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Hong Kong Special Administrative Region Passport

In Brief

Department makes U-turn over booths for July 1 march

Saturday, 12 June, 2010, 12:00am

In Brief

Speed up change to passport rule, protesters demand

29 Jun 2008 - 12:00am

Judge rejects passport rule on birth country

HK handling of naturalised Chinese flouts law

Foreign-born Chinese citizens in Hong Kong may not have to list the country where they were born on their passports for much longer as a result of a court decision yesterday.

17 Apr 2008 - 12:00am


Talks with fast food industry can cut waste

Secretary for the Environment Edward Yau Tang-wah has appealed to Hong Kong people to cut down on the amount of waste they generate in order to reduce pressure on our limited landfill facilities. However, some glaring examples of waste generation require a collective solution and this can only be achieved through public programmes.

2 Apr 2008 - 12:00am

In Brief

Fanny Law silent on review of HKIEd findings

19 Sep 2007 - 12:00am

Passport traffickers could face tougher punishments

The Immigration Department warned yesterday it would seek to take people caught trading passports to higher courts so they could be handed heavier punishments.

Immigration director Lai Tung-kwok said that depending on the nature of the cases, the same approach could be adopted for those involved in counterfeit identity card cases.

22 Jul 2005 - 12:00am

HK tumble to bottom place

SAR captain Farooq Saeed, who changed his nationality 10 months ago and is now eligible to play in the team that will represent Hong Kong at the National Games later this year, could not inspire the rest of his teammates as they finished bottom of the pile at the seeding tournament in Lanzhou last week.

11 Jun 2005 - 12:00am

HK signs visa-free agreement with Bulgaria

Updated at 4.45pm: Hong Kong on Friday signed an agreement on Abolition of Visa Requirements with Bulgaria, a government spokesman confirmed.

The spokesman said that under the new agreement, HKSAR passport holders could visit Bulgaria for up to 90 days without a visa. Bulgarian nationals would also enjoy 90 days' visa-free access to Hong Kong.

8 Apr 2005 - 12:00am

Immigration Department warns of demands of Lunar New Year holidays

Updated at 4.57pm: People wanting to travel overseas during the Chinese New Year holidays should apply for travel documents as early as possible, an Immigration Department spokesman said on Thursday.

The number of people travelling overseas usually increases during the Lunar New Year holidays.

6 Jan 2005 - 12:00am

Athletics chiefs not running a fair race

Over the past few months, I have been following with interest the debate in the SAR over matters of racial discrimination.

16 Sep 2001 - 12:00am

Visa-free privilege

I have been a Hong Kong resident for the past 38 years and have a permanent ID card. When travelling to the mainland, I need a visa, unlike local-Chinese permanent residents. I think it would be only fair for the Beijing authorities to give us the same visa-free privilege as our local-Chinese counterparts.



2 Aug 2001 - 12:00am

Straight answer still wanted on citizenship

I refer to the letter from K. M. Lee (for the Director of Immigration) headlined 'Everyone enjoys equal treatment' (South China Morning Post, May 12). It is interesting to note Mr Lee's opening comment that the Immigration Department does not tolerate any discrimination. His reply does not answer the points raised by K.

21 May 2001 - 12:00am

Ip welcomes EU visa deal

Updated at 6.59pm: SAR passport holders will enjoy visa-free travel to the European Union beginning in the middle of next year, the Government said on Tuesday.

The move was welcomed by government officials including Chief Executive Tung Chee-hwa and Security chief Regina Ip.

5 Dec 2000 - 12:00am

Visa-free access to EU 'nearer'

Hong Kong took a significant step forward yesterday in its attempt to secure visa-free access to all European Union countries.

It has agreed to take back any of its passport holders who try to enter or settle in Germany illegally, under a joint agreement signed after two months of negotiations.

18 Nov 2000 - 12:00am

Pricey transfer

After receiving my new German passport, I went to the Hong Kong Immigration Department to have my work permit transferred to my new travel document and paid a $145 fee.

I also went to the China Travel Service office in Tsim Sha Tsui to have my six-month multiple-entry visa for the mainland transferred to the new passport.

11 Sep 2000 - 12:00am