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DatePress Releases of 2017
14 Dec 2017 Illegal worker jailed
14 Dec 2017 Immigration Department extends Self-service Departure for Visitors to other control points
13 Dec 2017 Three illegal workers jailed
12 Dec 2017 Illegal worker jailed
11 Dec 2017 Four illegal workers jailed
8 Dec 2017 Bogus marriage syndicate and intermediaries smashed by Immigration Department
8 Dec 2017 Illegal worker jailed
4 Dec 2017 Four illegal workers jailed
1 Dec 2017 Two illegal workers jailed
30 Nov 2017 Three illegal workers jailed
30 Nov 2017 Seventeen immigration offenders arrested
27 Nov 2017 Immigration Division of Hong Kong Economic and Trade Office in Wuhan commences service
22 Nov 2017 Twenty-one immigration offenders arrested
22 Nov 2017 Illegal worker jailed
21 Nov 2017 Apply for travel documents early to avoid Christmas and New Year holiday rush
20 Nov 2017 Four illegal workers jailed
16 Nov 2017 Illegal worker jailed
14 Nov 2017 Illegal worker jailed
13 Nov 2017 Seven illegal workers jailed
10 Nov 2017 Vote for most courteous Immigration Control Officer (with photos)
9 Nov 2017 Illegal worker jailed
8 Nov 2017 Sixteen immigration offenders arrested
3 Nov 2017 Illegal worker jailed
2 Nov 2017 Illegal worker jailed
1 Nov 2017 Hong Kong resident employer jailed for employing illegal worker
31 Oct 2017 Seven illegal workers jailed
30 Oct 2017 Two illegal workers jailed
27 Oct 2017 Twenty-three immigration offenders arrested
27 Oct 2017 Two illegal workers jailed
26 Oct 2017 Visa-free access for HKSAR passport holders to Barbados
26 Oct 2017 Illegal worker jailed
23 Oct 2017 Four illegal workers jailed
20 Oct 2017 Seventeen immigration offenders arrested
17 Oct 2017 Hong Kong resident employer jailed for employing illegal worker
16 Oct 2017 Three illegal workers jailed
13 Oct 2017 Fifteen immigration offenders arrested
11 Oct 2017 Two illegal workers jailed
10 Oct 2017 Illegal worker jailed
9 Oct 2017 Immigration Department introduces self-service departure for visitors
9 Oct 2017 Illegal worker jailed
6 Oct 2017 Hong Kong resident employer jailed for employing illegal worker
4 Oct 2017 Illegal worker jailed
3 Oct 2017 Six illegal workers jailed
29 Sep 2017 Three illegal workers jailed
28 Sep 2017 Illegal worker jailed
27 Sep 2017 Illegal worker jailed
26 Sep 2017 Immigration Department follows up traffic accident happened in Nansha of Guangdong Province (2)
26 Sep 2017 Illegal worker jailed
26 Sep 2017 Immigration Department follows up traffic accident happened in Nansha of Guangdong Province
25 Sep 2017 Cross-boundary passenger traffic estimation and arrangements for National Day and Mid-Autumn festive period
21 Sep 2017 Twenty-three immigration offenders arrested
19 Sep 2017 Illegal worker jailed
18 Sep 2017 Four illegal workers jailed
15 Sep 2017 Two illegal workers jailed
11 Sep 2017 Four illegal workers jailed
8 Sep 2017 Twenty-four immigration offenders arrested
8 Sep 2017 Seven illegal workers jailed
4 Sep 2017 Four illegal workers jailed
4 Sep 2017 Two illegal workers jailed
1 Sep 2017 Eighteen immigration offenders arrested
28 Aug 2017 Illegal worker jailed
25 Aug 2017 Twenty-two immigration offenders arrested
25 Aug 2017 Illegal worker jailed
22 Aug 2017 Illegal worker jailed
17 Aug 2017 Four illegal workers jailed
15 Aug 2017 Two illegal workers jailed
10 Aug 2017 Forty-eight immigration offenders arrested
10 Aug 2017 Illegal worker jailed
8 Aug 2017 Hong Kong resident employer jailed for employing illegal worker
7 Aug 2017 Two illegal workers jailed
4 Aug 2017 Illegal worker jailed
3 Aug 2017 Hong Kong resident employer and illegal worker jailed
27 Jul 2017 Illegal worker jailed
24 Jul 2017 Two illegal workers jailed
21 Jul 2017 Illegal worker jailed
20 Jul 2017 Twenty-two immigration offenders arrested
20 Jul 2017 Illegal worker jailed
19 Jul 2017 Hong Kong resident employer jailed for employing illegal worker
18 Jul 2017 Illegal worker jailed
17 Jul 2017 Revised office hours for Management Audit Section at Immigration Headquarters
17 Jul 2017 Three illegal workers jailed
14 Jul 2017 Thirty-two immigration offenders arrested
13 Jul 2017 Two illegal workers jailed
10 Jul 2017 Four illegal workers jailed
7 Jul 2017 Thirty immigration offenders arrested
7 Jul 2017 Five illegal workers jailed
7 Jul 2017 Foreign domestic helpers and employers encouraged to make appointments in advance or use alternative means for submission of contract renewal
7 Jul 2017 Immigration Department again reminds people to remain vigilant against phone scams
29 Jun 2017 Hong Kong resident employer jailed for employing illegal worker
29 Jun 2017 Illegal worker jailed
27 Jun 2017 Illegal worker jailed
26 Jun 2017 Three illegal workers jailed
23 Jun 2017 Twenty-four immigration offenders arrested
23 Jun 2017 Illegal worker jailed
22 Jun 2017 Two illegal workers jailed
19 Jun 2017 Six illegal workers jailed
16 Jun 2017 Three illegal workers jailed
16 Jun 2017 Twenty-nine immigration offenders arrested
13 Jun 2017 Apply for travel documents early to avoid summer rush
12 Jun 2017 Illegal worker jailed
8 Jun 2017 Seventeen immigration offenders arrested
6 Jun 2017 Immigration Department combats use of false instruments in visa applications
5 Jun 2017 Illegal worker jailed
1 Jun 2017 Fifteen immigration offenders arrested
31 May 2017 Two illegal workers jailed
29 May 2017 Illegal worker jailed
22 May 2017 Five illegal workers jailed
