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Father HKID mother no HKID

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    YullyJennan is offline Registered User
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    Father HKID mother no HKID

    Hi if I have a HKID but my wife does not, is that enough to get us qualified for the cheaper public care? Or must the mother also have HKID?

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    if she is your wife she can get one I guess...
    The mother must have HKID

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    Can you apply for a dependent visa for her? I see you're in Shenzhen though - so I assume you are non-residents? I'm not sure whether she can get a dependent visa if you are non-residents... and as far as I know, if the mother doesn't have HKID, she cannot get cheaper public health care. Note also, if she is a mainlander, there are more and more restrictions on the number of mainlanders allowed to deliver in HK. Although if she COULD get her HKID then it wouldn't matter...

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    We are both foreigners. I have a newly acquired job in Hong Kong, does that mean I can apply the HKID for my wife?

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    You will have to a apply a dependent visa for her or your company does when they still have to apply a work visa for you (there is a separate section on the application form for a dependent). Takes 6-10 weeks, then after your wife arrives she can apply for HKID, takes 10 days. Or at least this was the process we went through earlier this year.

    More info on visas is available on http://www.immd.gov.hk/ehtml/hkvisas.htm

    On the same website more info is available about application of HKID as well.

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    the minute she has a hkid, she is eligible. so, get her a dependent visa ASAP!

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    Yes, she can get her HKID. For me, I came to HK before my dependent visa had finished processing - I had 90 days visa-free, so I figured it should be done within that time. It was ready after a few weeks, and I had to go to Macau and re-enter on my visa, then was eligible for the HKID card.

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    i know this thread is old but wanted to give my reply.

    you can still register for the cheaper care. i got my HKID first and my wife's ID was pending. We paid for full amount first since she didn't have ID yet when we registered. Once she got her ID, we got a full refund for the money. Already 3 years ago so forgot the procedure but should be pretty simple.

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