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HONG KONG: Update on Protests

August 14, 2019

In recent weeks, Hong Kong has been experiencing protests centred around the legislature’s debate of an extradition bill.

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HONG KONG: Immigration Authority Allows Dependent Visa Applications for Same-Sex Spouses

September 21, 2018

Effective 19 September 2018, the Hong Kong government has revised its immigration policy to allow a same-sex spouse or civil partner, or an opposite-sex civil partner, in a foreign legally-recognized relationship with an eligible sponsor, to apply for a dependent visa.

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CHINA: Optional Mainland Residence Card Introduced for Residents of Hong Kong, Macau and Taiwan

September 7, 2018

As we reported in August, the Chinese government has abolished the work permit requirement for residents of Hong Kong, Macao and Taiwan (HMT residents). Effective 1 September 2018, HMT residents can voluntarily apply for a new mainland residence card.

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CHINA: Plans Announced to Eliminate Mainland Work Permit Requirement for Workers from Hong Kong, Macao and Taiwan

August 7, 2018

The Chinese government announced that it plans to abolish the work permit requirement for Chinese residents of Hong Kong, Macao and Taiwan hired to work in mainland China. Further details are expected to be announced by the government within the next few weeks.

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HONG KONG: Court of Appeal Upholds Judgement Permitting Dependent Visas for Same-Sex Spouses

July 6, 2018

On 4th July 2018, Hong Kong’s highest court, the Court of Final Appeal, upheld a previous decision by a lower court to allow same-sex spouses to hold dependent visas, denying an appeal by the Director of Immigration.

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HONG KONG: Visitor Status Now Permits Delivery of Speeches and Presentations

December 15, 2017

Effective immediately, foreign nationals entering Hong Kong as visitors are allowed to attend an event to give speeches and presentations without obtaining a separate employment permit, under certain conditions. Conditions The duration of the event must be no longer than seven days. The visitor must not be remunerated for speaking or presenting at the event (other […]

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TAIWAN: Permanent Residents of Hong Kong and Macau Can Now Obtain Multiple-Entry Permit Online

October 10, 2017

Effective 2nd October 2017, permanent residents of Hong Kong and Macau, who live in one of 27 designated locations can apply for one-year or three-year multiple-entry permits for Taiwan online, rather than in person at the Taipei Representative Office. Previously, only a single-entry permit to Taiwan was available through the online platform. Obtaining a visa upon […]

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HONG KONG: Visa Requirements Relaxed for Cambodian Nationals

March 17, 2017

From 1st March 2017, the visa requirements for nationals of Cambodia have been relaxed. Previously Cambodian nationals could only enter Hong Kong as visitors or dependants, but as of 1st March 2017 they may now apply to enter Hong Kong for employment, investment, training and study and under several other immigration programs. Nationals of Cambodia […]

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HONG KONG: Pre-Arrival Registration Required for Indian Nationals

February 3, 2017

Effective from last month, Indian nationals intending to visit Hong Kong visa-free for up to 14 days must now apply for and obtain pre-arrival registration before travelling. Previously, this registration procedure was not required. What is Pre-Arrival Registration? Indian nationals intending to visit Hong Kong for up to 14 days should visit the designated GovHK website for pre-arrival […]

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HONG KONG: Decreasing Population Prompts Immigration Policy Reforms

November 9, 2016

Amid predictions that the population in Hong Kong is likely to start shrinking by 2039, there are calls for there to be major reforms to the immigration policies and the way in which it attracts skilled immigrants from the mainland.…

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