I have come to live in HK with my partner who is on a work visa. As we are not married I have come in on a tourist Visa. I will be a 'housewife' as he is in a well paid stable job (no kids). I have no intention or need to work. I am concerned that as his job could well keep him here for 3 to 5 years, will Immigration keep on extending my Tourist Visa for that long? Anyone had experience of being rejected eventually? Will they expect us to get married and would that make it alright or make it worse in case they think we are doing it just to get a dependent visa?? We would get married if we had to - if it means I can stay for an extended period (we are committed) but would rather do it for other reasons!
I am not sure I could get a dependant Visa with our common law situation anyway? We have been living together on our own boat in the Caribbean. Boat in his name, but paid for by me. That and our lengthy blogsite covering a year with pics and dated entries is about the only thing we have to prove our relationship. No utilities or joint bank accounts as no need on a boat! Before that we were living in his brothers holiday home in France, again no joint bills or any proof as such. Just pictures. Can't risk being kicked out/refused entry in ayear or so. ANY HELP OR ADVICE IS MUCH APPRECIATED