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HK Dependant Visa

Updated: Jan 8




HK Dependant Visa


A Hong Kong dependant visa is a type of visa that allows family members of foreign nationals who hold a valid Hong Kong visa for employment, investment, training or study in Hong Kong or who are permanent residents in Hong Kong to live in Hong Kong.


Eligibility


To be eligible for a Hong Kong dependant visa, you must:


  • Be the spouse or unmarried child under the age of 18 of a foreign national who holds a valid Hong Kong visa or is a permanent resident of Hong Kong

  • Be able to support yourself financially and not be a burden on the Hong Kong government

  • Be of good character and have no criminal record


Application Process


To apply for a Hong Kong dependant visa, you must submit the following documents to the Immigration Department of Hong Kong:


  • A completed and signed visa application form

  • A valid passport

  • A recent passport-size photographs of yourself

  • Evidence of your relationship to your sponsor, such as a marriage certificate or birth certificate

  • Evidence of your sponsor's ability to support you financially, such as a copy of their employment contract or bank statements

  • Photocopy of the Hong Kong identity card

  • Photocopy of proof of sponsor's accommodation, e.g. rental receipts


Duration of Stay


The duration of stay for a Hong Kong dependant visa is typically the same as the validity of the sponsor's visa. However, dependant visas may be extended if the sponsor continues to meet the eligibility requirements.


Benefits of Holding a HK Dependant Visa


There are several benefits to holding a Hong Kong dependant visa, including:


  • You can live in Hong Kong with your family members

  • You can work or study in Hong Kong without having to apply for a separate visa

  • You are eligible for public healthcare and education benefits

  • You can travel freely in and out of Hong Kong


Processing Time


The processing time for a Hong Kong dependant visa is typically 6 weeks. However, it may take longer if additional information or documentation is required.


Fee


The fee for HK Dependent Visa application is HK$ 230.


Consult with Bestar


It is important to consult with an experienced immigration professional, especially when applying for a complex visa such as a Hong Kong dependant visa.


Bestar is a reputable immigration consultancy firm with a team of experienced professionals who can help you with all aspects of your visa application, from preparing the required documents to submitting your application to the Immigration Department. We can also advise you on the best way to meet the eligibility requirements and increase your chances of success.


Here are some of the benefits of consulting with Bestar for your Hong Kong dependant visa application:


  • We have a deep understanding of the Hong Kong immigration system and the latest requirements for dependant visas.

  • We can help you prepare all of the required documents and ensure that your application is properly completed.

  • We can review your application and identify any potential problems before you submit it, which can help to reduce the risk of your application being rejected.

  • We can provide you with guidance and support throughout the application process.


If you are serious about applying for a Hong Kong dependant visa, contact Bestar for a consultation. We can help you to understand the process and ensure that you have the best possible chance of success.

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