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Immigration Officer

Inside job suspected over stolen Immigration Department computers

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About 40 immigration officers are under investigation in what police believe is an "inside job" after the theft of three notebook computers at Chek Lap Kok airport that stored passport information on 3,000 suspicious travellers.

Wednesday, 14 November, 2012, 10:43am 1 comment

Officers watching 82 in births crackdown

Immigration officers are watching 82 people they believe to be helping mainland women come to Hong Kong to give birth.

17 Mar 2012 - 12:00am

Training stepped up after assaults against immigration officers rise

The Immigration Department has stepped up self-defence training for its frontline officers after a drastic rise in assaults by travellers at checkpoints.

The department recorded eight cases of officers being assaulted at different ports in the first half of this year, compared with three cases recorded in the whole of 2010.

1 Aug 2011 - 12:00am

Well in control of your future


Communication and interpersonal skills are the top qualities Law Chun-nam looks for in an immigration officer because it is a people's job. An officer faces hundreds of visitors and residents every day, for example, working at border control points or processing torture-claim cases at headquarters.

26 May 2011 - 12:00am

Deputy minister needs attitude check, immigration officers say

Immigration officers yesterday expressed disapproval of Undersecretary for Commerce and Economic Development Greg So Kam-leung's comments that he had not been 'careful enough' when he offered his government name card as proof of income when renewing his maid's contract.

The union urged the deputy minister to review his attitude.

11 Apr 2009 - 12:00am

'Cheerful' student, 14, leaps from balcony

The 14-year-old daughter of an immigration officer yesterday leapt to her death from the balcony of the family's Chai Wan flat on the third day of her school exams. Heather Lam Wai-yin, a Form Three student at St Paul's Secondary School, was found unconscious outside a residential block in Lok Man Road at about 5.30am. She was declared dead at the scene.

7 Jan 2009 - 12:00am

Fake bride regrets ruse to live in Hong Kong

Immigration chiefs cracking down on sham marriages

Ah Lan saw a fake marriage as a way out of poverty in Guangdong province and a ticket to a new life in Hong Kong.

But after three years hiding from the authorities and working illegally, she is finding life is not as easy or as glamorous as she had expected.

14 Jan 2007 - 12:00am

City Briefs

Denied entry, man tries to hang himself at airport

A visitor from Cameroon tried to kill himself while in detention at the airport yesterday after being refused entry by immigration officials.

29 Sep 2004 - 12:00am

City Briefs

Ex-assistant manager of urban authority charged

The ICAC yesterday charged a former assistant manager of the Urban Renewal Authority with bribery and fraud in relation to compensation over five URA redevelopment projects from 2002 to April this year.

18 Aug 2004 - 12:00am

City Briefs

Fourth cholera case of the year confirmed

The fourth case of cholera this year was confirmed by the Department of Health yesterday. Like the previous three cases, the latest victim contracted the disease abroad. The 45-year-old man ate tainted raw fish while in Manila on June 18. The onset of cholera occurred the following day, when he returned to Hong Kong.

29 Jun 2004 - 12:00am

Man punches glass at immigration office

A man punched a hole in a glass panel, injuring an immigration officer, after becoming upset during an inquiry over requirements for an identity form.

The incident happened yesterday morning at the Immigration Department's West Kowloon office in Shanghai Street, Yau Ma Tei, where the man had gone for a form to certify a child's identity.

7 Apr 2004 - 12:00am