Be cautious when applying for the "study companion program" program
Many intermediaries in the market have launched a Hong Kong accompanying program for parents of non-children (ie parents who are not permanent residents of Hong Kong but born in Hong Kong) to assist these parents in applying for post-secondary courses at local post-secondary institutions in order to stay legally Hong Kong takes care of their non-children in Hong Kong, and applies for their Mainland spouse or minor children to reside in Hong Kong as dependants. At the same time, it is recommended that such parents or people who intend to stay in Hong Kong take a two-year associate degree and a four-year bachelor's degree program and then stay in Hong Kong for one year. The term stipulates the right of permanent residence in Hong Kong.
Therefore, the associate degree program has become a new law for mainlanders to immigrate to Hong Kong. Many intermediaries have even labelled studying abroad as the "most cost-effective way to immigrate." Taking a six-year self-funded course as an example, the tuition fee is about several hundred thousand yuan, and the cost is only investment. 5% of immigrants. In addition, the capitalization naturalization plan has been suspended, which has increased the incentive to choose to study abroad. However, it is important to note that the Hong Kong Immigration Department has clearly stated in the "Guide to Immigration to Hong Kong" that only applicants pursuing a full-time bachelor's degree or postgraduate course at a degree-granting institution in Hong Kong are eligible for The SAR's current policy application for dependents brings their spouse and unmarried dependent children under the age of 18 to Hong Kong. Therefore, mainlanders studying for an associate degree in Hong Kong do not comply with the dependant's policy to apply for their spouse and unmarried children under 18 years of age to come to Hong Kong. Moreover, two years of studying for a sub-degree degree are not counted as continuous in Hong Kong. The residence period requirement for ordinary residence of not less than 7 years. Therefore, it is not credible that the intermediary in the market suggested that a two-year associate degree + a four-year bachelor degree + one year's work in Hong Kong be eligible to apply for Hong Kong permanent residency. At the same time, the Hong Kong Immigration Department stated that students from the Mainland who come to Hong Kong to study full-time bachelor's or graduate programs can apply for spouses and minor children to come to Hong Kong as dependants, but stressed that dependants can only study in Hong Kong and cannot work. If a Mainland student withdraws halfway, he must leave Hong Kong (including his dependants) within two weeks, and once the student's visa status is changed back to tourist status, the previously accumulated residence period in Hong Kong will be cancelled. If the application for entry to Hong Kong is inaccurate, it will be an offence. In addition to the fines and imprisonment, the right of abode obtained will also be cancelled.