Just curious, has anyone with a HKID RTL successfully been able to get a dependent visa for their wife from mainland china? My girlfriend is from Mainland China and we have been dating for over 2 years. We plan to get married in December in Hong Kong. I will then apply for a dependent visa for her so she can live with me in Hong Kong. I have been to the HK Government website and found the following information. It says that the entry arrangement does not apply for Chinese residents of the Mainland. If she is from Mainland, I am from Canada but with HKID RTL and we get married, how can I apply for a dependent visa for her to stay in Hong Kong with me?
This guidebook sets out the entry arrangement for persons who wish to enter the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region (HKSAR) for residence as dependants.
2. This entry arrangement does not apply to:
Chinese residents of the Mainland [except for those whose sponsors have been admitted to take up employment (as professionals, for investment to establish/join in business, or for training) or studies (in full-time undergraduate or post-graduate programmes in local degree-awarding institutions), or whose sponsors have been admitted as entrants under the Capital Investment Entrant Scheme or the Quality Migrant Admission Scheme];
former Mainland Chinese residents residing in Macao who have acquired residence in Macao through channels other than the One-way Permit Scheme; and
nationals of Afghanistan, Albania, Cuba and Korea (Democratic People's Republic of).
II. Eligibility Criteria
3. For a sponsor who is a Hong Kong permanent resident or a resident who is not subject to a limit of stay (i.e. a resident with the right to land or on unconditional stay), the following dependants may apply to join him/her for residence in the HKSAR:
his/her unmarried dependent child under the age of 18; and
his/her parent aged 60 or above.