CPD Programme for Solicitors & Others

Schooling the Lawyers – Right of Abode in Hong Kong

Discover the essentials of securing a Permanent Identity Card in Hong Kong, the endgame for long-term foreign residents. This summary unpacks the process of claiming the Right of Abode after seven years of continuous residence, as dictated by the back-to-back visa statuses and your settled purpose in the city. Learn about the necessary forms, requirements for ordinary residence, tax and security clearance, and how to demonstrate your continuous ordinary residence with a variety of resources linked in the presentation. Whether you’re an employee, an entrepreneur, or a dependent, this guide outlines the pathway to Hong Kong’s permanent residency.

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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)