Canadian Nationality Law

Red tape may tie vice-minister to Canada for up to 12 months

Greg So Kam-leung might have made a painful decision to sever ties with Canada, but his link to the country in which he lived for two decades could last a little longer because the process by which Canadian nationality is renounced could take up to 12 months.

Friday, 30 May, 2008, 12:00am

Thanks for nothing, new citizen says

You might think a disciplined services officer would recognise a genuine Hong Kong police commendation and plaque. But when Richard Aziz Butt showed them to an immigration officer in support of his application for Chinese citizenship, he was accused of presenting fake awards and threatened with prosecution.

8 Apr 2007 - 12:00am

Birth control

The news about pregnant South Koreans going to America to give birth so their children will get the benefits of US citizenship - including cheaper education - or be exempt from the mandatory two-year military service, has dismayed many ordinary people who cannot afford to do so.

26 Sep 2003 - 12:00am


Since the announcement by the British Home Office that it is now willing to give full British citizenship to the members of ethnic minorities, there have been numerous reports in this newspaper regarding 'uncertainties' within the ethnic minorities.

2 Mar 1997 - 12:00am

Citizen rules tighter

The bill granting full citizenship to ethnic minorities is expected to pass through the House of Commons today following a tightening of the definition of eligibility. The definition of those eligible now includes those 'ordinarily residents in Hong Kong'.

28 Feb 1997 - 12:00am

Migrants face tougher laws in clampdown by Canberra

The Australian Government stepped up its crackdown on immigration yesterday with plans to introduce tough new laws increasing its powers to deport people who fraudulently obtain citizenship.

10 Sep 1996 - 12:00am

Doing a disservice to Canada

WHILE I was in Canada on a business trip, Winnie Chung wrote an article about the political aspirations of a comedian named Michael Hui (The Review, May 6).

Mr Hui characterised the value of his Canadian passport as little more than a convenient travel document, and boasted that he had managed to evade Canadian residency requirements to get it.

29 May 1995 - 12:00am

Extraordinarily supportive

THANK you for your feature on 'The baby blues' published in The Review, on November 26.

Unfortunately, there was little room in the article to mention the significant contributions made in our case by the various government departments in Hong Kong.

30 Nov 1994 - 12:00am

Screening just too lax

I CANNOT agree more with Dinah Chong Watkins (South China Morning Post, June 26) about the whine of the Hongkong emigrant.

These Hongkong people take for granted what it means to become a citizen of another country. Part of the problem is that foreign governments are still not strict enough in screening who ''deserves'' to become a citizen.

2 Jul 1993 - 12:00am

Challenge Britain's ruling

I REFER to your article headlined, ''Citizenship: one long tale of British infamy'' on June 15, and many other comments from various newspapers in Hongkong. However, one basic principle has been overlooked.

19 Jun 1993 - 12:00am

Pride, not dollars

AS A Canadian citizen living in Hongkong, I am compelled to comment on a cartoon (Sunday Money, May 2) which grouped a Canadian passport with such items as a shopping bag from Joyce, golf clubs, and the keys to a BMW and a flat in Deepwater Bay.

9 May 1993 - 12:00am