Tangentially related to the original topic, so I'll ask it here (mods, move to a separate thread if need be):
We're all settled in the UK and enjoying life here, but have a question regarding visas for Honk Kong passport holders:
The mother-in-law has been out to visit us in August and stayed for a few months before going back to HK. She wants to come out again after CNY and possibly stay for about 4 months in total in the UK (not just with us, but visiting friends etc) - I assumed this would be fine as HKers get 6 months on arrival. The missus, however, says that it could be tricky as visitors are not allowed to stay for more than 6 months in any given year from when the visa was issued - she will have been in the UK for a total of seven months, but on two separate visas/visits, in the space of a year from when she came in August 2017. I can't find any official line on this stating the 180 days in a year thing, but the missus has checked a bunch of forums where people are mentioning it - I figured the well-informed, good-looking, helpful people on here might be able to shed some light on the situation!