Ordinary Residence

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Can I Apply for Right of Abode if My Employment Visa Expires on the Exact 7 Year Anniversary of My Residence in Hong Kong But I Have No Job on That Date?

November 22nd, 2022

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

First Published June 4, 2103 Do you need to be employed on the date that your 7 year anniversary of your residence in Hong Kong comes up which then allows you apply for the right of abode with the wrinkle that your current employment visa expires on exactly the same date? QUESTION I started working […]

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Will One Month As A Visitor Between Residence Visas Break My Continuity of Residence for the Right of Abode in Hong Kong?

September 26th, 2022

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

First Published June 20, 2013 This question raises its head in many different guises but this is the first time that anyone has asked it in such a pointed way in the context of training visas – so I’m pleased to be able to shed some light! QUESTION Hi, Great that you provide this service! […]

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Is There Any Fixed Residency Requirement for Retention of a Hong Kong Employment Visa?

September 24th, 2022

Posted in Employment Visas, Investment Visas, The Hong Kong Visa Geeza, Your Question Answered /

Not every stint for work or business means full time residency in Hong Kong so what to do about ‘half-timers’? QUESTION I am pursuing options to take up employment in Hong Kong and would like to know if there is any residence requirement for retention of a work visa. For example, how long can one […]

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I Have Sworn a Declaration That I am Leaving Hong Kong to Receive an MPF Refund – Am I Now Precluded From Making an Application for the Right of Abode Here?

September 22nd, 2022

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

What a great question – never been asked this before! QUESTION I have been resident in Hong Kong for 5 and a half years on a working visa. I lost my job over 6 months ago and thought that I had no option but to leave. I obtained the MPF refund in May and signed […]

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Can the Company You Have Just Left Contact Hong Kong Immigration And Make Your Visa Expire Immediately?

August 20th, 2022

Posted in Employment Visas, Special Programmes, The Hong Kong Visa Geeza, Your Question Answered /

Contact Hong Kong Immigration and make your visa expire? This question comes up often enough for it to warrant another explanation of the arrangements which prevail (current ImmD practice)… QUESTION Dear Visa Geeza,  I’m under the impression that when you leave a company that has been sponsoring your employment visa or if you are fired, […]

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Can You Claim Right of Abode in Hong Kong if Your Deceased Spouse Had PR Here But You Didn’t Live With Him at the Time of His Death?

August 16th, 2022

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

Is the Right of Abode in Hong Kong passed along to the spouse of a permanent resident such that is claimable after the death of your PR holding husband..? QUESTION This query is for  my cousin who is an adult. She was born in Pakistan and got married to a Hong Kong non-Chinese permanent resident. She […]

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If I Have Spent Less Than 180 Days in Hong Kong During the Last Three Years Will it Affect My Application for the Right of Abode?

July 8th, 2022

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

What happens if you work for a Hong Kong company but are stationed the majority of your time outside of Hong Kong? Less than 180 days in Hong Kong during the last three years – impact on PR eligibility? QUESTION I studied in Hong Kong for 4 years, and when I graduated, I got an […]

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What Can be Said to Constitute ‘Ordinary Residence’ for the Purposes of a Hong Kong Right of Abode Application?

July 4th, 2022

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

This post was first published on December 9, 2012. The question of what constitutes ‘ordinary residence’ in the determination of a Hong Kong right of abode application for a 7 year foreign national resident, can, ultimately, only be settled by the Court. The Hong Kong Immigration Department have their own means of assessing whether an […]

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Can I Extend My Hong Kong Employment Visa if I Have No Job Presently But a Baby Born in Hong Kong?

June 12th, 2022

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

First Published November 19, 2017 Complex immigration scenarios sometimes present themselves with unforeseen consequences – which I am grateful to be able to explore in this excellent question just in… QUESTION I am Canadian and have lived in Hong Kong for almost 6 years. I recently quit my job and my working visa will expire […]

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How is My Dependant Visa Affected Under the Mainland Talents & Professionals Scheme if My Sponsor Father Goes Back to China to Work?

May 14th, 2022

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

How is your dependant visa affected under the Mainland Talents & Professionals Scheme if your sponsor father is heading home?  What happens to a Hong Kong resident dependant visa holder sponsored by a parent holding a visa issued under the Admission of Mainland Talents & Professionals Scheme where the parent is unlikely to remain in […]

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