My friend is from shenzhen and born in mianland China, holding a Chinese passport. Since 2006, she has been working in HK for almost 2 years and sounds she likes to stay few more years.
Recently, she is trying to figure that could this be possible to apply a HK passport before 7 years limitation?
From the immgration website, it is said,
. Chinese citizen,
. have the Right of Abode (ROA) in the HKSAR
. holding a valid Hong Kong permanent identity card (PIC).
Sure she is is qualified for the first item, and as she already has lived there for 2 years, does this mean she meets the second ROA item? well, she does not have a PIC yet, but she has a temporary ID card for a while, so if it is the case, how long for her to obtain a PIC?
Is she only eligible to apply for passport after all of these three stuff are ready to go or any chance to stand out of it before the 7 years regulation?
many question and many thanks.