I hope that someone can give me an advice on how I can make my application for the right to land in Hong Kong according to my possibilities, How to apply step by step.
My father was a Hong Kong citizen born in Hong Kong (ethnically chinese, holder of British dependent territories citizen with the right of abode in Hong Kong passport). He passed away by a traveling accident in Bolivia on 11 July 1993.
I live and I was born in Bolivia-Cochabamba on 3 December 1982. At the time of my bith my father held the British dependent territories citizenship status, he never changed of nationality untill he passed away.
I have got documents such as my fathers birth certificate born in Hong Kong, his British passports, his death certificate, my birth certificate born in Bolivia (Bolivian certificate), my Bolivian ID card.
I understand from many information sources (Hong Kong government web pages) about the right of abode and the right to land, as far as I could understand I am eligible to get the right to land, because I'm not considered as chinese citizen to get the right of abode, because I wasn't born in Hong Kong, or resided in Hong Kong before 1 July 1997. But due to the fact that my father was born in Hong Kong (ethnically chinese, Citizen of the United Kingdom and colonies before 1983, British dependent territories citizen after 1983 with the right of abode in Hong Kong) I have the right to land in Hong Kong, so I can live, work and study without any restriction. But the problem is what documents to provide according to my situation, am I really eligible to apply for the right to land?, I mean do the documents I have got would be enough to start an application without being rejected. Because the other problem is that I must be in Hong Kong LEGALLY while the application is in process. I don't quite understand this, do I have to get a visa, what type of visa should I get to stay for more than 6 weeks (prosessing time) according to the country where I live ( Bolivia ). Anyway, I'm making a loan to get some money to travel to Hong Kong, I mean I have to pay back this money, what about if my application is rejected for any reason while I am there, this is a high risk for me to take if everything goes wrong, and according to additional visas information, I can't work if I am subjet to some restrictions (tourist visa), Hong Kong has a high standard of life, everything is expensive specially if I rent a place to stay for the time of my application.
On the other hand, I have relatives (grandparents, uncles) in Hong Kong, but I don't see them for over of 20 years, since my father passed away we have lost contact untill 3 years ago, I could contact my uncle (the only person we informed) and he told me that he never told to his family about my father's death and he asked me to help him to keep the secret, I don't agree with this, is not fair to hide my father's death, not fair for them not even for us (my young brother, my mother, my sister). I also asked him to help me to go to Hong Kong so I could work and study to help my family in Bolivia, because we are in poor conditions, but it has been 3 years since then and I have never received help from him, there is no other way to contact my other reltives and even if I did so I don't know whether they would help me if I went to Hong Kong in my application processing time. As you can see this is another strong reason to go to Hong Kong I have to see my grandparents before it is too late.
Is there any other alternative way to apply from overseas.
Please, I would be truly grateful if someone could give me an advice.