I've read Hairball's guide and am planning to kickoff the VEPIC process and was hoping you guys could give me your opinion and any tips.
1. My case for applying for RTL:
My parents were both born in China and fulfilled the 7-year residency to obtain HK ROA in the early 1980s. Both of them had the HK Certificate of Identity and did not become BDTC or naturalize. At the time of my birth (born in 1991 in the United States), my parents were in the U.S. on a B-1 visitor visa that expired in 1989, but they were still Chinese citizens/HK ROA and have not settled abroad or taken up any foreign citizenship. However, they were able to overstay the visa in 1989 because of the Tiananmen Square incident where the U.S. granted asylum to Chinese citizens. Two years after my birth, they officially applied for U.S. Green Cards in 1993, and acquired U.S. citizenship in 1999. Currently, they both have active HKIDs and HK Passports.
In terms of proving ROA, I have their Certificate of Identity with the visa stamp in 1989, my birth certificate in 1991, and then my parents certificate of naturalization in 1999 when they became US citizens (don't have documents of the pre naturalization/green card process). Is this sufficient to prove that I had ROA at birth?
2. Also, although I was born overseas to Chinese citizens/ROA, the fact that my parents had overstayed their visa makes it seem like they had settled/taken up residency in the U.S. unofficially. Would this eliminate my chances of being approved for RTL?
3. Lastly, I am hoping to complete the VEPIC process in 2 trips to HK. Assuming I am invited for original documents verification, is verification of original documents a quick process and is the appropriate status letter given to me on the same day? In other words, can I complete the verification of original documents and apply for/obtain a temporary HKID on the same day, and then wait for the actual ID to be mailed to an address in HK or have it picked up by a relative?
Any help and feedback would be greatly appreciated. Thank you guys in advance!!