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Immigration Officer

Application for the post was closed on 2 March 2017. Applicants are not required to submit their official transcripts and certificates at this stage.

Salary

General Disciplined Services (Officer) Pay Scale Point 5 [Note 1] (HK$32,370 per month) to General Disciplined Services (Officer) Pay Scale Point 21 [Note 2] (HK$66,230 per month)

Entry Requirements

(a)

(i)

have a bachelor's degree from a Hong Kong university, or equivalent; and have met the language proficiency requirements of 'Level 1' or above in the two language papers (Use of Chinese and Use of English) in the Common Recruitment Examination (CRE) [Note 3 and 4], or equivalent (Entry Pay : HK$36,540 per month); or

(ii)

have a bachelor's degree from a Hong Kong university, or a Diploma from a registered post-secondary college issued after the date of its registration, or a Higher Diploma from a Hong Kong polytechnic university/ polytechnic/ Hong Kong Institute of Vocational Education/ technical college, or an accredited Associate Degree from a Hong Kong tertiary institution, or equivalent; and have met the language proficiency requirements of Level 2 [Note 5] or above in Chinese Language and English Language in the Hong Kong Diploma of Secondary Education Examination (HKDSEE) or the Hong Kong Certificate of Education Examination (HKCEE), or equivalent (Entry Pay : HK$34,480 per month); or

(iii)

have Level 3 or equivalent [Note 6] or above in five subjects in the HKDSEE [Note 7] , or equivalent; or have Grade E or above in two subjects at Advanced Level in the Hong Kong Advanced Level Examination (HKALE) and Level 3 [Note 5]/ Grade C or above in three other subjects in the HKCEE [Note 7], or equivalent; and have met the language proficiency requirements of Level 2 [Note 5] or above in Chinese Language and English Language in the HKDSEE or HKCEE, or equivalent (Entry Pay : HK$32,370 per month); and

(b)

be able to pass a physical fitness test; and

(c)

be able to speak fluent Cantonese and English.

Note 1

The entry pay for the post of Immigration Officer is the General Disciplined Services (Officer) Pay Scale Point 5 (HK$32,370), Point 6 (HK$34,480) and Point 7 (HK$36,540) per month respectively, as commensurate with respective entry qualifications.

Note 2

The information on the maximum pay point is for reference only and it may be subject to changes.

Note 3

The results of the Use of Chinese (UC) and Use of English (UE) papers in the Common Recruitment Examination (CRE) are classified as Level 2, Level 1 or Fail, with Level 2 being the highest.

For civil service appointment purpose, Level 5 or above in Chinese Language of the Hong Kong Diploma of Secondary Education Examination (HKDSEE); or Grade C or above in Chinese Language and Culture or Chinese Language and Literature of the Hong Kong Advanced Level Examination (HKALE), are accepted as equivalent to Level 2 in the UC paper of the CRE. Level 4 in Chinese Language of the HKDSEE; or Grade D in Chinese Language and Culture or Chinese Language and Literature of the HKALE, are accepted as equivalent to Level 1 in the UC paper of the CRE.

Level 5 or above in English Language of the HKDSEE; or Grade C or above in Use of English of the HKALE; or Grade C or above in English Language of the General Certificate of Education (Advanced Level) (GCE A Level), are accepted as equivalent to Level 2 in the UE paper of the CRE. Level 4 in English Language of the HKDSEE; or Grade D in Use of English of the HKALE; or Grade D in English Language of the GCE A Level, are accepted as equivalent to Level 1 in the UE paper of the CRE.

Applicants with an overall band of 6.5 or above with no subtest score below band 6 obtained in the same sitting in the Academic Module of the International English Language Testing System (IELTS) within the two-year validity period of the test result are accepted as equivalent to Level 2 in the UE paper of the CRE. The IELTS test result must be valid on any date during the application period.

Note 4

Bachelor degree-holding applicants will be eligible for this pay point if they possess the requisite results in the Use of Chinese and Use of English papers in the CRE or equivalent at the time the offer of appointment is made.

