I am sure.
Before 2008, mainland spouses needed to wait five years for OWP. Nowadays, 4 years. May be even shorter waiting time in future.
PR needs 7 years. No exception, please.
Working in HK doesn't need PR. New immigrants on OWP are ok to work.
Originally Posted by imparanoic:
are u sure, the last post here suggests that it's five or longer, furthermore, i have personally spoken to the mainlander spouse who recently (2010) got her pr after the minimium 5 year period, she got as soon as she was entitled to it, and for the last 3 and half years, my mom took care of her young child so she can re-apply the two way pass at her hometown in china, she also told me she couldn't work here until then