Statement of Purpose for Application for Domestic Helpers from Abroad

Statement of Purpose

The personal data provided in the application form will be used by the Immigration Department for one or more of the following purposes:

  1. to process the relevant application;
  2. to administer/enforce relevant provisions of the Immigration Ordinance (Chapter 115) and Immigration Service Ordinance (Chapter 331), and to assist in the enforcement of any other Ordinances and Regulations by other government bureaux and departments through carrying out immigration control duties;
  3. to process other person's application for immigration facilities in which you are named as a sponsor or referee;
  4. for statistics and research purposes on the condition that the resulting statistics or results of the research will not be made available in a form which will identify the data subjects or any of them; and
  5. any other legitimate purposes as may be required, authorised or permitted by law.

The provision of personal data in the application is voluntary. If you do not provide sufficient information, we may not be able to process the relevant application or to conduct the record search or positively identify the record.

Classes of Transferees

The personal data you provide may be disclosed to government bureaux, departments and other organisations for the purposes mentioned above.

Access to Personal Data

You have a right to request access to and correction of your personal data as provided in sections 18 and 22 and Principle 6 of Schedule 1 of the Personal Data (Privacy) Ordinance (Chapter 486). Your right of access includes the right to obtain a copy of your personal data provided in the application form subject to payment of a fee.

Enquiries concerning the personal data collected by means of the application form, including making access and corrections, should be addressed to:

Chief Immigration Officer, Foreign Domestic Helpers Section
Immigration Department, Immigration Tower, 7 Gloucester Road
Wan Chai, Hong Kong
Tel.: 2829 3176