Interest on Tax Reserve Certificates

  • August 13,2018
  • Government Gazette published today (August 3) contains a Legal Notice to the effect that the Secretary for Financial Services and the Treasury has authorised a change in the rate of interest payable on Tax Reserve Certificates. From August 6, 2018, the new annual rate of interest will be 0.0767%

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    Twenty-one immigration offenders arrested

  • August 09,2018
  • The Immigration Department (ImmD) mounted a series of territory-wide anti-illegal worker operations, including an operation codenamed "Twilight," and joint operations with the Hong Kong Police Force and the Labour Department codenamed "Champion" and "Powerplayer", from July 30 to August 1. A total o

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    Illegal worker jailed

  • August 07,2018
  • A Pakistani illegal worker holding a recognisance form was jailed at Shatin Magistrates' Courts yesterday (July 16). Immigration Department (ImmD) investigators received a referral from the Hong Kong Police Force to further investigate an illegal employment case in March. Enforcement officers arr

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    HK signs Working Holiday Scheme with Korea

  • Nov 12, 2010
  • Hong Kong and the Republic of Korea have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) effective January 1, 2011to mark the establishment of a new bilateral working holiday scheme to benefit the young people of the two places from January 1, 2011. The MoU was signed by the Secretary for Labour

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    Appointment of Director of Immigration

  • March 21, 2011
  • The State Council has, on the nomination and recommendation of Chief Executive Donald Tsang, approved the appointment of Deputy Director of Immigration Chan Kwok-ki as Director from March 28. He will succeed Simon Peh who is retiring after 33 years' government service. Mr Tsang said Mr C

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    Extension of e-Channel service to Mainland

  • March 22, 2012
  • The Immigration Department announced today (March 22) that it will extend its Mainland frequent visitors e-Channel service to the Hong Kong International Airport control point with effect from next Monday (March 26). A spokesperson for the Immigration Department said Mainland frequent visit

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    Taiwan visitors embrace online service

  • September 23, 2012
  • Taipei resident Emily Tseng is a self-proclaimed Hong Kong fan who visits Asia’s world city six or seven times a year. Since the September 1 launch of the free online pre-arrival registration for Taiwan residents, she is poised to visit even more often. "I love Hong Kong!" Ms Tseng exclaimed aft

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    Prism is moved to a new office!

  • November 06,2012
  • Dear Valued Customers & Partners, We would like to first express our gratitude and sincere thanks for all the support & co-operation you have given us through these years. With our business growing and the needs arising for us to provide you all with better and higher service levels, please be

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    Singapore Protest Biggest Since Independence

  • February 19,2013
  • Singapore rare anti-government demonstrators rally, 4,000 people braved the rain to take to the streets to protest the input immigration policy, the Chinese immigrants is regarded as "public enemy". Singapore economic growth outperformed Hong Kong in recent years, but the introduction of a large num

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    2012 Approved of applications for entry

  • April 27, 2013
  • The ASMTP has attracted a wide variety of qualified talents and professionals from the Mainland to come to work in Hong Kong since its implementation on July 15, 2003. Up to the end of 2012, a total of 67 523 entry applications for employment had been received. The main sectors of employment were ac

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    2012 Approved of applications for entry

  • April 30, 2013
  • Under the QMAS launched in June 2006, talented people from around the world can apply to settle in Hong Kong without first securing an offer of local employment. Up to the end of 2012, 8 684 applications had been received. Twenty-five selection exercises were conducted and 2 392 applicants were allo

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    2012 Approved of applications for entry

  • May 2, 2013
  • The CIES was launched in October 2003 with the objective of facilitating the entry for residence of capital investment entrants, i.e. persons who wish to make capital investment in Hong Kong but would not be engaged in the running of any business here. The entrant is allowed to make his choice of in

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    Canada Announces Immigration Plan for 2014

  • November 20,2013
  • Canadian government targets to attract hundreds of thousands of new permanent residents in 2014 as part of an immigration plan to drive economic growth and position the country for success in the years ahead. After tabling the Annual Report to Parliament on Immigration, Citizenship and Immigratio

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    Suspension of Capital Investment Entrant Scheme

  • January 15
  • A government spokesman said, "The CIES was implemented in 2003, when Hong Kong's economy was in recession, to attract new capital to stimulate economic growth. In view of the latest economic situation in Hong Kong, attracting capital investment entrants should no longer be our priority. Instead, our

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    There are some changes in Immigration Policy soon

  • January 16,2015
  • [b]General Employment Policy (GEP) (for non-Mainland residents) – Professionals[/b] • Relax extension pattern of duration of stay from “1+2+2+3” years to “2+3+3” years • Relax eligible top-tier entrants’ pattern of duration of stay from “1+2+2+3” years to “2+6” years; on time limitation with no ot

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    Thirteen immigration offenders arrested

  • 27 January 2015
  • The Immigration Department arrested eight illegal workers and five suspected employers during a territory-wide anti-illegal workers operation codenamed "Twilight" on January 25 and 26. During the two-day operation, Immigration Task Force officers raided eight target locations including a restaura

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    10 Million Chinese Immigrated in 23 Years

  • January 22,2014
  • By the end of 2013, more than 9.3 million Chinese people immigrated overseas, marking a 128.6 % rise over the past 23 years. China has now become the fourth largest immigrant-producing country in the world, compared to the seventh in 1990. The revelation comes from a newly published survey conduc

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    Fake University Snares Visa Fraudsters in the US

  • April 7,2016
  • The University of Northern New Jersey fielded no sports teams, held no graduation ceremonies and had no instructors, classes or degree programs. It did have a very attractive website that promised an exceptional education for foreign students wishing to study in the United States. The school was

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