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    JoTs,

    I keep a copy of our son's birth certificate with his passport. As we tend to travel separately without Dad sometimes and I still use my maiden name and he has Dad's, airlines do ask for proof that we are related. I know its crazy, but with child kidnapping airlines are taking extra precautions.

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    I might be wrong but I don't think your son will qualify for PR. Instead he will qualify for "Right to Land."

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    Quote Originally Posted by JoTs View Post
    My son was born in the UK so he has just had a visa up till now, like me. However, we are in the process of applying for PR for him as well - he should get it as my husband has PR, was born here and is chinese...

    I might be wrong but I think your son only qualifys for "Right to Land" and not "Right of Abode"

    http://www.immd.gov.hk/ehtml/topical_3_1.htm

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    Children born to HK permanent residents (who are not of Chinese origin) and born in HK do get permanent residency- however it is subject to a number of conditions.

    According to info. I was given by the immigration depart. ( I am HK PR, British passport holder, not of chinese origin. My husband is not PR, and not of chinese origin),

    - My son (born in HK) has the right of abode.
    - If I, or my son, live outside of HK for a continuous period of more than 36 mnths we both lose our right of abode and permanent residency.
    - Once my son reaches the age of 21 yrs, he will have to re-stablish his permanent residency by proving that he has lived in HK for a continuous period of 7 yrs and has made HK his permanent home.
    - However my son will always keep his 'right to land,' allowing him to live, work and study in HK without restriction.

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    We are just applying for PR for my son as it will be more convenient... he has a dependent visa till 2011 so not a problem if they don't grant PR - just thought it was worth a try...

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