Criteria for detaining in CSD institutions or Immigration Department institutions

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Dear Immigration Department,

Under Schedule 1 to the Immigration (Places of Detention) Order, Cap 115B people can be detained in institutions administered by the Immigration Department as well as the Correctional Services Department.

May I ask what is the criterion for detaining someone who has breached the Immigration Ordinance in an Immigration Department administered institution as compared to a Correctional Services Department administered institution?

Yours faithfully,

Surabhi Chopra

Immigration Department

Our ref. : ImmD RM/6-5/10/2021/252(R) & ImmD RM/6-5/10/2021/253(R)]

 

Dear Surabhi Chopra,

 

I refer to your two applications for access to information submitted on 2
May 2021.

 

As time is required to gather information from various parties, pursuant
to paragraph 1.16 of the Code, you will be advised further in relation to
your request on or before 22 May 2021.

 

Thank you for your kind attention.

 

Regards,

LEUNG Noel

for Director of Immigration

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Immigration Department

Our ref. : ImmD RM/6-5/10/2021/252(R) & ImmD RM/6-5/10/2021/253(R)

 

Dear Surabhi Chopra,

 

I refer to your two applications for access to information submitted on 2
May 2021 and our interim reply of 11 May 2021.  I hereby provide you the
following information.

 

Under Schedule 1 to the Immigration (Places of Detention) Order, Cap 115B,
people can be detained in institutions administered by the Immigration
Department (ImmD) as well as the Correctional Services Department (CSD).

 

1.     Can you confirm whether in practice people have been detained in
both types of institutions in the following years: 2018, 2019 & 2020?

 

The Immigration Department does not maintain the requested information.

 

2.     If so, how many were detained in institutions administered by the
Immigration Department and how many in institutions administered by the
CSD in the following years: 2018, 2019 & 2020?

 

The Immigration Department does not maintain the requested information.

 

3.     What is the criterion for detaining someone who has breached the
Immigration Ordinance in an Immigration Department administered
institution as compared to a Correctional Services Department administered
institution?

 

Currently, persons detained under the Immigration Ordinance (Cap.115) and
the Immigration Service Ordinance (Cap.331) may be detained in places
stipulated under the Immigration (Places of Detention) Order (Cap. 115B)
and Immigration Service (Designated Places) Order (Cap. 331B).  Of the
places of detention specified in the said Ordinances, Immigration
Department operates two major detention centres, namely the Castle Peak
Bay Immigration Centre and Ma Tau Kok Detention Centre, and other
detention facilities at certain control points, etc.

 

I hope the information is useful to you.

 

Regards,

LEUNG Noel

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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