Note 5

For civil service appointment purpose, ‘Grade C’ and ‘Grade E’ in Chinese Language and English Language (Syllabus B) in the HKCEE before 2007 are accepted administratively as comparable to ‘Level 3’ and ‘Level 2’ respectively in Chinese Language and English Language in the 2007 HKCEE and henceforth.

Note 6

For civil service appointment purpose, “Attained with Distinction” in Applied Learning subjects (subject to a maximum of two Applied Learning subjects), and Grade C in Other Language subjects in the HKDSEE are accepted as equivalent to Level 3 in the New Senior Secondary subjects in the HKDSEE. “Attained” in Applied Learning subjects (subject to a maximum of two Applied Learning subjects), and Grade E in Other Language subjects in the HKDSEE are accepted as equivalent to Level 2 in the New Senior Secondary subjects in the HKDSEE.

Note 7

The subjects may include Chinese Language and English Language.

Basic Law Knowledge Assessment

For the purpose of heightening public awareness of the Basic Law (BL) and promoting a culture of learning of BL in the community, applicants for civil service jobs will be assessed on their BL knowledge. Applicants who are invited to attend the Written Examination will be assessed on their BL knowledge through a written test on the same day. The BL test result will constitute an appropriate weighting in a candidate’s overall assessment.

Duties

An Immigration Officer is mainly deployed on general, executive and supervisory duties in connection with the enforcement of the immigration, registration of persons, births, deaths and marriage laws of Hong Kong, which include but not limited to the detection of forged documents. (Note: Subject to discipline, required to undergo a full-time induction training, wear uniform, work shifts and may be required to work in an area outside the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region.)

Terms of Appointment

New recruits will be appointed on civil service probationary terms for three years, and may be considered for appointment on the prevailing permanent terms upon satisfactory completion of the probationary period.

Induction Training

Newly recruited Immigration Officers are required to undergo a 25-week residential induction training at the Immigration Service Institute of Training and Development.

General Notes

  1. By the closing day of the application period (i.e. 2 March 2017), applicants should possess the relevant academic qualifications set out in item (a) of the Entry Requirements.
  2. Applicants are required to pass the Physical Fitness Test and Prelimiary Interview held by the Immigration Department in Hong Kong before they will be further considered for the Written Examination. Applicants will normally receive the invitation two weeks before the date of Physical Fitness Test and Written Examination.
  3. Successful applicants must have passed the selection procedures and the pre-employment medical examination including colour perception test.
  4. Civil service vacancies are posts on the civil service establishment. Applicants selected for these vacancies will be appointed on civil service terms of appointment and conditions of service and will become civil servants on appointment.
  5. Applicants must be permanent residents of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region at the time of appointment unless specified otherwise.
  6. As an Equal Opportunities Employer, the Government is committed to eliminating discrimination in employment. The vacancy advertised is open to all applicants meeting the basic entry requirements irrespective of their disability, sex, marital status, pregnancy, age, family status, sexual orientation and race.
  7. The entry pay, terms of appointment and conditions of service to be offered are subject to the provisions prevailing at the time the offer of appointment is made.
  8. Fringe benefits include paid leave, medical and dental benefits, and where appropriate, assistance in housing.
  9. It is Government policy to place people with a disability in appropriate jobs wherever possible. If a disabled applicant meets the entry academic requirements, he/she will be invited to attend the selection procedures without being subject to further shortlisting.

Selection Procedures

Physical Fitness Test
(Commencing on 5 April 2017)

(Pass)

Preliminary Interview
(To be conducted on the same day after passing the Physical Fitness Test)

(Pass)

Written Examination
(To be held on 13 May 2017 and in late June 2017)

(Pass)

Final Interview
(To be held from mid June to September 2017 tentatively)

Physical Fitness Test and Preliminary Interview

The Physical Fitness Test and Preliminary Interview have commenced on 5 April 2017. All applicants are invited for the Physical Fitness Test and the invitations had been sent by e-mail. Applicants who do not receive the invitation e-mail should contact the Recruitment and Training Research Section at 3693 8166 on or before 12 May 2017.

