Castle Peak Bay Immigration Centre
Information leaflet for Detainees
The leaflet is published for your guidance and is intended to give you a general idea about the Centre.
However, it is by no means exhaustive and should you require further information, do not hesitate to
consult any on-duty staff.
CENTRE – the name and address of the Centre you are now in is :
Castle Peak Bay Immigration Centre, No.84 Castle Peak Road, Tuen Mun, N.T.
The Welfare Officer of the Centre will interview you and where possible will assist you with your personal problems.
If you have any problems, you should request to see the Welfare Officer.
NOTIFICATON TO CONSULATE
You may request that your consulate be informed of your detention.
CLOTHING AND PERSONAL NECESSITIES
You are permitted to wear private clothes during your detention. For the purpose of personal hygiene and keeping
warm, you will upon your request be issued with clothing items. Notwithstanding the above, you will also be
issued with an information leaflet and a set of personal necessities e.g. towel, toothbrush, toothpaste and etc. These
are provided free of charge and will be changed or replenished at regular intervals.
Your diet scale will be assigned by the management upon reception according to the feeding habits of your ethnic
groups. Those with strong reason may request for changing their diets and the new diet will be provided from the
next evening upon approval. If you change your diet, you will not be allowed to revert to the original diet except
under very special condition.
You will be issued with an identity tag which will carry information relating to yourself including your photograph.
You must carry the identity tag all the time and take good care of it. You should report immediately to the on-duty
staff for any loss or damage of the identity tag.
NEWSPAPER AND PRIVATE ITEMS
You may, subject to the approval of the Superintendent, procure newspaper at your own expense. You may also
obtain an electric shaver and batteries, ablution items, letter papers and envelopes, exercise books, sweets of the
approved models & brands, etc. from your relatives and close friends.
You may be allowed to make a telephone call for five minutes once a week when timely communication is imperative.
Calls will be supervised and monitored by the on-duty staff.
You are allowed to write and receive letters from your relatives and friends. Writing paper and materials will be
provided upon request.
You may receive a daily visit from your relatives and declared friends. Not more than two visitors will be allowed
at any visit which will last for fifteen minutes. Visits will be allowed daily within the hours laid down by the
Superintendent. Special visits will only be permitted with the approval of the Superintendent. Your visitors may
bring books and periodicals for you to read. You are permitted to receive and to retain a maximum of 6 books at
any one time. All books will be scrutinized prior to issue.
You will be allowed to attend recreational activities arranged by the on-duty staff.
On hearing the alarm, you should stop whatever you are doing and follow the instructions of the on-duty staff.
You are required to keep your dayroom, dormitory and its vicinity in a clean and tidy condition.
PERSONAL HYGIENE AND APPEARANCE
You must keep yourself clean and tidy. The time for bath and laundry will be scheduled by the Superintendent.
If you suffer from any sickness or injury you should immediately report to the on-duty staff and you will be attended
to by medical staff.
Religious services are held regularly and you may attend by making application to the officer in charge of your
dormitory or dayroom. Items of a religious nature may be retained by you subject to the approval of the
REQUESTS FOR INTERVIEWS
If you have any requests or complaints to make, you may ask to see the Superintendent. Such requests can be made
through the on-duty staff.
VISITS BY VISITING JUSTICES
Visiting Justices visit this Centre at regular intervals. You are free to lodge any grievance, complaint or request to
them during their visits or, if you so wish, apply to the Superintendent beforehand, so that necessary arrangement
may be made for you to see them.
You will commit an offence against discipline if you :
disobey a lawful order of an officer;
commit any assault;
wilfully disfigure or damage any part of the Centre or any property which is not your own;
commit any nuisance; or
contravene or aid or abet the contravention of any rules stipulated under Immigration (Treatment of
Detainees) Order (Cap. 115E).
If you commit any offence against discipline, it will be placed on report. A copy of the Notice of Report in respect
of the charge(s) against you and the Explanation of Procedure at Disciplinary Hearings will be given to you prior to
adjudication so that you can prepare your defence. The case will be heard by the Superintendent. If you are found
guilty of the offence, the Superintendent may award separate confinement not exceeding 7 days.
CHANNELS OF COMPLAINTS
If you have any complaints, you can approach the Superintendent or any on-duty staff in the Centre. Also, if you
so wish, you may direct your complaint to this Department, the Office of the Ombudsman, the Office of Legislative
Council, Equal Opportunities Commission or other government bureau/departments.
You may borrow books and other reading materials from the library of the Centre subject to such conditions as the
Superintendent may determine.
Smoking is not encouraged and is restricted to designated places and at specific times as approved by the
Superintendent. You may receive cigarettes from your visitors in accordance with any orders as may be specified
from time to time.
You should not offer any advantage to any officer of the Immigration Department, whether directly or indirectly
through a third party. The offering of advantage may result in an offence under the Prevention of Bribery Ordinance
COLLECTION OF PERSONAL DATA
In accordance with Immigration (Treatment of Detainees) Order, Cap. 115E, Laws of Hong Kong, collection and
holding of your personal particulars are required for the general management in this Centre. The collection and
use of your personal data will be in accordance with the data protection principles under the Personal Data (Privacy)
Ordinance. You may request access to or correction of your personal data held by Immigration Department. A
charge reflecting the cost of reproducing the records requested may be levied. Applicants will be informed in
advance of the charge and will be free to pursue or withdraw the request.
Immediately upon your arrival, you will be searched to ensure that no unauthorized articles are introduced into this
Centre. During your subsequent stay in this Centre, you will also be searched on other occasions such as when you
are leaving or entering certain locations.
(Name and Post)
(Detainee no. : )