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

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

    Hi there,

    I'm a Canadian-born Taiwanese dual citizen, holding an ROC passport and a Taibaozheng (台胞證) issued by the PRC. I'm currently coming up on 7 years living in Hong Kong (on my Canadian passport), so I will be eligible for permanent residency. However, given the HK Immigration Department defines Chinese citizenship for people like me using Article 5 of the Nationality Law (my parents were settled abroad, I got foreign citizenship at birth), I'm uncertain as to whether or not I'm actually eligible for the HKSAR passport -- however, at the same time I'm thinking that the Taibaozheng I have is sufficient proof of my Chinese nationality to the Chinese government?

    Does anyone know if that would suffice? Or how Immigration would handle a case like this?

    Thanks in advance!


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    You have a Canadian & ROC passport, Why do u want a HKSAR passport.


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    Figured might as well pick one up if I'm entitled to one

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    The answer is no. HK Immd will perform its own assessment on your Chinese nationality eligibility irrespective of your taibaozheng.


    There are quite a few overseas born HK people with Home Return Permit who have their HKSAR passport application rejected.


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    Even expats can get HKSAR passports, but they were Naturalised as Chinese Citizens and gave up their home passports.

    Allan Zeman

    https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Allan_Zeman

    Paul Zimmerman

    https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Paul...n_(politician)


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    Quote Originally Posted by kma88:
    The answer is no. HK Immd will perform its own assessment on your Chinese nationality eligibility irrespective of your taibaozheng.


    There are quite a few overseas born HK people with Home Return Permit who have their HKSAR passport application rejected.
    Were they willing to give up their overseas passport?

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    Quote Originally Posted by ArrynField:
    Were they willing to give up their overseas passport?
    Zeman had multiple ones (Canadian, at least an entitlement to a German one) and being of Jewish ancestry can get the Israeli one back whenever he wants. Zimmerman to my knowledge is HK only, as are several top brass at Swire.
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    Like most countries you can probably renounce passport and claim back once.


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    I'm currently coming up on 7 years living in Hong Kong (on my Canadian passport), so I will be eligible for permanent residency
    Anybody who is HKPR is eligible for Chinese Citizenship and hence HKSAR Passport irrespective of current nationality/race/ethnicity, will have to renounce current citizenship.. Persons of Chinese ethnicity successfully applying through Article 5 have managed to keep dual citizenship though..
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    I think you are likely to be able to get a HKSAR passport, given you that you are recognised as a Chinese citizen already with a Taibaozheng. You do not need to naturalise or give up any other citizenships.

    I would show your
    Taibaozheng to IMMD as you are applying for your permanent ID to make sure it has the 3*** needed. Then I'd just go ahead and apply for a passport

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