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Can I Extend The 3 Years Needed To Keep My Right of Abode in Hong Kong?

January 12th, 2022

Posted in Long Stay & PR, The Hong Kong Visa Geeza /

Can I Extend The 3 Years Needed To Keep My Right of Abode in Hong Kong? Probably three or four times a week, I’m getting the same email these days. Those emails are coming from permanent residents of Hong Kong who have been absent or are coming up for being absent from Hong Kong  continuously […]

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How Does Hong Kong Right of Abode Downgrade to the Right to Land Materialize and What Are the Immigration Implications of This?

August 23rd, 2021

Posted in 60 Second Snapshot, Long Stay & PR, The Hong Kong Visa Geeza /

First Published January 17, 2013 If you are a foreign national permanent resident of Hong Kong you will hold a permanent identity card and, as a result, will possess the Rolls Royce immigration status of what is called the right of abode. The right of abode provides you with, effectively,  defacto citizenship of the HKSAR, […]

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What Happens to Your Hong Kong Right of Abode if, as a UK Citizen, You Choose to Naturalise as a Taiwanese National?

July 20th, 2018

Posted in Long Stay & PR, The Hong Kong Visa Geeza, Your Question Answered /

One of the really neat things about running this Blog, is the incredibly varied type of Hong Kong visa and immigration questions I receive. Like this one today, which is a definite first for me! QUESTION Hello, I am a white British person considering applying for Taiwanese Citizenship. I also have PR in Hong Kong. […]

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Losing Your Right of Abode in Hong Kong & Then Using eChannels

June 7th, 2018

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QUESTION “Can I ask a simple question – do you know of anyone (not Chinese) who has actually lost the right of abode after 36 months absence? I do know the theory and the provisions in the Ordinance but how about in practice? I ask because my (Australian) daughter may have lost hers after 38 […]

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