19 May 2017 Two illegal workers jailed
15 May 2017 Two illegal workers jailed
9 May 2017 Illegal worker jailed
9 May 2017 Seven male Indians jailed for conspiracy to defraud
8 May 2017 Illegal worker jailed
4 May 2017 Hong Kong resident employer and two illegal workers jailed
28 April 2017 Four illegal workers jailed
28 April 2017 Immigration Department again reminds people to remain vigilant against phone scams
27 April 2017 Immigration Department combats Mainland visitors abusing transit arrangement for holders of PRC passports
27 April 2017 Four illegal workers jailed
27 April 2017 Twenty-six immigration offenders arrested
24 April 2017 Illegal worker jailed
21 April 2017 Cross-boundary passenger traffic arrangements for Labour Day and Buddha's Birthday festive period
20 April 2017 Twenty immigration offenders arrested
20 April 2017 Illegal worker jailed
19 April 2017 Illegal worker jailed
18 April 2017 Two illegal workers jailed
13 April 2017 Illegal worker jailed
12 April 2017 Courteous Immigration staff commended (with photo)
11 April 2017 Illegal worker jailed
10 April 2017 Four illegal workers jailed
7 April 2017 Seventeen immigration offenders arrested
6 April 2017 Cross-boundary passenger traffic arrangements for Easter festive period
6 April 2017 Illegal worker jailed
3 April 2017 Four illegal workers jailed
30 March 2017 Four illegal workers jailed
28 March 2017 Illegal worker jailed
27 March 2017 Illegal worker jailed
24 March 2017 Illegal worker jailed
24 March 2017 Fifteen immigration offenders arrested
24 March 2017 Cross-boundary passenger traffic arrangements for Ching Ming festive period
21 March 2017 Illegal worker jailed
20 March 2017 Three illegal workers jailed
15 March 2017 Immigration Department responds to person's allegation made at media session this afternoon
14 March 2017 Apply for travel documents early to avoid Easter rush
13 March 2017 ImmD's response to a media report on a suspected case of obtaining employment visa via fraudulent means
10 March 2017 Hong Kong resident employer jailed for employing illegal workers
8 March 2017 Twelve immigration offenders arrested
3 March 2017 Enhanced travel convenience for HKSAR passport holders going to Togo
3 March 2017 Illegal worker jailed
2 March 2017 Two illegal workers jailed
1 March 2017 Fourteen immigration offenders arrested
28 February 2017 Four illegal workers jailed
27 February 2017 Visa requirements relaxed for nationals of Cambodia
27 February 2017 Two illegal workers jailed
24 February 2017 Illegal worker jailed
21 February 2017 Seventeen immigration offenders arrested
21 February 2017 Two illegal workers jailed
20 February 2017 Five illegal workers jailed
16 February 2017 Twenty-six immigration offenders arrested
16 February 2017 Illegal worker jailed
14 February 2017 Two illegal workers jailed
10 February 2017 Hong Kong resident employer and six illegal workers jailed
10 February 2017 Bogus marriage syndicate smashed by Immigration Department
9 February 2017 Illegal worker jailed
8 February 2017 Twenty-two immigration offenders arrested
6 February 2017 Two illegal workers jailed
27 January 2017 Two illegal workers jailed
27 January 2017 Thirty-three immigration offenders arrested
26 January 2017 Immigration Department Review 2016 (with photos)
26 January 2017 Two illegal workers jailed
24 January 2017 Twenty-one immigration offenders arrested
23 January 2017 Two illegal workers jailed
22 January 2017 Pre-arrival Registration for Indian Nationals to be implemented tomorrow
20 January 2017 Two illegal workers jailed
19 January 2017 Cross-boundary passenger traffic arrangements for Lunar New Year festive period
19 January 2017 Twenty-six immigration offenders arrested
16 January 2017 Illegal worker jailed
12 January 2017 Twenty-three immigration offenders arrested
10 January 2017 Two illegal workers jailed
9 January 2017 Two illegal workers jailed
6 January 2017 Four illegal workers jailed
3 January 2017 Two illegal workers jailed

DatePress Releases of 2016
30 December 2016 Fifteen immigration offenders arrested
29 December 2016 Two illegal workers jailed
23 December 2016 Two masterminds of cross-boundary human smuggling syndicate jailed
22 December 2016 Illegal worker jailed
21 December 2016 Eighteen immigration offenders arrested
21 December 2016 Illegal worker jailed
20 December 2016 Service suspension of Cotton Tree Drive Marriage Registry for air-conditioning system replacement works
19 December 2016 Illegal worker jailed
16 December 2016 Cross-boundary passenger traffic arrangements for Christmas and New Year festive periods
13 December 2016 Illegal workers jailed
12 December 2016 Illegal worker jailed
12 December 2016 Online pre-arrival registration for nationals of India to visit Hong Kong
9 December 2016 Immigration facilitation measures for non-permanent residents of Hong Kong and Macau travelling between the two places
8 December 2016 Two illegal workers jailed
7 December 2016 Twenty immigration offenders arrested
2 December 2016 Hong Kong resident employer jailed for employing illegal worker
1 December 2016 Illegal worker jailed
30 November 2016 Illegal worker jailed
29 November 2016 Two illegal workers jailed
28 November 2016 Illegal worker jailed
25 November 2016 Illegal worker jailed
22 November 2016 Two illegal workers jailed
22 November 2016 Apply for travel documents early to avoid Christmas and New Year rush
21 November 2016 Illegal worker jailed
18 November 2016 Two illegal workers jailed
