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  1. New immigration boss dodges thorny issue of dissident visas

    Posted Mar 22nd 2011, 12:00am by Simpson Cheung

    ... from political dissidents, Chan replied that genuine tourists would be welcomed. He added: 'All the work in the Immigration Department will be dealt in accordance with the laws. And my ... to facilitate the movement of tourists at border control points. Chan, who joined the department as assistant immigration officer in October 1982, took up the post as deputy director in 2009 after David ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/741607/new-immigration-boss-dodges-thorny-issue-dissident-visas
  2. Immigration may keep tabs on you overseas

    Posted Jan 26th 2010, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Joshua But Hongkongers might get faster help if they run into trouble overseas under an Immigration Department idea to keep details about travellers' itineraries and their emergency ... The detention facility, currently managed by the Correctional Services Department, holds immigration law offenders who are awaiting deportation. The Immigration Department is expected to assume ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/704632/immigration-may-keep-tabs-you-overseas
  3. 4 years off maid levy for some

    Posted Jul 31st 2008, 12:00am by Anita Lam, Mary Ann, Mary Ann Benitez

    ... it begins. The Immigration Department believes more than 8,000 applications for working visas and contract renewals have been withheld as employers waited for the details of the suspension. To brace ... is meant to be one that brings convenience to both the employers and the maids.' The Immigration Department, is still contemplating measures to control what it sees as a bigger problem- a rash ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/647326/4-years-maid-levy-some
  4. Seven abode-seekers convicted in High Court

    Posted Jun 17th 2005, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... in court? presented as part of the prosecution?s case. Upon hearing the verdict, Sze told the court the tragedy had been caused by the Immigration Department Officials. On August 2, 2000, bottles ... LAI YING-KIT Updated at 6.41pm: Seven abode-seekers were convicted in the High Court of starting a blaze at the Immigration Tower five years ago, local radio reported on Friday. Sze ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/504834/seven-abode-seekers-convicted-high-court
  5. HK death toll rises to 15

    Posted Jan 15th 2005, 12:00am by Martin Wong

    ... Martin Wong One more Hong Kong resident has been confirmed dead in the tsunami, taking the city's death toll to 15. The Immigration Department refused to reveal the victim's ... in Indonesia, one in Malaysia and 13 elsewhere. A government spokesman added that one girl was still being treated in Phuket hospital. The Immigration Department's hotline (2829 3010) has received ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/485565/hk-death-toll-rises-15
  6. Fire department's failings exposed

    Posted Jan 18th 2011, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Phyllis Tsang The Fire Services Department lacks planning, manpower and an integrated computer system for major procurements, a study has found, despite HK$515 million worth of equipment ... Cornwall Court blaze, in which two firemen died. The study, commissioned at the request of the Legislative Council, revealed that the department did not have a dedicated team to manage major ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/735993/fire-departments-failings-exposed
  7. HK officials rush to offer assistance to nightclub victims

    Posted Sep 22nd 2008, 12:00am by Dennis Chong

    ... sent to hospitals. A spokesman for the Hong Kong government's office in Guangdong said it had been in touch with the families of the dead. The Immigration Department would keep in close ... Hong Kong officials offered them assistance. By 7.30 last night, five Hong Kong people were confirmed dead in the blaze. The families of the five who died filed reports with the Immigration ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/653546/hk-officials-rush-offer-assistance-nightclub-victims
  8. Team heads off to locate 388 missing Hongkongers

    Posted Dec 30th 2004, 12:00am by Klaudia Lee

    ... computer system to trace people who bought air tickets to affected areas, then check with the Immigration Department to see how many returned. The government will not release names of missing ... that had been stranded in Phuket had returned to Hong Kong. The Immigration Department has received 1,349 calls seeking help or making inquiries. ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/483711/team-heads-locate-388-missing-hongkongers
  9. 80pc of calls to overseas travel emergency hotline are not urgent

    Posted Oct 14th 2008, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... The number of emergency calls handled by the Immigration Department's assistance unit last year was: 1,474 ... Joshua But Holidaymakers have been urged not to abuse an overseas emergency hotline for travellers, as about 80 per cent of the calls are not urgent, an immigration official said. Launched ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/656188/80pc-calls-overseas-travel-emergency-hotline-are-not-urgent
  10. Officials mum on details in response plan

    Posted Dec 04th 2008, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Siu-kwong said an emergency response team including Immigration Department and Transport and Housing Bureau staff members had been set up to liaise with airlines. Lawmaker James To Kun-sun urged ... An incident involving low risk to Hong Kong residents overseas would be designated a 'tier one' incident by the unit of the Immigration Department responsible for offering assistance to Hong ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/662521/officials-mum-details-response-plan

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