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Application of stay permit for asylum seekers and refugees

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Dear Immigration Department,

I am writing this to know about the asylum seekers and refugees families eligibility to apply for stay permit in Hong Kong if there is a slight chance of them getting a visa to have better future and more opportunities in HK I have came across a lot of people who have applied for the stay permit in HK yet they have to wait a really long time for their application to be processed it will be really helpful to know how long does an application takes to go through if a person/family meets the requirements of getting a staying permit in HK also how what’s the number of the applications that have been proceed and are still being processed for those who have applied.
Thanks

Yours faithfully,
Moazam

Moazam

Immigration Department

Our ref. : IL/00317473/22, L/M (85) in ImmD RALS1/6-20/3/C

 

Dear Moazam,

 

We refer to your application for access to information of 3 June 2022
relating to application of stay permit for asylum seekers and refugees. 
Please find our substantive reply in ensuing paragraphs.

 

In general, unless a person has the right of abode or right to land in the
Hong Kong Special Administrative Region (“HKSAR”), he/she requires a
visa/entry permit to work, study, establish or join in any business, take
up residence or to stay in the HKSAR as a visitor longer than the allowed
visa free period.  While each application is determined on its individual
merits, an applicant should meet normal immigration requirements (such as
holding a valid travel document with adequate returnability to his/her
country of residence or citizenship; be of clear criminal record and raise
no security or criminal concerns to the HKSAR; etc.), as well as the
relevant specific eligibility criteria before he/she may be considered for
the grant of a visa/entry permit.  You may wish to refer to the details in
the link below –

[1]https://www.immd.gov.hk/eng/services/vis...

 

Moreover, please note that the 1951 United Nations Convention relating to
the Status of Refugees and its 1967 Protocol have never applied to Hong
Kong, and the HKSAR Government maintains a firm policy of not granting
asylum and not determining or recognising refugee status of anyone.

 

I hope the above information has addressed your concern.

Best Regards,

(WONG Wing-lung)

for Director of Immigration

To learn more about the application requirements and procedures of the
most frequently used services provided by the Hong Kong Immigration
Department, you are welcome to visit the Easy Access Playlist at Hong Kong
Immigration Department [2]YouTube Channel. The concerned video clips have
Cantonese voice-over supplemented by Chinese or English subtitles.

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Dear Immigration Department,
Thanks for the information you provided I would like to know more about how many applications are currently being processed in immigration department for HK residence from the asylum seekers and refugees.

Yours faithfully,

Moazam

Immigration Department

Our ref. : IL/00333976/22, L/M (85) in ImmD RALS1/6-20/3/C

 

Dear Moazam,

 

We refer to your application for internal review of access to information
of 10 June 2022 relating to application of stay permit for asylum seekers
and refugees.

 

Your application is now under processing.  Our Department would revert to
you on or before 30 June 2022 according to paragraph 1.16 of the Code on
Access to Information.

 

 

Best Regards,

 

 

(WONG Wing-lung)

for Director of Immigration

To learn more about the application requirements and procedures of the
most frequently used services provided by the Hong Kong Immigration
Department, you are welcome to visit the Easy Access Playlist at Hong Kong
Immigration Department [1]YouTube Channel. The concerned video clips have
Cantonese voice-over supplemented by Chinese or English subtitles.

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Immigration Department

Our ref.: L/M (85) in ImmD RALS1/6-20/3/C

 

Dear Moazam,

 

We refer to your application for internal review of access to information
of 10 June 2022 relating to application of stay permit for asylum seekers
and refugees.

 

We need more time to further process your application.  Our Department
would revert to you on or before 30 July 2022 according to paragraph 1.18
of the Code on Access to Information.

 

 

Best Regards,

 

 

(WONG Wing-lung)

for Director of Immigration

To learn more about the application requirements and procedures of the
most frequently used services provided by the Hong Kong Immigration
Department, you are welcome to visit the Easy Access Playlist at Hong Kong
Immigration Department [1]YouTube Channel. The concerned video clips have
Cantonese voice-over supplemented by Chinese or English subtitles.

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