17 November 2016 Illegal worker jailed
16 November 2016 Two illegal workers jailed
16 November 2016 Twenty-two immigration offenders arrested
11 November 2016 Illegal worker jailed
11 November 2016 Vote for most courteous Immigration Control Officer (with photos)
7 November 2016 Four illegal workers jailed
4 November 2016 Five illegal workers jailed
4 November 2016 Twenty-three immigration offenders arrested
3 November 2016 Immigration Divisions of Mainland Offices to provide HKSAR passport replacement service
28 October 2016 Enhanced travel convenience for HKSAR passport holders going to Madagascar
26 October 2016 Fourteen immigration offenders arrested
25 October 2016 Illegal worker jailed
25 October 2016 Immigration Division of Hong Kong Economic and Trade Office in Shanghai begins operation
20 October 2016 Three illegal workers jailed
18 October 2016 Hong Kong resident employer jailed for employing illegal workers
17 October 2016 Six Pakistani illegal workers jailed
14 October 2016 Hong Kong resident employer and Indian illegal worker jailed
13 October 2016 Twenty-four immigration offenders arrested
13 October 2016 Pakistani illegal worker jailed
8 October 2016 Two Vietnamese illegal workers jailed
6 October 2016 Three non-ethnic Chinese illegal workers jailed
5 October 2016 Immigration Department responds to media enquiries
3 October 2016 Two Vietnamese illegal workers jailed
30 September 2016 Bangladeshi illegal worker jailed
30 September 2016 Nineteen immigration offenders arrested
28 September 2016 Thirteen immigration offenders arrested
27 September 2016 Hong Kong resident employer and three non-ethnic Chinese illegal workers jailed
26 September 2016 Eight non-ethnic Chinese illegal workers jailed
26 September 2016 Cross-boundary passenger traffic arrangements for National Day and Chung Yeung Festival holidays period
22 September 2016 Twelve immigration offenders arrested
21 September 2016 Indian illegal worker jailed
20 September 2016 Twelve immigration offenders arrested
19 September 2016 Five non-ethnic Chinese illegal workers jailed
15 September 2016 Bangladeshi illegal worker jailed
9 September 2016 Twenty six immigration offenders arrested
7 September 2016 Fifteen immigration offenders arrested
5 September 2016 Two non-ethnic Chinese illegal workers jailed
2 September 2016 Two Vietnamese illegal workers jailed
1 September 2016 Thirty immigration offenders arrested
29 August 2016 Two Vietnamese illegal workers jailed
28 August 2016 Delegation led by Immigration Department to conduct duty visit to Pakistan and Bangladesh
26 August 2016 Vietnamese illegal worker jailed
23 August 2016 Two Vietnamese illegal workers jailed
22 August 2016 Two non-ethnic Chinese illegal workers jailed
19 August 2016 Indonesian illegal worker jailed
18 August 2016 Immigration Department reminds people again to remain vigilant against phone scams
16 August 2016 Two Indian illegal workers jailed
16 August 2016 Hong Kong and Korea streamline enrolment procedures for use of automated clearance services on mutual basis
15 August 2016 Three Vietnamese illegal workers jailed
12 August 2016 Hong Kong resident employer and two Pakistani illegal workers jailed
8 August 2016 Vietnamese illegal worker jailed
5 August 2016 Three Vietnamese illegal workers jailed
5 August 2016 Twenty-three immigration offenders arrested
4 August 2016 Two Vietnamese illegal workers jailed
2 August 2016 Hong Kong resident employer jailed for employing illegal worker
1 August 2016 Three Vietnamese illegal workers jailed
31 July 2016 Immigration Department celebrates 55th anniversary (with photos)
30 July 2016 Immigration Department follows up incident of Hong Kong residents being attacked in Würzburg of Germany
29 July 2016 Two Pakistani illegal workers jailed
29 July 2016 Twenty-six immigration offenders arrested
22 July 2016 Two Pakistani illegal workers jailed
21 July 2016 Immigration Department follows up incident of Hong Kong residents being attacked in Würzburg of Germany
21 July 2016 Two non-ethnic Chinese illegal workers jailed
20 July 2016 The Immigration Department follows up the incident of Hong Kong residents being attacked in Würzburg of Germany
19 July 2016 Immigration Department follows up incident of Hong Kong residents being attacked in Würzburg, Germany
19 July 2016 Eight immigration offenders arrested
19 July 2016 Pakistani illegal worker jailed
18 July 2016 Immigration Department follows up incident of Hong Kong residents seeking assistance in Turkey
18 July 2016 Seven non-ethnic Chinese illegal workers jailed
17 July 2016 Immigration Department follows up incident of Hong Kong residents seeking assistance in Turkey (2)
17 July 2016 Immigration Department follows up incident of Hong Kong residents seeking assistance in Turkey
16 July 2016 Immigration Department follows up the incident of Hong Kong residents seeking assistance in Turkey (3)
16 July 2016 Immigration Department follows up the incident of Hong Kong residents seeking assistance in Turkey (2)
16 July 2016 Immigration Department follows up incident of Hong Kong residents seeking assistance in Turkey
14 July 2016 Nepalese and Bangladeshi illegal workers jailed
13 July 2016 Photo exhibition on consular protection involving Hong Kong held at Immigration Tower (with photos)
13 July 2016 Nine immigration offenders arrested
12 July 2016 Sixteen immigration offenders arrested
12 July 2016 Vietnamese illegal worker jailed
