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"China Card" for Permanent Residents Traveling on US Passport

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    thanka2 is offline Registered User
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    Question "China Card" for Permanent Residents Traveling on US Passport

    I will e mail the HK gov. for more information but I thought I would ask here as well:

    My children are both US citizens with permanent Hong Kong residency holding US passports for travel.

    Is it possible to get a "China travel card" that adult Hong Kongers have that allows them to pass through the border without a visa?

    If so, how did you go about getting this?

    Thanks for any tips!
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    I don't believe they can get it - reason being they do not hold a HKSAR passport. Being born in HK they would be entitled to the HKSAR passport and thus the China travel card - are they born in HK? If so, it you would just need to get the HKSAR passport (takes 2 weeks) and then go to China travels to get the China travel card (takes 1 week) and it should be pretty much straight forward.

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    they have to have an HKSAR passport, i was told by immig, in order to get the HOME RETURN PERMIT.

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    I don't have a HKSAR passport. I carry a Canadian passport but I have a permanent HKID as I am considered a Chinese National and born in HK. I would call the China Travel Service HQ for further information on eligibility.

    http://www.ctshk.com/english/index.htm

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    Forgot to mention that yes, I DO have a china travel card. I just renewed mine 2 weeks ago.

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    Quote Originally Posted by lesliefu View Post
    I don't believe they can get it - reason being they do not hold a HKSAR passport. Being born in HK they would be entitled to the HKSAR passport and thus the China travel card - are they born in HK? If so, it you would just need to get the HKSAR passport (takes 2 weeks) and then go to China travels to get the China travel card (takes 1 week) and it should be pretty much straight forward.
    One was born in Hong Kong--however, we have chosen not to get Chinese nationality which from my primary search on the subject is one of the requirements for obtaining a HKSAR passport. Can't have dual nationality, unfortunately. :(
    “Many women have described their experiences of childbirth as being associated with a
    spiritual uplifting, the power of which they have never previously been aware …
    To such a woman childbirth is a monument of joy within her memory.
    She turns to it in thought to seek again an ecstasy which passed too soon.”

    ~ Grantly Dick-Read (Childbirth Without Fear)

    Mother of Two
    JMW, boy, born November 29, 2007, 9:43 pm, USA
    MJW, girl, born March 17, 2011, 4:14 pm, HK

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    Quote Originally Posted by evgreen View Post
    I don't have a HKSAR passport. I carry a Canadian passport but I have a permanent HKID as I am considered a Chinese National and born in HK. I would call the China Travel Service HQ for further information on eligibility.

    http://www.ctshk.com/english/index.htm
    So, you have Chinese citizenship, not Canadian citizenship? Or is it possible to have "dual" citizenship between these countries?
    “Many women have described their experiences of childbirth as being associated with a
    spiritual uplifting, the power of which they have never previously been aware …
    To such a woman childbirth is a monument of joy within her memory.
    She turns to it in thought to seek again an ecstasy which passed too soon.”

    ~ Grantly Dick-Read (Childbirth Without Fear)

    Mother of Two
    JMW, boy, born November 29, 2007, 9:43 pm, USA
    MJW, girl, born March 17, 2011, 4:14 pm, HK

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    You could always try. I would get their HKSAR passport and then try. We are planning to do that with our kids.

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