If a person is a Chinese citizen who does not hold a foreign passport, he/she might be eligible to claim the right of abode in the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region (HKSAR). This page provides information on the condition under which a person can make that claim, the documents needed to establish his/her status as a permanent resident and how long his/her right of abode will last.
If a person is a Chinese citizen who does not hold a foreign passport, he/she may claim the right of abode in the HKSAR if:
The person concerned will continue to enjoy the right of abode in the HKSAR as long as he/she remains a Chinese citizen.
The person concerned will not lose his/her status as a permanent resident even if he/she is absent from Hong Kong for long periods.
Chinese citizens not born in Hong Kong will be able to acquire the right of abode after having ordinarily resided in Hong Kong for a continuous period of not less than seven years before or after the establishment of the HKSAR.