11 July 2016 Vietnamese illegal worker jailed
8 July 2016 Vietnamese illegal worker jailed
7 July 2016 Three Bangladeshi illegal workers jailed
7 July 2016 Foreign domestic helpers and employers encouraged to make appointments in advance or use various means for submission of contract renewal applications
6 July 2016 Seventeen immigration offenders arrested
5 July 2016 Two Vietnamese illegal workers jailed
4 July 2016 Five non-ethnic Chinese illegal workers jailed
29 June 2016 Three Nepalese illegal workers jailed
28 June 2016 Nine immigration offenders arrested
27 June 2016 Vietnamese woman jailed for establishing business illegally
24 June 2016 Fourteen immigration offenders arrested
22 June 2016 Fourteen immigration offenders arrested
22 June 2016 Refurbishment of marriage hall at Cotton Tree Drive Marriage Registry
21 June 2016 Hong Kong resident employer jailed for employing illegal worker
20 June 2016 Nepalese and Indonesian illegal workers jailed
20 June 2016 Hong Kong implements use of automated clearance services on mutual basis with Australia
14 June 2016 Apply for travel documents early to avoid summer holiday rush
10 June 2016 Two Bangladeshi illegal workers jailed
6 June 2016 Pakistani and Indonesian illegal workers jailed
3 June 2016 Vietnamese, Bangladeshi and Pakistani illegal workers jailed
2 June 2016 Pakistani illegal worker and Hong Kong resident employer jailed
2 June 2016 Ten immigration offenders arrested
1 June 2016 Eighteen immigration offenders arrested
30 May 2016 Indian and Vietnamese illegal workers jailed
27 May 2016 Eleven immigration offenders arrested
26 May 2016 Two Bangladeshi illegal workers jailed
25 May 2016 Pakistani illegal worker jailed
23 May 2016 Two Vietnamese illegal workers jailed
20 May 2016 Pakistani illegal worker jailed
19 May 2016 Thirteen immigration offenders arrested
19 May 2016 Vietnamese illegal worker jailed
19 May 2016 Pre-recorded information service of Immigration General Enquiry Hotline to have intermittent interruption this Saturday afternoon
19 May 2016 Revised office hours for Quality Migrants and Mainland Residents Section at Immigration Headquarters
17 May 2016 Delegation led by Immigration Department to conduct duty visit to Vietnam
17 May 2016 Pakistani and Indian illegal workers jailed
17 May 2016 Ten immigration offenders arrested
16 May 2016 Mainland pregnant woman and three Hong Kong residents jailed for conspiracy to defraud and conspiracy to obtain services by deception
16 May 2016 Six Vietnamese and one Bangladeshi illegal workers jailed
13 May 2016 Six South Asian illegal workers jailed
10 May 2016 Vietnamese illegal worker jailed
6 May 2016 Twelve immigration offenders arrested
5 May 2016 Pakistani illegal worker jailed
3 May 2016 Five illegal workers jailed
29 Apr 2016 Twenty immigration offenders arrested
28 Apr 2016 Vietnamese illegal worker jailed
26 Apr 2016 Cross-boundary passenger traffic arrangements for Labour Day festive period
25 Apr 2016 Six South Asian illegal workers jailed
22 Apr 2016 Nationals of the Republic of Rwanda to require visa for Hong Kong
21 Apr 2016 Indian illegal worker jailed
20 Apr 2016 Bangladeshi illegal worker jailed
19 Apr 2016 Thirteen immigration offenders arrested
18 Apr 2016 Pakistani illegal worker jailed
14 Apr 2016 Fourteen immigration offenders arrested
13 Apr 2016 Courteous Immigration staff commended (with photo)
12 Apr 2016 Fourteen immigration offenders arrested
11 Apr 2016 Indonesian illegal worker jailed
8 Apr 2016 New e-Channel Enrolment Office at Immigration Tower
7 Apr 2016 Five South Asian illegal workers jailed
6 Apr 2016 Enhanced travel convenience for HKSAR passport holders going to Comoros and Mauritania
5 Apr 2016 Five Vietnamese illegal workers jailed
29 Mar 2016 Cross-boundary passenger traffic arrangements for Ching Ming festive period
21 Mar 2016 Eight Vietnamese illegal workers jailed
17 Mar 2016 Vietnamese worker who used forged identity card to take up illegal employment jailed
17 Mar 2016 Cross-boundary passenger traffic arrangements for Easter festive period
17 Mar 2016 Hong Kong Immigration Department wins 2016 Skytrax Award for Best Airport Immigration Service (with photo)
16 Mar 2016 Vietnamese illegal immigrant who used forged identity card to take up illegal employment jailed
16 Mar 2016 Thirty-three immigration offenders arrested
10 Mar 2016 Twenty-eight immigration offenders arrested
4 Mar 2016 Forty immigration offenders arrested
4 Mar 2016 Immigration Department reminds people to remain vigilant against phone scams
2 Mar 2016 Fourteen immigration offenders arrested
27 Feb 2016 Two Taiwan visitors refused permission to land
26 Feb 2016 Apply for travel documents early to avoid Easter rush
22 Feb 2016 Two Mainland pregnant women and Hong Kong resident jailed for conspiracy to defraud and conspiracy to obtain services by deception
19 Feb 2016 Fifteen immigration offenders arrested
16 Feb 2016 Twelve immigration offenders arrested
15 Feb 2016 Two persons denied entry to HK escape from through train during removal
5 Feb 2016 Eight immigration offenders arrested at Lunar New Year Fairs
3 Feb 2016 Two Hong Kong residents of Indian descent suspected of arranging for Indians to lodge claim for non-refoulement in Hong Kong arrested
1 Feb 2016 Cross-boundary passenger traffic arrangements for Lunar New Year festive period
1 Feb 2016 Immigration Department Review 2015 (with photos)
