Dear Immigration Department,

May I ask what is the criterion for sending someone to Castle Peak Bay Immigration Centre as compared to Mau Tau Kok Detention Centre?

Yours faithfully,

Surabhi Chopra

Immigration Department

Our Reference: L/M (11) in ImmD CIC/6-5/10 (R)

Dear Surabhi Chopra,

Our department has received your application for access to information on
22.04.2021. Your application is now under processing. According to
paragraph 1.16 of the Code on Access to Information, our department will
inform you of the latest progress of the case separately on or before
11.05.2021.

If you have any enquiry, please contact the undersigned via this email.

Best Regards,

CHEUNG Kai-ho
for Director of Immigration

Immigration Department

Our Reference: L/M (11) in ImmD CIC/6-5/10 (R)

Dear Surabhi Chopra,

Further to the interim reply on 30.04.2021, I am writing to inform you
that your application for Access to Information is still under processing,
as more time is required to gather and consolidate the information
requested in your application (if any). According to paragraph 1.18 of the
Code on Access to Information, our department will inform you of the
latest progress of the case separately on or before 10.06.2021.

If you have any enquiry, please contact the undersigned via this email.

Best Regards,

CHEUNG Kai-ho
for Director of Immigration

Immigration Department

Our Reference: L/M (11) in ImmD CIC/6-5/10 (R)

Dear Surabhi Chopra,

I refer to your request for access to information on 21 April 2021 and our
interim reply to you on 11 May 2021.  I hereby provide you the following
information.

The Castle Peak Bay Immigration Centre is an immigration detention
facility for detaining immigration offenders (18 years old or above) who
are awaiting repatriation/removal/deportation in accordance with the
Immigration Ordinance.

The Ma Tau Kok Detention Centre is an immigration facility for short-term
detention of immigration offenders pending inquiry, prosecution, court
hearing, transfer to other detention facilities etc.

I hope the information is useful to you.

Best Regards,

LEI Wa-yan
for Director of Immigration