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Can You Hold a Hong Kong Employment Visa Yet Be Unemployed, Travel & (Even) Work Abroad for An Extended Period of Time Yet Still Qualify for the Right of Abode Here After 7 Years?

April 13th, 2022

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

First Published September 22, 2017 Is it possible to hold an employment visa, not work for your sponsoring employer and travel, live and possibly even work outside of Hong Kong through to the 7 years qualification mark and still qualify for the right of abode? QUESTION Hi Stephen, I have a question regarding Hong Kong […]

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How Can I Regain the Right of Abode in Hong Kong if I Have Been Downgraded to the Right to Land?

April 3rd, 2022

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

Getting from the Right to Land to the Right of Abode is the same as coming from a temporary visa to a permanent identity card. It’s all about the magic seven years in Hong Kong…  QUESTION I am a UK Citizen with the Right to Land. I understand that with Right to Land, I have no […]

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What’s the Difference Between Unconditional Stay and Permanent Residence in Hong Kong?

February 2nd, 2022

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When would unconditional stay be an appropriate Hong Kong immigration status as opposed to the right of abode and, in any event, what’s the difference? QUESTION We’re considering to apply for a business investment visa, but we don’t really intend to live in Hong Kong in the near future. If our application gets approved, we’ll […]

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Case Studies

Hong Kong Permanent Residency Approval With 2 Year Absence From Hong Kong!

January 15th, 2022

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

First Published: December 8, 2013 This case study details a Hong Kong Right of Abode application where our client had, due to ill health, unexpectedly spent more than two years away from Hong Kong during the 7 years of continuous ordinary residence needed to lawfully establish permanent residency in the HKSAR. More Stuff You May […]

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Can I Quit My Job Just Before My 7 Year Anniversary to Work Overseas & Still Quality for PR in Hong Kong?

December 23rd, 2021

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

Interesting scenario this one… QUESTION I have been continuously employed here for almost 7 years and will be eligible to apply for PR in Hong Kong this Sept. If I leave my current job and start working for a different company outside of Hong Kong, is there any way I can still be eligible for […]

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Can My Dependant Child Go On to Become a Hong Kong Permanent Resident if I am Not Married to His Mother?

December 19th, 2021

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

First Published On July 17, 2013 Children born in Hong Kong to a Hong Kong permanent resident have their eligibility for permanent identity cards established at birth. But what if the child is born to a Hong Kong permanent resident not married to its mother and where the child was born outside of Hong Kong? […]

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How Do Foreign National Children Resident in Hong Kong for 7 Years Go On to Acquire Permanent Residency Here?

November 7th, 2021

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

The test for the right of abode for foreign national children resident in Hong Kong for 7 years is the same as for adults but the manifestation of that PR takes a slightly different form… QUESTION I’ve heard that our children can independently hold permanent residency once they turn 7.  Is this correct and if […]

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Can I Leave Hong Kong to Work Overseas At the Same Time As I Apply for the Right of Abode in Hong Kong?

November 3rd, 2021

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First Published April 10, 2014 Can you be both settled in Hong Kong, have taken the HKSAR as your only place of residence, yet go and work overseas all at the same time? QUESTION Thank you so much for your wonderfully informative website. I have a question about the timing of starting a new job […]

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If I Marry A Local Girl, Get a Dependant Visa for Hong Kong then Move to China for Work, Can I Still Get the Right of Abode After 7 Years?

October 7th, 2021

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

First Published October 29, 2014 Does being married to a Hong Kong permanent resident whilst living in China impact on continuity of ordinary residence for the purposes of a right of abode application subsequently? QUESTION Hi, Your website is incredibly helpful! However, my situation doesn’t seem to have an answer yet, so here goes! I’m […]

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Hong Kong Right of Abode Application – How Important Are Prior Tenancy Agreements?

September 27th, 2021

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

Are tenancy agreement copies absolutely vital for a successful Hong Kong right of abode application? QUESTION For my Hong Kong PR application, what happens if I am unable to provide copies of my tenancy agreements?  I never thought I would still be here for 7 years so I every 2 years I get rid of […]

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