27 Jan 2016 Visa-free access for HKSAR passport holders to Saint-Barthelemy and Saint-Martin (French Overseas Territories)
26 Jan 2016 Tuen Mun Ferry Terminal Control Point to resume operation on January 28
26 Jan 2016 Sixteen immigration offenders arrested
24 Jan 2016 Immigration Service Institute of Training and Development Open Day (with photos)
20 Jan 2016 Thirteen immigration offenders arrested
20 Jan 2016 Six immigration offenders arrested
19 Jan 2016 Sixteen immigration offenders arrested
8 Jan 2016 Implementation of new enhanced arrangement for processing loss of entry identification documents for returning Hong Kong and Macau residents
DatePress Releases of 2015
31 Dec 2015 Twelve immigration offenders arrested
22 Dec 2015 Eleven immigration offenders arrested
21 Dec 2015 Cross-boundary passenger traffic arrangements for Christmas and New Year festive periods
21 Dec 2015 Enhanced new arrangement for processing loss of entry identification documents for returning Hong Kong and Macau residents
16 Dec 2015 Eleven immigration offenders arrested
11 Dec 2015 Mainland pregnant woman jailed for conspiracy to defraud and conspiracy to obtain services by deception
2 Dec 2015 Hong Kong Immigration Department wins Radiant Service Award of Radiant eID Awards (with photo)
2 Dec 2015 Eleven immigration offenders arrested
23 Nov 2015 Apply for travel documents early to avoid Christmas and New Year rush
19 Nov 2015 Eleven immigration offenders arrested
16 Nov 2015 Temporary facilitation arrangement for French visitors to extend their stay following the Paris attacks announced by Immigration Department
13 Nov 2015 Twelve immigration offenders arrested
11 Nov 2015 Eighteen immigration offenders arrested
30 Oct 2015 Twenty-six immigration offenders arrested
30 Oct 2015 Vote for most courteous Immigration Control Officer (with photos)
23 Oct 2015 Seven passengers refused permission to land lodge claims for non-refoulement
22 Oct 2015 Suspected loss of personal data held by Immigration Department
7 Oct 2015 Twenty-two immigration offenders arrested
24 Sep 2015 Six passengers refused permission to land lodge claims for non-refoulement
22 Sep 2015 Cross-boundary passenger traffic arrangements for Mid-Autumn and National Day festive periods
21 Sep 2015 Six passengers refused permission to land lodge claims for non-refoulement
16 Sep 2015 Immigration Department follows up on parents who did not register births of children within time limit
8 Sep 2015 Twelve immigration offenders arrested
4 Sep 2015 Mainland pregnant woman jailed for conspiracy to defraud and conspiracy to obtain services by deception
31 Aug 2015 Extension of validity of APEC Business Travel Card
29 Aug 2015 Immigration Department follows up on traffic accident in Yangmingshan in Taipei City
26 Aug 2015 Immigration Department follows up on explosion incident in Bangkok, Thailand
25 Aug 2015 Eleven immigration offenders arrested
21 Aug 2015 Immigration Department follows up on explosion incident in Bangkok, Thailand
21 Aug 2015 Five passengers refused permission to land lodge claims for non-refoulement
21 Aug 2015 Nineteen immigration offenders arrested
20 Aug 2015 Immigration Department follows up on explosion incident in Bangkok, Thailand
19 Aug 2015 Immigration Department follows up on explosion incident in Bangkok, Thailand (2)
19 Aug 2015 Sixteen immigration offenders arrested
19 Aug 2015 Immigration Department follows up on explosion incident in Bangkok, Thailand
18 Aug 2015 Immigration Department follows up on explosion incident in Bangkok, Thailand (3)
18 Aug 2015 Immigration Department follows up on explosion incident in Bangkok, Thailand (2)
18 Aug 2015 Immigration Department follows up explosion incident in Bangkok, Thailand
17 Aug 2015 Three Hong Kong residents among injured in the explosion incident in Bangkok, Thailand
13 Aug 2015 Four Hong Kong residents among injured in the explosion incident at dangerous goods depots in Tianjin
13 Aug 2015 Fourteen immigration offenders arrested
11 Aug 2015 Thirty-three immigration offenders arrested
31 Jul 2015 Six passengers refused permission to land lodge claims for non-refoulement
28 Jul 2015 Nine immigration offenders arrested
27 Jul 2015 New visa requirement for nationals of Republic of South Sudan
23 Jul 2015 Twenty-three immigration offenders arrested
21 Jul 2015 Fourteen immigration offenders arrested
16 Jul 2015 Twelve immigration offenders arrested
7 Jul 2015 Seventeen immigration offenders arrested
3 Jul 2015 Fifteen immigration offenders arrested
3 Jul 2015 Core member of syndicate arranging cross-boundary bogus marriages jailed for conspiracy to defraud
2 Jul 2015 Immigration Department follows up on fire incident in New Taipei City of Taiwan
1 Jul 2015 Immigration Department follows up on fire incident in New Taipei City of Taiwan
30 Jun 2015 Immigration Department follows up fire incident in New Taipei City of Taiwan
29 Jun 2015 Immigration Department follows up fire incident in New Taipei City of Taiwan
28 Jun 2015 Immigration Department follows up fire incident in New Taipei City of Taiwan
19 Jun 2015 Hong Kong Immigration Department wins 2015 Skytrax Award for Best Airport Immigration Service (with photo)
19 Jun 2015 Twenty-one immigration offenders arrested
18 Jun 2015 Three Hong Kong residents jailed for conspiracy to defraud and money laundering
16 Jun 2015 Nine immigration offenders arrested
15 Jun 2015 Seven immigration offenders arrested
12 Jun 2015 Immigration Department follows up on fatal traffic accident in Thailand
