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    Family visit in Hong Kong

    Hi all,

    I come from Germany originally and since it would be nerve-wracking and costly to go back to Germany to see my mother (age: 70, fully vaccinated), I wonder if it would be better if she could come to Hong Kong.

    I submitted an application for her dependent visa (since I am a PR), yet someone told me it would not be needed.

    Does anyone have an idea or pointer where I could verify this information?

    Thanks and stay dry!


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    Doesn't make a difference except if she would stay longer than a tourist visa allows( 3 months I think). She'll still have to quarantine.

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    Why would you put your mother through weeks of quarantine?

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    Quote Originally Posted by bargfeldstegen:
    age: 70, fully vaccinated
    Will she be able to manage 2-3 weeks quarantine on her own upon arrival into HK?

    Surely it would be better for you to endure that quarantine instead of her.
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    Great idea to get her a dependant visa. She can then stay as long as needed, get an ID card and be eligible for health care. You may also be able to claim some tax relief.

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    You want your 72 year old German mother to fly to Hong Kong, spend 3 weeks locked in a tiny hotel room all by herself, and eat food she is not used to ?

    What if she is taken illl alone in the room and no one knows about it?


    I don't think so.


    Why can't you go visit her ?

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    Quote Originally Posted by dinosaurs88:
    You want your 72 year old German mother to fly to Hong Kong, spend 3 weeks locked in a tiny hotel room all by herself, and eat food she is not used to ?

    What if she is taken illl alone in the room and no one knows about it?


    I don't think so.


    Why can't you go visit her ?
    Because people have jobs and those jobs have quite limited holiday days and don't allow work from quarantine. 72 can still be a fit age. German quarantine is 2 weeks, not 3.

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    Quote Originally Posted by emx:
    At the moment.
    What quarantine?
    From HK , vaccinated, to D. ?

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    Quote Originally Posted by hullexile:
    I think I need a drink, totally lost with the end of this thread
    I am having a drink … doesn’t help one bit with the previous comments.

    On topic … I am still puzzled why it would be costly and nerve wrecking for OP to go to Germany… versus bringing OP’s mother from Germany to HK. Unless he would loose his job due to lack of PTO days thanks to XX days quarantine when he comes back (that may be costly) and he finds the prospect of loosing his job nerve wrecking….
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    You have a Schraube loose ( locker )


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