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I. Chinese nationality
Is there any difference between "nationality" and "citizenship" in law?
Are all ethnic minorities of China entitled to Chinese nationality?
What are the legal rights of Chinese citizens/nationals in Hong Kong?
Can Hong Kong residents hold dual nationality?
Can Chinese nationality be lost or renounced?
Can foreigners apply to become Chinese citizens in Hong Kong?
What is the legal concept of "domicile"? How do I know if my domicile is Hong Kong?
II. Hong Kong permanent residence
Do I have to be present in Hong Kong for 7 years continuously before I can acquire the status of permanent resident?
What legal rights do Hong Kong permanent residents enjoy?
Can Hong Kong permanent resident status be lost?
Can former residents return to Hong Kong and renew their status as Hong Kong permanent residents?
Are all children who are born in Hong Kong automatically entitled to right of abode?
Are non-Chinese persons or ethnic minorities entitled to the same rights as Chinese persons in Hong Kong?
III. Immigration to Hong Kong for non-residents (family members)
Who is entitled to sponsor family members to come to live in Hong Kong? If I am a lawful resident of Hong Kong, can my family members in the Mainland (or elsewhere) apply to immigrate to Hong Kong?
What other categories of immigration are there?
If a family member's application to immigrate to Hong Kong is rejected, is there any channel through which I can appeal?
IV. Foreign domestic helpers
How much do I have to pay my foreign domestic helper? Is there a standard employment contract that I can enter into with my domestic helper?
Does my domestic helper have to live in my home?
Is it legal to employ a part-time foreign domestic helper?
Can foreign domestic helpers become permanent residents of Hong Kong?
V. Visitors/tourists and employment visas
How can visitors from Mainland China gain permission to enter Hong Kong?
Who is entitled to an employment visa?
Are sponsored family members allowed to work in Hong Kong?
Do British citizens have to apply for employment visas if they want to work in Hong Kong?
VI. Passports and identity cards
What is the British National (Overseas) passport?
Are some Hong Kong Chinese persons entitled to full British passports (not BNO passports)?
Who is required to carry a Hong Kong identity card and when?
What types of identity card are there?
VII. Immigration offences
What should I do if I am investigated by the Immigration Department?
Hong Kong permanent residence
Immigration to Hong Kong for non-residents (family members)
Foreign domestic helpers
Visitors/tourists and employment visas
Passports and identity cards
Updated on 7 August 2019
The CLIC Team
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