2. My partner is a Hong Kong resident while I am not. We have been living together for 1 year. Is our child be entitled to Hong Kong permanent residency even if we are unmarried?
A child born in Hong Kong to a parent who is a Hong Kong citizen could be entitled to Hong Kong permanent residency even if unmarried. The relationship of parent and child is taken to exist between a person and a child born to such person in or out of wedlock.
According to Schedule 1 of the Immigration Ordinance (Cap. 115), a person of Chinese nationality born outside Hong Kong to a parent who has permanent residency in Hong Kong (as Chinese citizens born in Hong Kong or who have resided in Hong Kong for more than 7 years), or a person under the age of 21 born in Hong Kong to a parent who has the right of abode (non-Chinese nationals resided in Hong Kong for a continuous period of not less than 7 years and taken Hong Kong as place of permanent residence) at the time of his birth or any time before he attains the age of 21, is entitled to permanent residency and there is no requirement that the mother and father of the child has to be married.