I was born in Hong Kong in 82 my parents are not chinese tho, I have a BNO passport and got my Hong Kong ID in 1996 before the takeover the ID said I had the right to abode in HK. I moved to Canada and later came back to HK at age 18 in 2001 to renew my Hong Kong ID, on the back it still says I have the right to abode in HK, it even says that on my BNO. A few days ago a friend of my parents told them that I would have to go back to Hong Kong every 3 years in order NOT to loose my ROA. Why didnt I loose it in the first place after 4 years when it was issued in 12-96 and then renewed on 10-05-2001???? do I have to renew it before 10-05-2004? If anybody can clear things up a bit for me that would be great.