21 October 2013
The Immigration Division of the Hong Kong Economic and Trade Office in Chengdu (CDETO) has commenced operation, providing assistance for Hong Kong residents in Sichuan, Yunnan, Guizhou, Hunan, Shaanxi provinces and the municipality of Chongqing.
Hong Kong has three immigration divisions on the Mainland, stationed in the Beijing Office (BJO), the Economic and Trade Office in Guangdong (GDETO) and the CDETO. The immigration divisions provide assistance for Hong Kong residents in distress, covering matters such as loss of identity documents, accidents and casualties, and being arrested or detained for criminal offences.
Apart from the area covered by the CDETO and the five provinces/regions covered by the GDETO, namely Fujian, Jiangxi, Guangdong, Guangxi and Hainan, requests for assistance from Hong Kong residents in the remaining 20 provinces, autonomous regions and municipalities will continue to be handled by the BJO.
Contact information for the three offices is as follows:
Hong Kong Economic and Trade Office in Guangdong
Flat 7101, Citic Plaza
233 Tian He North Road
Postal Code: 510613
Phone: (86 20) 3891 1220 Ext. 608
Fax: (86 20) 3877 0466
Hong Kong Economic and Trade Office in Chengdu
38/F, Tower 1, Plaza Central
8 Shuncheng Street
Yan Shi Kou
Postal Code: 610016
Phone: (86 28) 8676 8301 Ext. 330
Fax: (86 28) 8676 8300
Hong Kong residents who require assistance while outside Hong Kong may also call the 24-hour hotline of the Assistance to Hong Kong Residents Unit of the Immigration Department on (852) 1868.