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  1. #21

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    I dun think HK is bad. I think HK gov't is stupid.


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    It may be discrimination.. but having lived in several countries, I tend to find HK's system the easiest to work with.

    The US, UK and most other countries that tout human rights tend to have far more subtle but more effective discriminatory practices towards immigration.

    I was hoping you were from another country .. would have loved to spend some research time to look at its "discriminatory policies"


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    You're right about HK's system is kind of easy to work with. But I do not know why such discriminatory policies still exist, i.e. if you marry a cuban girl, she cannot live with u in hk. where are the human rights?

    anyway due to this thread owner's wish, the topic should be closed.


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    Actually, the owner of this thread is KAI.


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    Hi all,

    Having read your comments...I must agree that HK gov sys is bad at all...being a Vietnamese myself, i totally understand why each country has diff policy. When you are in the situation where there are overlimit of ppl trying to go into your country...you just automatically want to protect your people (jobs, houses,....) by placing these rules...anyway, its more of history...dun want to go on about this....
    I have been to the US too...and I also agree that it is so much tougher than here in Hk. I even had to pay extra fee for the visa (more than the rest) just because I'm Vietnamese

    Anyway, back to the problem...what can I input???
    My husband is Singaporean, working in Hk, has the HK ID residency...He used an agent to apply for my dependant visa a few years ago...now I got my depedant visa and moved here to live with him. I think you should seek for a lawyer's help, pay an one-time expensive fee to get your wife a visa, then the visa-extension is very easy
    I think my husband had to pay roughly USD 1,000 to get me a dependant visa...

    Travelling to many places with a Vietnamese passport is tough...You could never imagine what i have gone through...I love my country and dun wish to give up my Vietnamese citizenship...just that the reality is rather harsh for me to travel around...After ten years of trying...I now got my Singapore passport...I'm not proud for the fact...just that it is going to help me to travel in the future....
    Sigh...too much sad stories...I hope you managed to help your wife...don't give up your dream yet. If you want, I can get the contact of the agency who helped my husband for the dependant visa
    Best of luck
    mina


  6. #26

    Hi Minak

    Thanks for the suggestion, and it would be good to hear where your husband got your visa, and also thank you for taking the time to read our issue

    Cheers
    Astarite


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    i guess that you weren't here when the whole "right of abode" stuff was going on...

    there are literally thousands of HK men married to mainland women... the wives of these men are not allowed in HK either.... the gov't is not discriminating against just you....but in many of their cases children are involved as well...if i recall correctly, hk people that adopt children from china are not allowed to bring them to hk either...(could be wrong on this)... the only cases where the children are allowed to come is if the HK parents are lucky enough to hold foreign passports and are therefore able to get a foreign passport for the kids, then the kids are not considered mainland chinese, so they are allowed to live in HK....


    (i could have my facts wrong, but that is how i understand the law...sorry if i've made a mistake!)


  8. #28

    Thanks Carang

    My wife and I appreciate the discrimination is not focused soley on us, rather on all mainlanders, regardless of their personal circumstances, and it must be more heart wrenching with children involved.

    We were hoping to find out how others in our situation sorted out their lives. Thank you fo ryour comments and also your time and consideration.

    Astarite


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    The other trick would be to become Finance Secretary. He had no trouble at all getting his Chinese wife into Hong Kong.


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    Quote Originally Posted by PDLM:
    The other trick would be to become Finance Secretary. He had no trouble at all getting his Chinese wife into Hong Kong.
    ..and that was his downfall :P