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Eligibility for HKSAR Passport - overseas-born Taiwanese with Taibaozheng?

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  1. #21

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    The reason I ask is I have some friends here in similar situations (foreign born Taiwanese) in HK who are permanent residents but qualified with their foreign nationalities. If they wanted to declare their Chinese nationality (and consequently
    get *** on their ID cards), do they have a way to do that? Kind of like a declaration of change of nationality, but in reverse (as in, rather than someone giving up Chinese nationality, someone claiming it)?

    Last edited by taibao; 05-07-2020 at 04:30 PM.

  2. #22

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    To my knowledge, if a person's eligibility for a HKPIC has been verified by virtue of No. 4 of Part 2 in Form ROP145, the person is ineligible to apply for a HKSAR Passport. But if this person is actually of Chinese descent, and wants to have a HKSAR Passport, then he/she has to prove it, and renounce the foreign nationality he/she possesses. The reason is "Article 3: The People’s Republic of China does not recognise dual nationality for any Chinese national."

    Having said that, holders of HKSAR Passport, they can immigrate and have a foreign passport or foreign passports. In this case, if they don't make a declaration of renouncing Chinese nationality, their foreign passport(s) are just deemed travel documents. (See explanation 4: Chinese nationals of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region with right of abode in foreign countries may, for the purpose of travelling to other countries and territories, use the relevant documents issued by the foreign governments. However, they will not be entitled to consular protection in the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region and other parts of the People’s Republic of China on account of their holding the above mentioned documents.)


  3. #23

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    Quote Originally Posted by ltdconsultants:
    To my knowledge, if a person's eligibility for a HKPIC has been verified by virtue of No. 4 of Part 2 in Form ROP145, the person is ineligible to apply for a HKSAR Passport. But if this person is actually of Chinese descent, and wants to have a HKSAR Passport, then he/she has to prove it, and renounce the foreign nationality he/she possesses. The reason is "Article 3: The People’s Republic of China does not recognise dual nationality for any Chinese national."
    What if, in this case, the person's HKPIC was indeed verified using Option 4 in Part 2 of ROP145 (non-Chinese), but the person already holds Chinese nationality (in the form of ROC citizenship, which is viewed by the PRC as Chinese nationality)? Would that person still have to go through the process of naturalization for Chinese nationality that they in essence already have -- just for it to be recognized by the HKSAR government?

  4. #24

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    My answer is "yes" because it's nothing related to what you possess in essence, but what you declared initially when entering Hong Kong. If you get the HKPIC through option 4, and ask HKSAR government for a passport, there's a conflict.


  5. #25

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    You are actually not entitled to have the Mainland Travel Permit for Taiwan Residents since you have foreign nationality, but you did not disclose it to Mainland authority, so you got it...


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