Only candidates who have passed the Physical Fitness Test will be invited to join the Preliminary Interview to be conducted on the same day. The interview is conducted in English comprising Syndicate Discussion and Impromptu Talk.

Candidates are advised to refer to the invitation e-mail for the arrangements of Physical Fitness Test and to make reference in this website as to the location map of Immigration Service Institute of Training and Development, Guidance Notes on Physical Fitness Test, its relevant requirements and scoring system and the format of Preliminary Interview for preparation.

Written Examination

The Written Examination will be held on 13 May 2017 (Saturday) and in late June 2017. Candidates who have attended the Preliminary Interview on or before 24 April 2017 and have passed the Interview will be invited for the Written Examination to be held on 13 May 2017. The concerned invitations will be sent by e-mail. Invited candidates should refer to the invitation e-mail for the examination arrangements and study the relevant Guidance Notes for Candidates and Examination Format and Sample Questions for preparation.

Candidates who are invited to attend the Written Examination may also take the Basic Law (BL) test on the same day. The BL test result would not affect a candidate’s eligibility for the Final Interview but will constitute an appropriate weighting in a candidate’s overall assessment. For details of the BL test, please refer to the Examination Format and Sample Questions.

Candidates who have attended the Preliminary Interview on or before 24 April 2017 and do not receive any invitation e-mail for the Written Examination by 2 May 2017 should regard their applications as unsuccessful.

For candidates who have attended/ will attend the Preliminary Interview on or after 26 April 2017, the arrangement for the Written Examination will be announced in the Immigration Department website in due course.

Invitation to the Phsycial Fitness Test / Preliminary Interview / Written Examination does not imply that applicants have met the entry requirements for the post as it takes time to process all applications.

For enquiries, please contact the Recruitment and Training Research Section at 3693 8166.

Immigration Assistant (Year-round Recruitment)

Applications are invited for the post of Immigration Assistant. This post is open for applications throughout the year until further notice.

If you are interested in the post of Immigration Assistant, please follow the procedures as specified below and submit the application as soon as possible.

Application Procedures

On-line application can be made through the Civil Service Bureau website (http://www.csb.gov.hk). If you encounter difficulties in submitting on-line application, you may download the application form from here, complete the application form and send it:

1.

by post to the Recruitment and Training Research Section, Immigration Department, UG/F, Immigration Service Institute of Training and Development, 82 Castle Peak Road, Castle Peak Bay, Tuen Mun, N.T.; or

2.

by hand to the Recruitment and Training Research Section, Immigration Department, UG/F, Immigration Service Institute of Training and Development, 82 Castle Peak Road, Castle Peak Bay, Tuen Mun, N.T..

As invitations or notifications will be sent to applicants by e-mails, applicants should provide an accurate e-mail address in their application forms.

Please ensure your mail item bears sufficient postage with return address before posting. Underpaid mail items will not be accepted and will be returned or disposed of by Hongkong Post. Any consequences arising from not paying sufficient postage should be borne by the applicant. Applications which are incomplete or submitted by fax or e-mail will not be considered.

All applicants are not required to submit their official transcripts and certificates at this stage. Holders of academic qualifications other than those obtained from Hong Kong institutions/ Hong Kong Examinations and Assessment Authority may also apply, but their qualifications will be subject to assessments on equivalence to the required entry qualifications.

Should you have any enquiries about the G.F. 340 On-line Application System, please contact the Civil Service Bureau by e-mail: csbjoa@csb.gov.hk.

Salary

General Disciplined Services (Rank and File) Pay Scale Point 3 (HK$19,225) to General Disciplined Services (Rank and File) Pay Scale Point 13 [See Note 1] (HK$26,580) per month.

