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Is There a Minimum Annual Residency Requirement to Maintain a Hong Kong Dependant Visa?

August 15th, 2015

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Can you keep your Hong Kong dependant visa if you no longer live in Hong Kong with your sponsoring spouse?



My wife has a Hong Kong dependant visa. She recently took a job outside of Hong Kong and will not be able to return for 8-10 months.

Is there a requirement for dependant visas that she reside in Hong Kong for any length of time?

She is in her 3rd year of her Hong Kong dependent visa which will expire in July 2017.

Many thanks for your help.

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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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