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Connecting the Mainland and the World

Hong Kong is an important international hub with close links with the Mainland and the world while the Immigration Department plays an indispensable role in maintaining such status. Apart from upgrading auxiliary facilities at our control points for visitors’ convenience, to provide extra convenience for Hong Kong residents travelling abroad, the Department keeps lobbying different countries and territories to grant visa-free or visa-on-arrival access to HKSAR passport holders. Furthermore, we seek to implement with other countries and regions the arrangement for mutual use of automated immigration clearance service. Over the years, the Department has been devoted to serving as the gatekeeper of Hong Kong and has been working in close collaboration with the Mainland and overseas law enforcement agencies in combating illegal international migration and document forgery to ensure the prosperity and stability of Hong Kong.