12 Jun 2015 Apply for travel documents early to avoid summer holiday rush
11 Jun 2015 Twenty-eight immigration offenders arrested
9 Jun 2015 Immigration Department follows up fatal traffic accident in Thailand
9 Jun 2015 Fifteen immigration offenders arrested
8 Jun 2015 Immigration Department follows up fatal traffic accident in Thailand
2 Jun 2015 Seven immigration offenders arrested
29 May 2015 Eight immigration offenders arrested
27 May 2015 Seven immigration offenders arrested
11 May 2015 Thirteen immigration offenders arrested
7 May 2015 Nine immigration offenders arrested
28 Apr 2015 Immigration Department to implement pilot Admission Scheme for 2nd Generation of Chinese HK Permanent Residents & enhancements to talent admission arrangements
27 Apr 2015 Mastermind of syndicate arranging cross-boundary bogus marriages jailed for conspiracy to defraud
24 Apr 2015 Extension of voice-navigated e-Channel service to Shenzhen Bay Control Point
24 Apr 2015 Nine immigration offenders arrested
23 Apr 2015 Cross-boundary passenger traffic arrangements for Labour Day festive period
23 Apr 2015 Visa-free access for HKSAR passport holders to Republic of Zambia
22 Apr 2015 Thirty-three immigration offenders arrested
19 Apr 2015 Thirty-three immigration offenders arrested
15 Apr 2015 Thirty-three immigration offenders arrested
15 Apr 2015 Courteous Immigration staff commended (with photo)
13 Apr 2015 Twelve immigration offenders arrested
11 Apr 2015 Hong Kong resident among deceased in Taichung Metro construction site accident
9 Apr 2015 Visitor arrivals in Ching Ming festive period decrease
2 Apr 2015 Hong Kong resident jailed for conspiracy to defraud and making false representation
26 Mar 2015 Sixteen immigration offenders arrested
26 Mar 2015 Cross-boundary passenger traffic arrangements for Easter and Ching Ming festive period
24 Mar 2015 Twenty-three immigration offenders arrested
20 Mar 2015 Thirty-eight immigration offenders arrested
12 Mar 2015 Fifteen immigration offenders arrested
9 Mar 2015 Apply for travel documents early to avoid Easter rush
4 Mar 2015 Thirteen immigration offenders arrested
18 Feb 2015 Eight immigration offenders arrested
18 Feb 2015 Nine immigration offenders arrested at Lunar New Year Fairs
17 Feb 2015 Seven immigration offenders arrested at Lunar New Year fairs
13 Feb 2015 Forty-three immigration offenders arrested
12 Feb 2015 Cross-boundary passenger traffic arrangements for Lunar New Year festive period
12 Feb 2015 Immigration Department Review 2014 (with photos)
11 Feb 2015 New visa requirement for nationals of Libya
9 Feb 2015 Fifty-five immigration offenders arrested
6 Feb 2015 Nationals of the Republic of the Gambia to require visa for Hong Kong
30 Jan 2015 Eleven immigration offenders arrested
30 Jan 2015 Apply for travel documents early to avoid Lunar New Year rush
27 Jan 2015 Thirteen immigration offenders arrested
20 Jan 2015 Cross-boundary human smuggling syndicate smashed by Immigration Department and Mainland authorities
16 Jan 2015 Thirty-four immigration offenders arrested
15 Jan 2015 Two Mainland pregnant women jailed for committing immigration offences
14 Jan 2015 Suspension of Capital Investment Entrant Scheme
9 Jan 2015 Eleven immigration offenders arrested
8 Jan 2015 Forty-three immigration offenders arrested
6 Jan 2015 Twenty-seven immigration offenders arrested
2 Jan 2015 Mainland pregnant woman jailed for making false representation
DatePress Releases of 2014
31 Dec 2014 Twelve immigration offenders arrested
30 Dec 2014 Seventeen immigration offenders arrested
24 Dec 2014 Fifty-six immigration offenders arrested
19 Dec 2014 Twenty immigration offenders arrested
18 Dec 2014 Cross-boundary passenger traffic arrangements for Christmas and New Year festive periods
18 Dec 2014 Mainland pregnant woman jailed for making false representation
12 Dec 2014 Thirty-five immigration offenders arrested
5 Dec 2014 Seventeen immigration offenders arrested
3 Dec 2014 Immigration Department to revise fees
2 Dec 2014 Bogus marriage syndicate smashed by Immigration Department
28 Nov 2014 Eighteen immigration offenders arrested
26 Nov 2014 Seventeen immigration offenders arrested
21 Nov 2014 Fourteen immigration offenders arrested
21 Nov 2014 Apply for travel documents early to avoid Christmas and New Year rush
19 Nov 2014 Seventeen immigration offenders arrested
18 Nov 2014 Mainland pregnant woman jailed for conspiracy to defraud and making false representation
14 Nov 2014 Seventeen immigration offenders arrested
13 Nov 2014 Mainland pregnant woman jailed for making false representation and overstaying in Hong Kong for delivery
13 Nov 2014 Twenty-five immigration offenders arrested
10 Nov 2014 Hong Kong resident jailed for aiding another for making false representation and making false statement
7 Nov 2014 Mainland pregnant woman jailed for making false representation and overstaying in Hong Kong for delivery
7 Nov 2014 Vote for most courteous Immigration Control Officer (with photos)
6 Nov 2014 Thirty-five immigration offenders arrested
5 Nov 2014 Immigration offenders arrested
31 Oct 2014 Twenty-two immigration offenders arrested
30 Oct 2014 Nine immigration offenders arrested
29 Oct 2014 Implementation of use of automated clearance services on mutual basis with Federal Republic of Germany
28 Oct 2014 Nine immigration offenders arrested
21 Oct 2014 Eight immigration offenders arrested
