Keeping HK residency



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Posted by Danielito 3 yrs ago
I got my Hong Kong Permanent Residency status 5 years ago. Now I might need to live outside Hong Kong. How do I keep the residency?

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Klauner 3 yrs ago
You need to come back every 3 years, that's all you need to do.

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kristof 3 yrs ago
Enter HK at least once every 3 years as previous poster mentioned above, that will maintain your permanent residence and right of abode. Now should you stay away for longer than 3 years, you will indeed lose your permanent residence but automatically gain the right to land, which gives you nearly the same rights (work, etc.).

https://www.gov.hk/en/residents/immigration/idcard/roa/eligible/loss.htm

Of course that's what the law is for now until China decides to interfere...

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Runner 3 yrs ago
Does the three years rule apply to those born in Hong Kong but now living overseas?

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RichardNewburn 3 yrs ago
Runner, depends on your status. A family friend was born here and moved away as a child, she came back for a long term stay and regained some rights. Best to check with immigration Department for the ruling on your personal situation

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