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Spouse Visa



Spouse Visa


A spouse visa in Hong Kong is an entry permit issued for dependants, allowing them to accompany their spouse who holds a valid visa for employment, business, or other purposes in the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region (HKSAR). It's not a separate marriage visa, but rather a dependant visa category.


Here's a quick overview of the spouse visa in Hong Kong:


Eligibility:


  • You must be married to a Hong Kong resident or someone holding a valid visa for employment, business, or other purposes in Hong Kong.

  • You must provide proof of a genuine relationship, such as marriage certificate, joint bank accounts, cohabitation agreements, etc.

  • You must have a clean criminal record and pose no security concerns to Hong Kong.

  • Your sponsor (spouse) must be able to financially support you and provide suitable accommodation in Hong Kong.


Application process:


  • You can apply for the visa online or at the Immigration Department in Hong Kong.

  • The application fee is HK$230.

  • The processing time is typically 6 weeks.


Required documents:


  • Completed application form (ID 997)

  • Valid passport

  • Marriage certificate

  • Proof of financial support from your sponsor (e.g., employment contract, bank statements)

  • Proof of accommodation in Hong Kong (e.g., tenancy agreement)

  • Other supporting documents as requested by the Immigration Department


Additional information:


  • The spouse visa is valid for one year initially and can be renewed for two years at a time.

  • After seven years of continuous residence in Hong Kong on a dependant visa, you may be eligible to apply for permanent residency.


Here is a helpful resource for applying for a spouse visa in Hong Kong:



How Bestar can Help


A general idea of how Bestar might be able to help with your spouse visa application in Hong Kong:


Immigration Expertise:


  • Bestar is a registered immigration consultancy firm in Hong Kong with years of experience in handling various visa applications, including spouse visas. Our team of immigration specialists can guide you through the complex application process and ensure your documents are correctly prepared and submitted.

  • We can help you understand the latest visa requirements and eligibility criteria, identify potential pitfalls or complications, and suggest strategies to overcome them.


Document & Preparation Assistance:


  • Bestar can assist you in collecting and organizing all the necessary documents for your spouse visa application. We can also review your documents to ensure they are complete, accurate, and meet the Immigration Department's requirements.

  • We can help you draft supporting letters, statements, and translations if needed.


Application Submission


  • Bestar can submit your visa application electronically or via mail on your behalf, saving you time and hassle. We can also track the progress of your application and keep you updated on any developments.

  • We can communicate with the Immigration Department on your behalf if any clarification or additional information is needed.


Things to Consider:


  • While Bestar can be a valuable resource, it's important to remember that we cannot guarantee the success of your visa application. The final decision rests with the Hong Kong Immigration Department.

Contact Bestar today!


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