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QOTW: Do Stepchildren Qualify for a Hong Kong Dependant Visa?

March 23rd, 2015

Posted in Family Visas, Musing, The Hong Kong Visa Geeza /


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My husband is looking to move to Hong Kong for work with his current employer. As his spouse I will qualify for a Hong Kong dependent visa, as will our two children. My child from my first marriage (8 years old) will also be moving with us (we have had custody of him for three years now).

Can a stepchild apply for a Hong Kong dependent visa, and if not, are there other avenues for this situation?

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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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