Hong Kong Immigration - Latest News

Latest news from HK Immigration includes:

  •   Due to coronavirus epidemic globally, Hong Kong has launched a red alert for travellers from all countries.
       All travellers arriving in Hong Kong must undergo a 14-day home quarantine or medical surveillance.
       People heading to the mainland China, Macau, or Taiwan will not be affected the travel alert. Earlier already a 14-day mandatory quarantine has been imposed to people returning to HK home from mainland China.
       The advice for all Hong Kong citizens is not to plan travelling abroad for business or leisure, unless it is absolutely necessary.

Starting at 00h00 on 25th March 2020, all non Hong Kong residents will not be permitted to enter Hong Kong during the next 14 days.

  • All non-HK residents arriving via flights (i.e. the HK International Airport) will not be permitted to enter Hong Kong.
    All non-HK residents coming from Mainland China, Macau, or Taiwan will not be permitted to enter Hong Kong, if they had been to other countries in the past 14 days.
    No transit services via the Hong Kong International airport will be available.
    All HK residents and non-HK residents coming from Macau, or Taiwan will have to undergo quarantine.

Mainland visitor sentenced for offering dance teacher

  • July 19, 2012
  • A female Mainland visitor pleaded guilty to her charge of breach of condition of stay by establishing business as a dance teacher and was sentenced to two months' imprisonment at Shatin Magistrates' Court today (July 19).

    During an anti-illegal worker operation mounted on June 21, 2012, the Immigration Task Force visited a centre which provided a dancing venue at North Point. A female Mainland resident, aged 54 and with visitor status, approached two undercover immigration investigators and offered to act as a dance teacher on her own in the centre and charged $400 per two hours as a teaching fee. She was then arrested for the offence of breach of condition of stay.

    "Visitors are not allowed to take up employment in Hong Kong, whether paid or unpaid, or to establish or join in any business without the permission of the Director of Immigration. Offenders are liable to prosecution and upon conviction face a maximum fine of $50,000 and up to two years' imprisonment," an Immigration Department spokesman said.

    The spokesman also appealed to the public to report illegal worker activities through the 24-hour immigration enquiry telephone hotline on 2824 1551, by fax on 2824 1166, by email to [email protected] or through the "Online Reporting of Immigration Offences" System in the website www.immd.gov.hk.

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