Hi all..another ID question in which I hope that someone here can help.
I am a British Born Chinese, and have held a Hong Kong ‘Permanent Identity Card’ since 1996. I have been back several times since I have held it. The last time I went back was nearly 3 years ago, and in which I updated my card for the new type card. My father was a permanent resident when I was born, my mother was born in China.
I was granted with a new ‘Permanent Identity Card’ with 3*** and AO. Which means that I have the ‘Right of Abode’, born in another country. I have heard from ppl that there is a 3 year rule which applies to my ID card, that if I do not return within the 36 months, that I will lose my 3 *** and the ‘Right of Abode’ and be changed to ‘Right to Land’. Would I also lose the ‘Permanent’ and just get an HK id card aswell?
I would like to be able to keep my present status, but if anyone can clarify my situation, I would be truly grateful.
My wife whom was born in HK, also updated her card at the same time as myself, but from what I understand that this 3 year rule does not apply to her, and she can never lose her status?