16 Oct 2014 Frontex delegation from EU visits Immigration Department (with photos)
25 Sep 2014 Cross-boundary passenger traffic arrangements for National Day and Chung Yeung holiday period
25 Sep 2014 Seventeen immigration offenders arrested
22 Sep 2014 Nationals of Republic of Yemen to require visa for Hong Kong
17 Sep 2014 Hong Kong will implement use of automated clearance services on mutual basis with Republic of Singapore
5 Sep 2014 Suspected theft of personal data held by Immigration Department
3 Sep 2014 Enhanced travel convenience for HKSAR passport holders going to Republic of Guyana
27 Aug 2014 Hong Kong implements use of automated clearance services on mutual basis with Federal Republic of Germany
25 Aug 2014 Mainland pregnant woman jailed for making false representation and false statutory declaration
18 July 2014 Nationals of Central African Republic to require visa for Hong Kong
16 July 2014 Mainland pregnant woman jailed for making false representation
15 July 2014 Mainland pregnant woman jailed for making false statutory declaration
19 June 2014 Apply for travel documents early to avoid summer holiday rush
17 June 2014 Seven Mainlanders and four Hong Kong residents jailed in immigration scam
20 May 2014 Hong Kong and Federal Republic of Germany sign MOU concerning use of automated clearance service (with photos)
16 May 2014 Immigration Department combats Mainland visitors abusing existing transit arrangement for holders of PRC passports
10 May 2014 Mainland visitor convicted of making false representation to Immigration Officer and breaching of condition of stay
28 Apr 2014 Courteous Immigration staff commended (with photo)
28 Apr 2014 Cross-boundary passenger traffic arrangements for Labour Day and Buddha's Birthday festive period
17 Apr 2014 Relocation of Registration of Persons - Kwun Tong Office
15 Apr 2014 Extension of voice-navigated e-Channels to Macau Ferry Terminal Control Point
14 Apr 2014 Cross-boundary passenger traffic arrangements for Easter festive period
31 Mar 2014 Cross-boundary passenger traffic arrangements for Ching Ming festive period
25 Mar 2014 Enhanced travel convenience for HKSAR passport holders going to the Kingdom of Tonga
16 Mar 2014 Apply for travel documents early to avoid Easter rush
9 Mar 2014 A Hong Kong resident on missing Malaysia Airlines flight
11 Feb 2014 Three Mainland pregnant women jailed for overstaying in Hong Kong for delivery
27 Jan 2014 Immigration Department Review 2013 (with photos)
27 Jan 2014 Cross-boundary passenger traffic arrangements for Lunar New Year festive periods
23 Jan 2014 Visa-free access for HKSAR passport holders to Republic of Moldova and Republic of Malawi
16 Jan 2014 Termination of iPermit Scheme for Taiwan visitors
10 Jan 2014 Three Mainland pregnant women jailed for overstaying in Hong Kong for delivery
10 Jan 2014 Relocation of West Kowloon Office and Kowloon Births Registry of Immigration Department to Kimberley Street, Tsim Sha Tsui
DatePress Releases of 2013
29 Dec 2013 Apply for travel documents early to avoid Lunar New Year rush
17 Dec 2013 Cross-boundary passenger traffic arrangements for Christmas and New Year festive periods
17 Dec 2013 Non-stamping immigration clearance arrangement for Hong Kong non-permanent residents to be implemented on December 19
16 Dec 2013 Hong Kong resident jailed for conspiracy to obtain services by deception
12 Dec 2013 Hong Kong and Republic of Korea implement the use of automated clearance services on a mutual basis
12 Dec 2013 Immigration Department smashes syndicate using false instruments to apply for foreign domestic helper working visas
05 Dec 2013 Immigration Department launches mobile application (with photos)
02 Dec 2013 Apply for travel documents early to avoid Christmas and New Year rush
22 Nov 2013 Hong Kong resident jailed for conspiracy to obtain services by deception
15 Nov 2013 Hong Kong resident jailed for conspiracy to defraud
12 Nov 2013 Hong Kong resident jailed for conspiracy to defraud
06 Nov 2013 Vote for most courteous Immigration Control Officer (with photos)
21 Oct 2013 Immigration Division of Chengdu Economic and Trade Office begins operation
08 Oct 2013 Hong Kong resident and accomplice jailed for conspiracy to obtain services by deception
26 Sep 2013 Cross-boundary passenger traffic arrangements for National Day festive period
18 Sep 2013 First e-Channel with voice navigation function to be launched at Lok Ma Chau Spur Line Control Point
30 Aug 2013 Immigration Department implements measure to deter abuse of arrangements for premature termination of contract by foreign domestic helpers
23 Aug 2013 Extension of e-Channel service to Mainland frequent visitors at Man Kam To Control Point
16 Aug 2013 Forgery-cum-illegal worker syndicate neutralised by Immigration Department
16 Aug 2013 Visa-free access for HKSAR passport holders to New Caledonia
01 Aug 2013 Malaysian courier jailed for possession of forged travel documents
30 Jul 2013 Hong Kong and Republic of Korea sign MOU concerning the use of automated clearance service (with photos)
29 Jul 2013 Pregnant Mainland visitor jailed for making false representation and obstructing members of Immigration Service
28 Jun 2013 Visa-free visit period extended for nationals of Croatia
27 Jun 2013 Immigration Department issues statement on Mr Snowden
24 Jun 2013 Immigration Department issues statement on Edward Snowden
24 Jun 2013 Bogus marriage syndicate smashed by Immigration Department
