Right to land in Hong Kong for former permanent residents
Adaptation amendments retroactively made - see 28 of 1998 s. 2(2)
(1) Subject to subsections (2) and (3), any person who-
(a) immediately before 1 July 1997 was a Hong Kong permanent resident under this Ordinance as then in force but did not become a permanent resident of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region upon the commencement of the Immigration (Amendment) (No. 2) Ordinance 1997 (122 of 1997) shall, immediately upon such commencement;
(b) is a permanent resident of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region but ceases to be such a permanent resident by virtue of the operation of this Ordinance shall, immediately upon such cessation,
have the right-
(i) to land in Hong Kong;
(ii) not to have imposed upon him any condition of stay in Hong Kong, and any condition of stay that is imposed on him shall have no effect; and
(iii) not to have a removal order made against him.
(2) If a deportation order is made against a person who has the right to land in Hong Kong under subsection (1), the right shall cease while the deportation order is in force.
(3) For the avoidance of doubt, it is declared that a holder of a permanent identity card defined in section 1A of the Registration of Persons Ordinance (Cap 177) whose permanent identity card could have been declared invalid under regulation 3D(1) of the Registration of Persons Regulations (Cap 177 sub. leg. A) on the ground that he has never had the right of abode in Hong Kong shall not have the right to land in Hong Kong under subsection (1).