Hong Kong: Dependent visa for same-sex couples subject to further appeal

Dec 2017

The Court of Appeal of Hong Kong previously made a landmark judgment that allowed an appeal against the Hong Kong Immigration Department's (ImmD's) decision to reject a dependent visa application relating to a same-sex couple. On December 4, 2017, the ImmD was granted with leave to appeal to the Court of Final Appeal. It is expected that the ImmD is unlikely going to grant any dependent visas for same-sex couples for the time being.

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