My daughter was born in the UK, can she apply for a HKID card?

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    My daughter was born in the UK, can she apply for a HKID card?

    I have a 1 star HKID card, which I believe allows me to work in HK. I am thinking of returning there with my daughter who was born in the UK.

    Would she be able to:

    get a HKID card?
    go to a local school?
    get medical help?

    etc etc without costing the earth?

    Any advice would be appreciated.

    Thanks

    Linda


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    A one star HKID card means that you were under the age of 18 when it was issued and you have not been in HK since (or at least haven't applied for an adult card since then).

    That being so I believe that you would have the right to an adult *** HKID card since you are a HK Chinese citizen.

    Your daughter would therefore be entitled to a Dependant Visa and on that she could get access to local schooling and medical facilities like any other HK resident.

    After you daughter had lived here for 7 years then she could apply for Right of Abode, but that doesn't actually make any difference to the education and health care.


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    does that mean if any offsprings from hk id cardholders born after 97 ouside of hk will not be automatically entitled to hk cards


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    No - it's not that simple, as discussed here hundreds of times already.

    See Hairball's guide here for starters: A Guide to the Right of Abode in Hong Kong