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Dual AU + HK Citizenship possible?

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  1. #1

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    Dual AU + HK Citizenship possible?

    Hi,

    I'm an Australian citizen and I'm expecting to have my first child in Q2-2013. With my wife being a HK citizen, I'm curious to know if I can ensure my child can have both HK passport/Perm HK ID as well as an Australian passport?

    I've read in the Aust immigration website that I can get Austrlaian citizenship by descent for my child, but I'm curious about the HK passport. (if you're wondering why i'm so keen on the HK passport, it's because it'll grant my child eligibility to get the china travel visa which may become quite useful in the future)

    Thanks,
    PA


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    This is not possible as there is no such thing as a HK citizenship.

    You can however have a HKSAR passport, HK Perm ID and AU citizenship for your child. Not a problem, in fact I have many friends that was in the same situation and it was never a problem for them.


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    Quote Originally Posted by BryanL:
    This is not possible as there is no such thing as a HK citizenship.

    You can however have a HKSAR passport, HK Perm ID and AU citizenship for your child. Not a problem, in fact I have many friends that was in the same situation and it was never a problem for them.
    The kid needs to be born in Hong Kong to get a Chinese sar passport. Australian citizenship by descent if born outside Australia.
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    Quote Originally Posted by garycyk:
    YOUR SON CAN HAVE A HKID EASILY BUT NOT 100% CAN GET A HKSAR PASSPORT
    And why is that, Gary ?

    If Pubs wife is a HK born, Chinese passport holder, ie a HK citizen that has 3* and AZ identified on her permanent HK id card, then her children, regardless of where the husband comes from, are entitled to a HKSAR passport and a HRP if they are born here...

    I know this because my wife just picked up my 3rd child's ( 2 months old ) passport up on Monday of this week after applying for it 2 weeks ago, after his HKID card was issued. My wife is a HK permanent resident, HK born of Shanghainese descent ( parents and grand parents migrated to HK during the 1950's ). All of my children got their HKG passports & 2 have their HRP without any issues whatsoever...
    Last edited by Skyhook; 02-01-2013 at 09:39 AM.

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    As you you said yourself: "if HK-born". That's why it's not 100%. If born elsewhere it depends on the wife's immigration status elsewhere.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Gruntfuttock:
    As you you said yourself: "if HK-born". That's why it's not 100%. If born elsewhere it depends on the wife's immigration status elsewhere.
    That's right. Kid could be born anywhere.

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    Safest to be born in HK. (Citizenship wise)

    I know some people with UK/AU/NZ citizenship.. if they had a Chinese wife and a kid born in HK then they'd be pretty set. 4 passports is just taking the piss really.


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    Thank you all for your comments! Puts me at ease. Our child will be born in HK, so it should all fall into place. Thank you!