Applying for Right of Abode in Hong Kong After 7 Years – How to Complete the Confusing Sections on the ROP145 Application Form
September 6th, 2015
Posted in Long Stay & PR, Musing, The Hong Kong Visa Geeza /
If you’re a long stay foreign national resident of Hong Kong and seeking to change your immigration status to permanent residency you will have to complete the ROP145 application form.
There is a lot of confusion on pages 2 and 4 about which section to tick.
This is how you do it:
As you are not a Chinese nationals and you have been continuously resident in Hong Kong for a minimum of 7 years, this is for you. On the ROP145 application form page 2, your claim for permanent residency is based on criteria 4.
Page 4 ROP 145
This where the confusion comes in. On the ROP145 application form page 4, there is a subtle difference between 6(4) and 6(5).
6(4) = Chinese citizens
6(5) = You!
Hope you find this helpful!