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Hk permanent id, while living in China

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  1. #1

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    Hk permanent id, while living in China

    Hello

    My friend is/was Chinese citizen, before changing to the Hong Kong ID.
    She is married to a hk citizen and got ID like that.

    She continues to live in China even if she is in the 7 years application period with permanent stay, to get the permanent id card.


    Is it good enough to only visit Hong Kong every 3 months or do she have to live in Hong Kong 180 days a year?


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    To keep a PR 1 visit of 5 minutes to HK in 36 months is more than enough to keep a PR.

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    Thanks for the reply.

    Will the 7 years period continue counting if she does like this or will it reset only if she stays outside for over 36 months?


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    Quote Originally Posted by Northman
    Thanks for the reply.

    Will the 7 years period continue counting if she does like this or will it reset only if she stays outside for over 36 months?
    Something is not clear here, is she already HKPR?

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    Afaik if she is a Mainland citizen and has gotten the HKID through marriage to a HKPR and with a so called "one-way permit" she still has to actually reside in HK during the whole 7 years to be eligible for the HKPR. Any time spent not "ordinarily residing" in HK will reset the 7 years.

    Ordinary Residence
    A person has ordinary residence in Hong Kong if he/she remains in Hong Kong legally, voluntarily and for a settled purpose (such as for education, employment or residence), whether of short or long duration. That status does not change if he/she is temporarily absent from Hong Kong.

    Whether or not a person has ceased to be ordinarily resident in Hong Kong is determined by his/her circumstances and those of his/her absence. The circumstances may include:

    The reason, duration and frequency of any absence from Hong Kong;
    Whether he/she has habitual residence in Hong Kong;
    Whether he/she is employed by a Hong Kong based company; and
    The whereabouts of the principal members of his/her family (spouse and minor children).