14 Jun 2013 Apply for travel documents early to beat summer holiday rush
05 Jun 2013 Russia to implement APEC Business Travel Card Scheme
10 May 2013 Malaysian courier and Mainlanders jailed in immigration scam
29 Apr 2013 Revised office hours for Other Visas and Permits Section at Immigration Department Headquarters
27 Apr 2013 Response on torture claim screening policy
26 Apr 2013 Courteous Immigration staff commended (with photo)
25 Apr 2013 Cross-boundary passenger traffic arrangements for Labour Day festive period
05 Apr 2013 Cross-boundary human smuggling syndicate smashed by Immigration Department and Mainland authorities
26 Mar 2013 Cross-boundary passenger traffic arrangements for Easter and Ching Ming Festival festive period
18 Mar 2013 Non-stamping immigration clearance arrangement for visitors
07 Mar 2013 Restaurant and manager fined for failure to inspect employee travel document
06 Mar 2013 Restaurant convicted of employing illegal workers
01 Mar 2013 Apply for travel documents early to avoid Easter rush
18 Feb 2013 Response to statements issued by Hong Kong Bar Association and Law Society of Hong Kong
08 Feb 2013 Immigration Department Review 2012 (with photo)
06 Feb 2013 Cross-boundary passenger traffic arrangements for Lunar New Year festive periods
01 Feb 2013 Company convicted of employing illegal workers
01 Feb 2013 Mainland pregnant woman jailed for making false representation to Immigration Officer and attempting to obtain services by deception
10 Jan 2013 Apply for travel documents early to avoid Lunar New Year rush
DatePress Releases of 2012
19 Dec 2012 Cross-boundary passenger traffic arrangements for Christmas and New Year festive periods
30 Nov 2012 Apply for travel documents early to avoid Christmas and New Year rush
26 Nov 2012 Five Mainland visitors jailed for immigration scam
19 Nov 2012 Hong Kong resident jailed for immigration scam
05 Nov 2012 Hong Kong resident jailed for 13 months over bogus marriages
29 Oct 2012 Nationals of Guinea-Bissau to require visa for Hong Kong
22 Oct 2012 Vote for most courteous Immigration Control Officer (with photos)
18 Oct 2012 Suspected theft of Immigration Department computers
04 Oct 2012 Six arrested during anti-illegal employment operation "Windsand"
18 Sep 2012 Pregnant Mainland visitor jailed for possession of false document and making false representation
31 Aug 2012 Implementation of online Pre-Arrival Registration for Taiwan Residents
21 Aug 2012 Online Pre-arrival Registration for Taiwan Residents
03 Aug 2012 Mainland visitor jailed for possessing false instrument
03 Aug 2012 Three forgery users jailed for immigration scam
02 Aug 2012 Visa-free access for HKSAR passport holders to Caribbean parts of the Kingdom of the Netherlands
23 Jul 2012 Visa-free access to the Republic of Kazakhstan for HKSAR passport holders
19 Jul 2012 Mainland visitor sentenced for offering dance teaching service
17 Jul 2012 Mainland driver jailed for providing illegal cross-boundary transport service
07 Jul 2012 Immigration Department investigating on stay-out foreign domestic helper
05 Jul 2012 User of forged travel document and his courier jailed in immigration scam
03 Jul 2012 Mainland students convicted for breaching condition of stay
26 Jun 2012 Mainland visitor sentenced for offering dance teaching service
15 Jun 2012 Apply for travel documents early to beat summer holiday rush
29 May 2012 Mainland resident jailed for taking unapproved employment as post-natal care worker
15 May 2012 Further streamlining entry arrangements for Taiwan residents
04 May 2012 Another Mainland resident jailed for arranging for non-local pregnant women to give birth in Hong Kong
28 Apr 2012 Another Mainland resident jailed for taking unapproved employment in arranging for non-local pregnant women to give birth in Hong Kong
19 Apr 2012 Visa-free access to the Republic of Montenegro for HKSAR passport holders
17 Apr 2012 Full Resumption of Passenger clearance at Lo Wu Control Point
17 Apr 2012 Latest passenger clearance arrangement at Lo Wu Control Point
16 Apr 2012 Temporary passenger clearance arrangement at Lo Wu Control Point
22 Mar 2012 Extension of e-Channel service to Mainland frequent visitors at Hong Kong International Airport control point
20 Mar 2012 Courteous Immigration staff commended (with photo)
19 Mar 2012 Mainland visitor jailed for possession of false instrument and false representation to immigration officer
16 Mar 2012 Mainland resident jailed for taking unapproved employment in arranging for non-local pregnant women to give birth in Hong Kong
15 Mar 2012 Extension of e-Channel service to Mainland frequent visitors at China Ferry Terminal and Macau Ferry Terminal control points
13 Mar 2012 A Mainland visitor convicted of making false representation to an Immigration Officer
12 Mar 2012 Hong Kong resident jailed for entering into bogus marriages with Mainland residents
12 Mar 2012 Apply for travel documents early to beat Easter rush
07 Mar 2012 HK resident jailed for immigration scam
23 Feb 2012 Enhancement of Registration of Outbound Travel Information service
16 Feb 2012 Extension of e-Channel service to Mainland frequent visitors at Shenzhen Bay control point
13 Feb 2012 Mainland resident jailed for running business arranging for non-local pregnant women to give birth in Hong Kong
10 Feb 2012 Mainland resident jailed for taking unapproved employment as post-natal care worker
20 Jan 2012 Immigration Department year-end briefing 2011 (with photo)