Entry Requirements

(a)

(i)

have Level 2 or equivalent [Note 2] or above in five subjects in the Hong Kong Diploma of Secondary Education Examination (HKDSEE) [Note 3], or equivalent; or

(ii)

have Level 2 [Note 4]/Grade E or above in five subjects in the Hong Kong Certificate of Education Examination (HKCEE) [Note 3], or equivalent ; and

(b)

have met the language proficiency requirements of Level 2 [Note 4] or above in Chinese Language and English Language in the HKDSEE or HKCEE, or equivalent ; and be able to speak Cantonese and English; and

(c)

be able to pass a physical fitness test.

Note 1

The information on the maximum pay point is for reference only and it may be subject to changes.

Note 2

For civil service appointment purpose, “Attained with Distinction” in Applied Learning subjects (subject to a maximum of two Applied Learning subjects), and Grade C in Other Language subjects in the HKDSEE are accepted as equivalent to Level 3 in the New Senior Secondary subjects in the HKDSEE. “Attained” in Applied Learning subjects (subject to a maximum of two Applied Learning subjects), and Grade E in Other Language subjects in the HKDSEE are accepted as equivalent to Level 2 in the New Senior Secondary subjects in the HKDSEE.

Note 3

The subjects may include Chinese Language and English Language.

Note 4

For civil service appointment purpose, ‘Grade C’ and ‘Grade E’ in Chinese Language and English Language (Syllabus B) in the HKCEE before 2007 are accepted administratively as comparable to ‘Level 3’ and ‘Level 2’ respectively in Chinese Language and English Language in the 2007 HKCEE and henceforth.

Basic Law Knowledge Assessment

For the purpose of heightening public awareness of the Basic Law (BL) and promoting a culture of learning of the BL in the community, applicants for civil service jobs will be assessed on their BL knowledge. Applicants who are invited to attend the Selection Interview will be assessed on their BL knowledge through a written test on the same day. The BL test result will constitute an appropriate weighting in a candidate’s overall assessment.

Duties

An Immigration Assistant is mainly deployed on general search, guard, escort, patrol, reception, driving and operational duties in connection with the enforcement of the immigration, registration of persons, births, deaths and marriage laws of Hong Kong, which include but not limited to the detection of forged documents. (Note: Subject to discipline, required to undergo a full-time induction training, wear uniform, work shifts and may be required to drive government vehicles and work in an area outside the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region.)

Terms of Appointment

New recruits will be appointed on civil service probationary terms for three years, and may be considered for appointment on the prevailing permanent terms upon satisfactory completion of the probationary period.

Induction Training

Newly recruited Immigration Assistants are required to undergo a 14-week residential induction training at the Immigration Service Institute of Training and Development.

General Notes

  1. At the time of application, applicants should possess the relevant academic qualifications set out in item (a) and (b) of the Entry Requirements.
  2. Applicants are required to pass the Physical Fitness Test held by the Immigration Department in Hong Kong before they will be further considered for the next selection tier. Please click here for details of the Physical Fitness Test. Applicants will normally receive the invitation two weeks before the date of Physical Fitness Test.
  3. Successful applicants must have passed the selection procedures and the pre-employment medical examination including colour perception test.
  4. Civil service vacancies are posts on the civil service establishment. Applicants selected for these vacancies will be appointed on civil service terms of appointment and conditions of service and will become civil servants on appointment.
  5. Applicants must be permanent residents of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region at the time of appointment unless specified otherwise.
  6. As an Equal Opportunities Employer, the Government is committed to eliminating discrimination in employment. The vacancy advertised is open to all applicants meeting the basic entry requirement irrespective of their disability, sex, marital status, pregnancy, age, family status, sexual orientation and race.
  7. The entry pay, terms of appointment and conditions of service to be offered are subject to the provisions prevailing at the time the offer of appointment is made.
  8. Fringe benefits include paid leave, medical and dental benefits, and where appropriate, assistance in housing.
  9. It is Government policy to place people with a disability in appropriate jobs wherever possible. If a disabled applicant meets the entry requirements, he/she will be invited to attend the selection procedures without being subject to further shortlisting.

