Hong Kong Re-Entry Permit

Woman says home return permit confiscated

A Hong Kong resident said her home return permit was confiscated on Monday night but she had not broken any laws, the Society for Community Organisation reported.

Wednesday, 22 December, 2010, 12:00am

Single mothers from mainland plead their case to stay in city with children

A group of 15 mainland single mothers yesterday appealed to lawmakers to issue them with single-entry permits that would enable them to stay in the city and bring up their Hong Kong resident children.

The women submitted documents detailing their situation to the Legislative Council Secretariat and spoke with legislators about their plight.

8 Oct 2010 - 12:00am

Travel to Macau gets simpler

Immigration clearance will be simplified for Hong Kongers going to Macau starting today. Holders of valid permanent identity cards can travel to Macau but no longer need to furnish arrival and departure cards. Hong Kong residents 11 years and older can use Macau's automated passenger system on entry and departure.

10 Dec 2009 - 12:00am

More see themselves as 'Chinese citizens'

More people are identifying themselves as Chinese citizens, a poll has shown, but a majority still think of themselves as what the pollsters term 'Hong Kong people in a broad sense'.

In the University of Hong Kong poll this month, 55 per cent of 1,016 respondents identified themselves as 'Hong Kong citizens' or 'Chinese Hong Kong citizens' in that order.

27 Jun 2007 - 12:00am

ID card robbery rife on mainland

In the first nine months of this year, about 5,700 Hong Kong residents sought help from immigration officers at the Lowu border checkpoint saying that their identity cards had been stolen or lost on the mainland.

Last year, more than 8,400 Hong Kong residents reported the loss of their identity cards at the same Lowu border checkpoint.

16 Oct 2004 - 12:00am

Slap in the face for Hong Kong athletes

I refer to the article headlined 'Question marks hang over mainland imports' (South China Morning Post, September 17).

In the past 14 years that I have lived and raised my children in Hong Kong, I have seen the sporting arena here move from being basically non-existent to one of increasing participation and professionalism.

24 Sep 2002 - 12:00am

Government will continue with family reunion programme

Your editorial of December 12 headlined, 'Autonomy eroded', suggests that in administering the right of abode issue, the SAR Government pays scant attention to family reunion. This is simply untrue.

20 Dec 2000 - 12:00am

Stamp service still available

I refer to the letter headlined, 'Travellers need passport chop' (South China Morning Post, May 16), by Sheik Mubarak.

Under the Easy Travel Scheme, passengers holding Hong Kong identity cards are not required to complete any arrival and departure cards for immigration clearance.

29 May 1998 - 12:00am

New one-way permit system goes on line

New rules and application forms for one-way permits to Hong Kong will be distributed in China from today with the result of submissions to be made known within 60 days.

20 May 1997 - 12:00am

Immigration status explained

I refer to the letter headlined, 'Immigration rules must be clarified' (South China Morning Post, May 9).

Under the existing Immigration Ordinance, two categories of persons have a legal right to enter Hong Kong.

They include residents who have the right of abode and those who have the right to land.

27 Jun 1996 - 12:00am

Card carriers

THE rules relating to identity cards in Hong Kong are very complex and the letter headlined 'Racist Move' (South China Morning Post, June 24) demonstrated two commonly held misconceptions.

The type of card issued is dependent upon a number of factors. Length of residence is one criteria and circumstances of arrival another.

27 Jun 1995 - 12:00am

Re-entry permits change

MULTIPLE re-entry permits for China will be issued with a validity of five years from the date of issue under an agreement with the mainland authorities.

The arrangement runs from Monday to June 30, 1997, applying to people wholly or partly of Chinese race who have either acquired right of abode or been granted unconditional stay in Hong Kong.

1 Jan 1994 - 12:00am

Rise in border permits planned

AN increasing number of mainland Chinese are to be allowed into Hong Kong to rejoin families divided by the border, it was revealed yesterday.

Secretary for Security Alistair Asprey said the Hong Kong Government had proposed to the Chinese an increase in the daily quota of one-way permits.

An increase of 25 permits a day to 100 had been proposed.

14 Oct 1993 - 12:00am