https://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/...gnise-same-sexHong Kong will for the first time recognise overseas same-sex partnerships when granting dependant visas, the government announced on Tuesday.
The new policy, to come into effect on Wednesday, came after a review prompted by a Court of Final Appeal ruling in July, that a married British lesbian – identified as QT – should be granted a spousal visa. She had initially been denied. The policy still does not mean the government has legalised same-sex marriage.
The ruling ended a long-running court battle.
Under the revised policy, the director of immigration will favourably consider an application from a person who has entered into “a same-sex civil partnership, same-sex civil union, same-sex marriage, or opposite-sex civil partnership or opposite-sex civil union outside Hong Kong” for entry for residence as a dependant, if the person meets the normal immigration requirements.