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What Happens to Hong Kong Dependant Visa Holders When They Reach the Age of 18?

December 21st, 2021

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


First Published On May 7, 2015

Kids grow up quickly so what happens to a Hong Kong dependant visa holder when she reaches the age of 18?




There are two parts to my question:

I’m here on a Hong Kong work visa and have been here for 15 months now. My daughter will be turning 18 yrs old in August 2015.

She attends an International school full time; she will be 19 when she finishes there.

Q1 – Will I just renew my daughter’s Hong Kong dependant visa when I renew my employment visa and also my wife’s Hong Kong dependant visa in November later this year or will she have to go a different route?

Q2  – She is considering going to university in the UK. If she does this will she be classed as a dependent and her home in Hong Kong and be classed as a Hong Kong resident with a Hong Kong ID card and will this count towards getting her 7 years for PR eventually?

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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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