What is your citizenship if you are born in Hong Kong?
As a special administrative region of China, Hong Kong does not have its own nationality law and natural-born residents are generally Chinese citizens.
Is HKID a citizen?
Nationality Status Under the Nationality Law of the People’s Republic of China, you are a Chinese citizen if you are a Hong Kong resident or former resident who is of Chinese descent and were born in Mainland China or Hong Kong.
Are Hong Kong permanent residents citizens?
Hong Kong permanent residents have the right of abode in Hong Kong and the right to vote in elections for the Legislative Council and the District Council. It is also the de facto citizenship status in Hong Kong because most of citizen rights are associated with the right of abode.
What is the meaning HKID?
Hong Kong identity card
The Hong Kong identity card (officially HKIC, commonly HKID) is an official identity document issued by the Immigration Department of Hong Kong. There are around 8.8 million Hong Kong identity cards in circulation.
How do I become a Hong Kong citizen?
Hong Kong calls its citizenship ‘permanent residency’ which you are able to get if you live there for seven years. If you are a Hong KongPermanent Resident with PRC nationality, then you are able to get a Hong Kong passport. Nevertheless, this still requires that you are a native of the PRC.
What does AO mean on HKID?
If you lived in HK for 7 years continuously you could upgrade to AO (Right of Abode), in which case you would get 1) and 3).
What do you call a resident of Hong Kong?
Hongkongers (Chinese: 香港人), also known as Hong Kongers, Hong Kongese, Hongkongese, Hong Kong citizen and Hong Kong people, typically refers to legal residents of the city of Hong Kong; although may also refer to others who were born and/or raised in the city.
What is a Hong Kong citizen called?
How do I get a HKID card?
Please visit www.immd.gov.hk/eng/hkid.html to make prior appointment and pre-fill the application form. You could also make use of the self-service facilities at our office on the application day to fill in the e-application form in person. If required, our staff will provide necessary assistance.
What are citizens of Hong Kong called?
What does it mean to have a Hong Kong permanent ID card?
You having a Hong Kong Permanent Identity Card means that you are (or were) a Hong Kong permanent resident. Neither having this card nor being a Hong Kong permanent resident means that you are a Chinese citizen. Hong Kong permanent residents can be Chinese citizens or foreign citizens.
Is a Chinese citizen a permanent resident of Hong Kong?
A Chinese citizen who was a Hong Kong permanent resident immediately before 1 July 1997 under the Immigration Ordinance as then in force will, as from 1 July 1997, be a permanent resident of the HKSAR as long as he or she remains a Chinese citizen.
How do I get a Hong Kong resident card?
The process is gradual and split into phases according to the birth year of the cardholder. All Hong Kong residents are required to give up their old resident cards and must apply for a new one by visiting one of the designated offices. The application process is the same as getting issued a new card.
Who is a ‘Chinese citizen’?
Definition of ‘Chinese citizen’ is available through the following link: Nationality Law Under the Nationality Law of the People’s Republic of China, Hong Kong residents who are of Chinese descent and born in Chinese territories (including Hong Kong) are regarded as Chinese citizens.