My partner and I are both "residents" expats. She is eligible for "permanent resident" status. Once she has it, does the partner also become eligible for PR status?
If so, does this only apply to married couples or also people living common law? If only to married couples, if we got married, would it then apply? Or is there a waiting period?
If partner isn't eligible at all, are there still benefits? For instance, could PR partner sponsor other partner's visa (ie, if that partner not eligible for work visa)?
Basically, the idea is one of us will get PR and we're wondering if any way to fasttrack PR for other partner (ie, rather than waiting for second partner to be here seven years). Getting married could be an option if that's a prerequisite, although otherwise we're not in a rush.
Have been living together for five years, unfortunately Hong Kong doesn't seem to grasp the concept of "common law" partners (or "basic law" partners ).