Immigration Implements Interim Recognition Of Same-Sex Partners Eligible As Dependants
Under the interim arrangement, the Immigration Department will grant a party in a foreign legally recognised same-sex relationship with eligible sponsors permission to remain in Hong Kong for 12 months or in line with their sponsors' limit of stay, whichever is shorter, subject to a time limitation only without other conditions of stay. During this period, the concerned party may take up employment, establish or join in business or study in Hong Kong without the need for prior permission from the Department. This follows the judgement in the Court of Final Appeal in QT v Director of Immigration (FACV No. 1 of 2018) on July 4, 2018.