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    P.S: Why not follow petrm's suggestions?


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    Let me show you something about the stupid discrimination in HK:

    1/ Employment visa:

    These entry arrangements do not apply to :
    - Chinese residents of the Mainland; and
    - nationals from Afghanistan, Albania, Cambodia, Cuba, Laos, Korea (Democratic People's Republic of), Nepal and Vietnam

    2/ Student visa:

    This entry arrangement does not apply to:
    - Chinese residents of the Mainland and Taiwan;
    - former Mainland Chinese residents settled in Macao who were not settled there by 14 January 1979; and
    - nationals from Afghanistan, Albania, Cambodia, Cuba, Laos, Korea (Democratic People's Republic of), Nepal and Vietnam

    3/ Dependent visa:

    This entry arrangement does not apply to:
    - Chinese residents of the Mainland (except for those whose sponsors have been admitted to take up employment or full-time tertiary study under schemes or arrangement catering for Mainland residents); and
    - Nationals of Afghanistan, Albania, Cuba and Democratic People's Republic of Korea.

    NOWHERE IN THIS WORLD EXCEPT HONG KONG WOULD CREATE THIS KIND OF STUPID LAWS


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    I feel your pain. Unfortunately, if the HK laws were any different, HK would cease to exist, as it would be overrun by mainlanders.

    Yes, I also complain sometimes about the HK immigration laws, but compared to many other countries (such as USA), immigration to HK is relatively easy.

    Yes, you could complain about the HK government, but I am quite certain that HK government has full blessing of Beijing in this respect. You could also complain about all the other mainlanders who try to push their ways into HK for far less legitimate reasons than yours.

    As I said, my British friend and his Chinese wife lived under these conditions for 7 years quite comfortably. It was not as bad as you may think.

    Best wishes! Hang in there!


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    Hold on!! i'm not a mainlander :P
    ok lets say hk gov't is afraid coz of too many mainlanders coming to hk. what about other countries? like Cambodia, Laos, Vietnam, ...


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    >> NOWHERE IN THIS WORLD EXCEPT HONG KONG WOULD CREATE THIS KIND OF STUPID LAWS

    What nonsense. Most of the countries in the world have selective immigration laws which are changed to keep in touch with reality.

    Accor83 : What country are you from? Bet in can find its country specific exception list within minutes.. I'm sure they're not as welcoming to people from Cuba or Afghanistan like they might be, say from Canada or Switzerland.


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    Hi Guys

    Again thanks for your thoughts and suggestions, especially for your time though.

    It is true I am a little emotional about this, but it is my wife and I, who will not be forcefully seperated in 12 days. Ignorance of laws, i accept, but we have commited no crime.

    We are not looking for citizenship from any country, my wife is happy with where she was born and so am I, we just want to stay together.

    My wife will go home, and I will most likely leave HK, for another place, where we will be accepted as a couple rather than being seperated by nationality or regulation.

    Up to now I was really enjoying life here, and felt we both had adpated to the local culture. However life is more than regulations, business and other trials. Family is more important - a trait I had to come to appreciate in HK. It's a shame it doesn't apply to our situation.

    Thanks again for your repeated time and we can close this thread now.


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    KIA, after all it's discrimination. Other countries control visits by visa policies, not by completely preventing them from applying for the visa. i hope u understand what i mean. try to be fair.


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    Accor: Err .. what country are you from? Pick a country... and lets see how fair they are.


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    lol...
    why are u so curious about my home country? okay FYI, im a hk resident holding HKSAR passport and BNO passport. does that satisfy ur curiosity?

    note that i would never mention this kind of exsited discrimination in hk if i didnt read this post.


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    Every country in the world discriminates against citizens other than their own.

    Legality of a discrimination is a matter of concesus or decision of each specific government.

    accor83: If you really think that HK is so bad, why don't you make some space for a mainlander and seek your happiness elsewhere?


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