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http://www.hongkongvisahandbook.com - this is the Complete DIY, 100% Free guide to becoming a Hong Kong Permanent Resident as found in the Hong Kong Visa Handbook. On the Hong Kong Visa Handbook website you will discover every possible resource required to effectively finish a Hong Kong visa application at the Hong Kong Immigration Department.
If you are a long-stay foreign national resident of Hong Kong, to be eligible for the Right of Abode, you need to have had continuous residence in Hong Kong for period not less than 7 years, all the while holding a qualifying residence visa. Unfortunately, this excludes foreign domestic helper and persons admitted under the supplementary labor scheme and critically you have to go to declare that you have taken Hong Kong as your only place of residence and you need to be able to demonstrate this as evidenced by your intention and conduct.
As a long-stay foreign national resident of Hong Kong, you can claim the Right of Abode by applying to verify your eligibility for aHong Kong Permanent Identity Card; and for our purposes, this means that you are a known Chinese citizen residence in Hong Kong for not less than 7 years. There are variety of other ways for persons of Chinese descent and nationality to become a Hong Kong permanent resident but this discussion is limited to long-stay foreign nationals.
You need to be able to show that you have had 7 years continuous ordinary residence in Hong Kong and you need to be able to show that there are no outstanding taxation liabilities and no security objections to being given the Right of Abode in Hong Kong.