Greetings! I wish I found out about this forum before I went to HK.
I like to get a smart id (3 stars perferred) and ultimately a "return to china" card so that I can visit long lost relatives. Although I might be willing to move to HK/China for work if the opportunity is present, I have only recently given this some thoughts. Any feedback is appreciated, as it will prepare me for the ultimate task of asking/applying at the immigration department.
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My wife is born in HK and has a smart id (3 stars).
I am US born and raised from HK parents. Both of my parents have recently updated their id to the smart id (3 stars). At the time of my birth, one parent (born in China) had already obtained US citizenship and the other parent (born in HK) had a US permament resident. I am currently researching the "settlement issue" while writing this.
Based on some of the threads that I have read, my alternative option is to obtain a dependent visa/id through my wife. Renew and live in HK for 7 years to get permenent resident smart id. However, does anyone know who how the dependent visa/id affect my goal of getting a "return to china" card?