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Am I Eligible for An Extension to My Hong Kong Dependant Visa if My PHKID Card Holding Spouse Doesn’t Actually Live Here Now?

May 26th, 2018

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The Hong Kong Immigration Department grant dependant visas on the basis of family reunion in Hong Kong.


Where, however, the sponsoring spouse is no longer resident in the HKSAR, the question is begged as to whether or not an extension will be available for the sponsored dependant visa holder?


I currently live in Hong Kong on a dependent visa.

For the past two years my husband (a permanent resident of Hong Kong) started to live and work in the United Kingdom because we planned to settle in the UK in the future . Unfortunately he was unable to process a UK visa for me because of uncertainty of  jobs there, which is not possible till now.

My Hong Kong dependant visa is expiring soon so he will come back to Hong Kong for my visa extension.

My question.  Is there any supporting documents needed from my husband because he is staying outside of Hong  Kong?

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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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