CPD Programme for Solicitors & Others

Schooling the Lawyers – Defacto Spouse Visa

Explore the option of a prolonged visitor visa in Hong Kong for de facto spouses and life partners not bound by legal marriage or civil partnership. This visa keeps non-traditional families together by granting a six-month stay, although it does not provide an ID card or residence status. Proof of a genuine relationship, often evidenced by previous cohabitation, is required. While the visa allows for family unity, it limits holders to visitor status, with no pathway to permanent residency. Exceptions for long-stay foreign nationals may exist, but these are rare and unverified. This visa also doesn’t apply to elderly dependent parents, catering solely to partners.

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The Rest of the Series

Profectional Business Immigration To Hong Kong
2023 Resources For Delegates

The Visitor Visa

Extending A Visitor Visa

The Travel Pass Super-charged Visitor Visa

Pre-Arrival Registration for Indian Nationals

Employment Visa

Admission of Mainland Talents & Professionals Visa

Training Visa

Non-local Graduates (IANG) Visa

Business Investment (Entrepreneur) Visa

Capital Investment Entrant Scheme (CIES)

Quality Migrant Admission Scheme (QMAS)

Top Talent Pass

Dependant Visa

Defacto Spouse Visa

Supplementary Labour Scheme

Technology Talent Admission Scheme (TechTAS)

Working Holiday Scheme

Right of Abode in Hong Kong

Unconditional Stay


Final Appeal

Admission Scheme for 2nd Generation of
Hong Kong Chinese Permanent Residents (ASSG)