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Will Civil or Non-Criminal Penalties Accruing to a Business Impact the Hong Kong PR Application of One of its Directors?

February 12th, 2020

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How is an application for Hong Kong PR (permanent residency or the right of abode) impacted as a result of non-criminal litigation and Court sanctions?



My partner and I run a company (LTD) in Hong Kong. We’ve been a bit behind on our bills and most likely the company will be taken to court to pay late fees and penalties.

My partner is due to receive his Right of Abode in July.

Would such court cases affect his Hong Kong PR status application?

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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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