Particulars required of Persons Staying in Hotels or other Lodging Places

Attention is drawn to the following extract from the Immigration Ordinance, Chapter 115, Laws of Hong Kong -

Section 17. (1) A person over the age of 15 years who intends to stay at any premises to which this section applies shall on arriving at the premises inform the keeper of the premises of his full name and nationality.
  (2) Any such person who is an alien shall also -
    (a) on arriving at the premises, inform the keeper of the premises of the date of his arrival in Hong Kong, the name of the ship or airline (if any) by which he arrived and his occupation; and
    (b) on or before his departure from the premises, inform the keeper of the premises of the place to which he is going and, if he is departing from Hong Kong, of the ship or airline (if any) by which he will depart.
  (3) The keeper of any premises to which this section applies shall -
    (a) require all persons who stay at the premises to comply with their obligations under this section; and
    (b) keep for at least 12 months a record in writing of the information given to him by any such person pursuant to this section.
  (4) An immigration officer, immigration assistant or police officer may inspect at any time the record kept by the keeper of any premises pursuant to subsection (3).
  (5) Any information required by this section to be given by or to any person may be given by or to any other person acting on his behalf.
  (6) This section applies to any premises, whether furnished or unfurnished, where lodging or sleeping accommodation is provided for reward.
  (7) In this section -
"Keeper" includes any person who receives another person to stay in premises, whether on his own behalf or on behalf of any other person;
"stay" means lodge or sleep, for one night or more, in accommodation provided for reward.