After PathFinders helped Sita to access emergency medical care, our caseworker sat down with Sita and her boyfriend to discuss resolving Sitaâ€™s immigration issue and their future plans. Sita and her boyfriend decide for her to give birth in Hong Kong and to get married.
PathFinders accompanied Sita to the Immigration Department to surrender and become recognised, as a starting point. At her court hearing, Sita was sentenced to two months for overstaying for over two years, but the sentence was suspended in consideration of the fact that she had surrendered and her pregnancy. That summer Sita got married and her baby was born soon after, gaining Hong Kong residency by virtue of his fatherâ€™s residency status. PathFinders helped Sita and her husband to navigate the complex immigration regulations for her to obtain dependent status and residency, a procedure that took over a year. Now, feeling extremely fortunate and planning to return to work when her child reaches school age, Sita is happily and legally residing in Hong Kong with her husband and child.