About Us

Welcome Message

Mr AU Ka-wang, Director of Immigration

Mr AU Ka-wang
Director of Immigration

Welcome to the Homepage of the Immigration Department of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region (HKSAR).

The Hong Kong Immigration Service is committed to exercising effective immigration control and enforcing the laws. Moreover, equal emphasis is placed on providing travel convenience and facilitation for tourists, business visitors and Hong Kong residents in order to uphold Hong Kong’s strength as an international financial and trade centre as well as a tourism hub. The services provided to local residents also include the issue of HKSAR passports and other travel documents, visas and identity cards, the handling of nationality matters and the registration of births, deaths and marriages.

This Homepage is customer-oriented, which provides an easy gateway for users to access electronic services and the essential information about all aspects of our services. You will also find our vision, mission and values, and our organisation and performance pledges.

The Immigration Department is dedicated to fulfilling the mission of contributing to the security and prosperity of Hong Kong. With the concerted efforts of our staff as well as the support from the public, we will forge ahead with our vision to be the foremost immigration service in the world in effectiveness and efficiency.

I hope you will find our Homepage informative and useful.