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  1. #11

    Many immigration departments in the world have automatic computer systems, with record of entry and departure dates, and the type of visas people were issued and the time they need to quality for things. They can easily check you qualify or not instantly without the applicants showing documents.

    7 years is long, but is good to show the applicants have a real commitment to HK.


  2. #12

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    and remember
    If you leave HKG and do not land through HKG immigration at least once in every 3 years you lose the PR status

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    that is not the case
    right to land needs a sponsor as employer and can be deported
    right of abode = permanent resident, cannot be deported


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    Quote Originally Posted by dynamco:
    that is not the case
    right to land needs a sponsor as employer and can be deported
    right of abode = permanent resident, cannot be deported
    immigration website says:

    Right of Abode
    The right of abode in the HKSAR will allow a person the right:
    - To land in the HKSAR;
    - To be free from any condition of stay (including a limit of stay) in the HKSAR;
    - Not to be deported from the HKSAR; and
    - Not to be removed from the HKSAR.

    Right to Land
    If a person loses his/her right of abode in the HKSAR he/she will automatically acquire the right to land in the HKSAR in accordance with the law, which will allow he/she enjoys the right:
    - To land in the HKSAR;
    - To be free from any condition of stay (including a limit of stay) in the HKSAR; and
    - Not to be removed from the HKSAR.
    - He/She will be able to enter the HKSAR freely to live, study and work without any restriction

    right to land means employment visa/sponsorship is not required as said above

    here is the link:
    http://www.immd.gov.hk/eng/services/roa/term.html
    Last edited by JAherbert; 04-10-2017 at 11:31 AM. Reason: added link
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  5. #15

    True, right of abode=permanent resident

    Not true. Right to land can work like HKPR without a sponsor as employer

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    I have a piece of paper in front of me which was given to me by the friendly chap from the Immigration Department when they confirmed my PR status a few weeks ago. He called my attention to three sections of the information:

    Category of persons who acquired permanent resident status by virtue of being
    (1)A person not of Chinese nationality who has entered Hong Kong with a valid travel document has ordinarily resident in Hong Kong for a continuous period of not less than 7 years and has taken Hong Kong as his place of permanent residence before or after the establishment of the HKSAR.
    Circumstances under which the person will lose the status of a permanent resident
    If the person has been absent from Hong Kong for a continuous period of not less than 36 months since he ceased to have ordinarily resided in Hong Kong.
    Right to land
    A person who ceases to have the status of a permanent resident of the HKSAR will automatically acquire the right to land in Hong Kong in accordance with the law. He will be able to enter Hong Kong freely to live, study or work without any restrictions. A person my ascertain whether he has lost the status of a permanent resident of the HKSAR by applying for verification of eligibility for permanent identity card with the Right of Abode Section of the Immigration Department for assessment of whether he has lost the permanent resident status and has the right to land in the HKSAR.
    Pretty clear from this that Right to Land is what you get when you lose PR status - so by definition, you cannot be both PR and have Right to Land.

  7. #17

    The change is automatic, the persons concerned may not know the change, or are notifyed about the change. His or her PR status has been lost after the automatic change, doesn't matter he or she still have the HKPR ID card previously issued to him or her.It is possible to pretend to be a current HKPR with the card, or thinks he or she is still a HKPR and unaware of the change. The department's system know the changes. Persons with current Right to Land applying for his or her FIRST ID card are issued the non PR version, with "Hong Kong Identity Card" on the top of the front and without "The holder of this card has the right of abode in Hong Kong" on the card's back. Cards have the code R instead of A below the Date of Birth. Holders of both A and R cards do not need visas to work in Hong Kong.


  8. #18

    How is the result of your application? Surprisingly I have similar situation and was wondering if there's any possibility to apply now without waiting another year.