me know.

Should I ask for a Hong Kong contract and that is enough and be transferred or do i need to be on Hong Kong contract and also maintain a rented apartment here?

I would want to get it done in simplest way without too much costs to me or to the employer.

Thank you for your advice in advance.

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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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