I was hoping someone could clear this up as i've looked at countless forums/posts and read through all the laws relating to Chinese nationality but seem to be receiving conflicting information.
I was born in UK to HK parents - Along with a UK passport, I have a HKID with 3 stars (***AO) renewed when I was 18 in 2014.
Does this mean I have Chinese nationality?
I was reading somewhere that 3 stars were incorrectly given and upon replacement of ID cards - some were downgraded from ROA to RTL. But if I was given 3 stars by mistake, surely that would have been stripped when i upgraded from Youth HKID to Adult HKID?
The reason I need to know is that I eventually want to apply for a Home Return Permit (HRP) but new laws have been put in place that you must now hold a HKSAR Passport in order to apply for one.
So the first obstacle is to obtain a HKSAR PPT - in order to apply, one must have Chinese nationality - does having 3 stars on your HKID mean that I have Chinese nationality? - Will submitting an application for a HKSAR passport dig up my file on my HKID and see that I am born abroad?
(just to clear up - I was born pre-1997 and my UK PPT had a stamp in when I entered hong kong - the Immigration department told my parents during my Youth HKID application that this allowed me to obtain a 3 star HKID - not sure why but this is what happened).
My concerns are
A) Have I been given 3 stars correctly - regardless of me being a UK PPT holder and born abroad
B) Will applying for a HKSAR passport see my 3 stars potentially downgraded
(I have been visiting HK consistently every within the 36 month timeframe to maintain my ROA)
C) Will I have to prove that I live in HK to in order to obtain a HKSAR Passport to ultimately secure a HRP?
If you have experienced any of this, please share.