Selection Procedures

Physical Fitness Test

(Pass)

Syndicate Discussion
(To be conducted on the same day after passing the Physical Fitness Test)

(Pass)

Selection Interview

Physical Fitness Test and Syndicate Discussion

All applicants will be invited for the Physical Fitness Test and the invitations will be sent by e-mail. Applicants will normally receive the invitation two weeks before the date of Physical Fitness Test.

Only candidates who have passed the Physical Fitness Test will be invited to join the Syndicate Discussion to be conducted on the same day. Candidates are advised to refer to the invitation e-mail for the arrangements of Physical Fitness Test and to make reference in this website as to the location map of Immigration Service Institute of Training and Development, Guidance Notes on Physical Fitness Test, its relevant requirements and scoring system as well as the format of Syndicate Discussion for preparation.

Selection Interview

Candidates who have passed the Syndicate Discussion will be invited for the Selection Interview in about 10 working days after he/she has attended the Syndicate Discussion. The concerned invitations will be sent by e-mail.

Candidates who are invited to attend the Selection Interview will also be assessed on their Basic Law (BL) knowledge through a written test on the same day [See Note]. The BL test result will constitute an appropriate weighting in a candidate’s overall assessment.

The BL test paper is set in both English and Chinese. It consists of 15 multiple-choice questions to be completed in 25 minutes. There is no passing mark set for the BL test and the full mark of the paper is 100. The result is of permanent validity.

Invited candidates may refer to the invitation e-mail for the interview arrangements, and study the location map of the Immigration Service Institute of Training and Development and the interview arrangements under inclement weather.

[Note: If a candidate has attended the BL test arranged by other recruiting bureaux/departments (in relation to civil service posts) or the one centrally administered by the Civil Service Bureau, he/she will be exempted from sitting the BL test and can use the previous test result as the basis of the BL test score. The previous BL test result will be accepted only upon the production of the original test result when attending the Selection Interview, if so invited. The candidate may also take the BL test again upon attending the Selection Interview. In such case, the score obtained in the current recruitment exercise will be taken. For details about the BL test, please refer to the Homepage of the Civil Service Bureau at http://www.csb.gov.hk/english/recruit/basiclaw/1372.html ]

Invitation to the Physical Fitness Test / Syndicate Discussion / Selection Interview does not imply that candidates have met the entry requirements for the post as it takes time to process all applications.

For enquiries, please contact the Recruitment and Training Research Section at 3693 8166.

Physical Fitness Test

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Candidates applying for the posts of Immigration Officer / Immigration Assistant are required to attend a physical fitness test (PFT). The scoring system is applicable to both male and female candidates. The PFT comprises the following 5 items:

ItemPoints
0 1 2 3 4 5

Sit up 
(1 minute) 
(no. of times) 
Demonstration
Video Script

<17 17-24 25-32 33-40 41-48 ≥49

Squat Thrust 
(1 minute) 
(no. of times)
Demonstration
Video Script

<18 18-20 21-23 24-26 27-29 ≥30

Shuttle Run 
(4X10m) 
(seconds) 
Demonstration
Video Script

>12.9" 12.3"-12.9" 11.7"-12.2" 11.1"-11.6" 10.4"-11.0" ≤10.3"

Standing Long Jump 
(Two attemps)
(cm) 
Demonstration
Video Script

<144.5 144.5-160 160.5-175.5 176-191.5 192-207.5 ≥208

800m Run 
(minutes) 
Demonstration
Video Script

>5'08" 4'38-5'08" 4'07"-4'37" 3'36"-4'06" 3'05"-3'35" ≤3'04"

Note: To pass the physical fitness test, candidates are required to score at least 1 point in each item and have a minimum total score of 15 points for all the items.

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