I'm a 22 year old CBC with parents who were born in Hong Kong, and hold HKSAR passports (which means they are Chinese citizens in China), but they also hold Canadian citizenship, based on the a certain exception. (The Government of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region - Immigration Department)
I was born before both parents became Canadian citizens. As I was born in Canada, I obtained Canadian nationality at birth, which means I probably do not hold Chinese nationality.
I have submitted my ROP145 Application for Verification of Eligibility for Permanent Identity Card, and I was recently asked to submit extra forms, to assist with the application, and copies of my parents' BTDC passports, landing papers, Canadian naturalization documents, and the dates of my parents' and my own stays of Hong Kong.
Based on my various research of the ambiguous HK immigration laws, I am probably not eligible for ROA, since I have been away from HK for more than 36 months since 1997. So it means I'd probably get RTL.
Is the process almost over? I read from a post from Aritaurus that he/she was approved the next day.
I'd like to leave Hong Kong soon because I'd like to go to my university convocation if possible. If it takes longer, I guess I'll stay in HK and get it done first.
I have not met an immigration officer in person yet, but I have contact information and a phone number of the case officer.
And for the "original documents" which ones did you have to bring in? I have my original short and long form Canadian birth certificates, but some of the other documents are back in Canada with my parents.
Sorry that this is long, but basically, the question is, how long will it be until I can apply for the actual ID card?