Right of Abode

General Information on the Right of Abode in Hong Kong

Check out this general guide that explains who may enjoy the right of abode in Hong Kong.

Verification of Right of Abode in Hong Kong

Find out how one can apply to verify if he/she enjoys the right of abode in Hong Kong, including what documents one needs to submit.

Online Services for Verification of Eligibility for Permanent Identity Card

You can make online submissions on application for verification of eligibility for permanent identity card, submit supplementary documents for your application, or change/make enquires on a scheduled appointment for document verification. Find out more about the online services here.

Frequently Asked Questions about Right of Abode

Find answers to the most frequently asked questions about right of abode in Hong Kong.

Fees for Right of Abode-related Applications

Application for the verification of eligibility and the first issue of permanent identity card is free. Check out the fee for making an endorsement to a travel document ( applicable for applicants aged under 11 holding valid travel documents only ) here.

Submission of Right of Abode-related Applications

Find the office address and working hours of ROA Section of Immigration Department.