ADDED ON: 09/18/2018

Hong Kong Will Now Allow Gay Expat Couples to get Spousal Visas

09/18/2018 | Quartz

The Hong Kong government said today (Sept. 18) that it would grant dependant visas to legally recognized gay couples the same way it does for married heterosexual couples. The new policy, which comes into effect tomorrow (Sept. 19), follows a historic ruling in July by Hong Kong’s Court of Final Appeal, which found that a British woman, known only as QT, faced “irrational” discrimination by immigration authorities in not being awarded a dependant visa to accompany her female partner, with whom she was in a legally recognized civil union, to Hong Kong.


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