am HKID holder, children born in europe, can they apply HKID??

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    am HKID holder, children born in europe, can they apply HKID??

    Hi,

    I am planning to move back to hong kong with my hubby and my two children, my husband will need to apply dependent visa, I am HK ID card holder and my children were born in europe, have following questions:

    1. Can my children apply for HK ID card or just dependent visa?
    2. can they benefit the low costs of public hospitals..schools... same as local HK citizen?


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    If the kids are under 18 you can get a dependent visa for them. Once you get the visa, you can then register an ID card for them.


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    And to Q2. all HKID holders (with Permanent Residence or a valid visa) get the same rates at public hospital, schools etc. So, yes.


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    Hi, thanks for answer. My babies are 8 months old only, then they need dependent visa first.

    My hubby will look for work once he is physically in HK, he will hold a dependent visa. Can he get the same rates as local citizen at public hospital with dependent visa (without job)?


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    Quote Originally Posted by kombuchahk:
    My hubby will look for work once he is physically in HK, he will hold a dependent visa. Can he get the same rates as local citizen at public hospital with dependent visa (without job)?
    Yes - there are only two rates at public hospitals: those for "eligible persons" and those for "ineligible persons". "Eligible persons" means any HK resident holding a valid HKID card.

    Note though that that doesn't make everything free (as I have been discovering recently in the case of a friend). The hospital facilities, doctors' time and so on are in a very small per visit or daily fee, but any specialist materials that they use are chargeable at cost - this would include things like stents, pacemakers and anything else that is a one-time device given or used for you. I guess this would also include artificial joints and so on. In other words, "labour and incidentals" (food, saline, etc) are almost free, but spare parts are not.

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    PDLM,
    You answered me "yes because my husband is HKID holder" ? But I thought holders of a dependant visa are not called HKID card holders.

    Grts


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    Anyone who is living in HK will need to register for an ID card. I'm not too sure if that applies for children under 11, but I think they would probably still need to register.


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    Quote Originally Posted by kombuchahk:
    PDLM,
    You answered me "yes because my husband is HKID holder" ? But I thought holders of a dependant visa are not called HKID card holders.

    Grts
    Dependent visa holders do, of course, qualify for an HKID card (in fact, are required to obtain one).

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    As stated, everyone over the age of 11 who has a visa permitting them to reside in HK for more than 180 days is required to apply for a HKID card within 14 (or maybe 28) days of arrival.

    You are confusing the general term HKID with the Right of Abode which gives what is known as a HK Permanent ID Card, which enables you to live, work & study in HK without a visa.