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HK Permanent resident application

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  1. #1

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    HK Permanent resident application

    Hello,

    Now this one is a bit unusual and have tried all forum searching & imd website.
    I'm completing my 7yrs of continuous stay in Hk & preparing for PR submission.
    However, i have lost my job in January & the employer letter in this case indicates my HK work period which falls short of 7yrs by a few months.
    How will my application case be treated by the Imm. department.
    appreciate your views, opinions or similar experiences....

    thanks


  2. #2

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    When does your work visa expire? If it is after the 7 yrs then you should be fine

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  3. #3

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    thats great...my visa runs till 2018


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    I generally agree that you should be ok as long as your visa is current but there is mention of this under the govt website:

    "The person is required to make a declaration in the form the Director of Immigration stipulates that he/she.....has a reasonable means of income to support himself/herself and his/her family...."

    Eligibility for the Right of Abode in the HKSAR | Immigration Department

    This could potentially be a sticking point if you have lost your job and don't have sufficient savings to show that you can support yourself (and family).

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    I don't see it being a problem either. Good luck!

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    thanks jmbf & MandM...
    Having tried a few times, i finally got in touch with an ImmD officer on phone &the advice was that based on visa limit, 'go ahead with the application'.
    The declaration as per form ROP146 was a mere confirmation of 7yrs stay & taking HK as a home with family members & there is no mention re. the means of income.
    Have submitted the application & received the initial acknowledgement from ImmD....keeping fingers crossed