Dear Immigration Department,

I am writing to make a data access request regarding flights purchased / arranged for repatriated migrants. May I know, for each year between 2012 – 2022 (so far):

I) The number of flights purchased / arranged for persons repatriated (including but not limited to persons removed by removal and deportation order) by the Immigration Department, broken down by:

a) Destination country of the flight

b) Nationalities of the person repatriated (if different from destination country)

II) If the above statistics are not maintained, please kindly advise whether any equivalent information could be provided. Any relevant information would be greatly appreciated.

Thank you very much for your help in this matter.

Yours faithfully,

H. Y. Fung

Records and Data Management Section, Immigration Department

Dear H. Y. Fung,
Thanks for your email of 8 March 2022.

Regarding your request, we should be grateful if you would define and
clarify on or before 15 March 2022 the term “migrants” that you are
referring to in your email.

Best regards

(Mr S T Lam)
For Director of Immigration

From:        "H. Y. Fung" <[FOI #1018 email]>
To:        FOI requests at Immigration Department <[Immigration Department request email]>
Date:        08/03/2022 10:41
Subject:        Freedom of Information request - Flights arranged for
repatriation by country

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Dear Immigration Department,

I am writing to make a data access request regarding flights purchased /
arranged for repatriated migrants. May I know, for each year between 2012
– 2022 (so far):

I) The number of flights purchased / arranged for persons repatriated
(including but not limited to persons removed by removal and deportation
order) by the Immigration Department, broken down by:

a) Destination country of the flight

b) Nationalities of the person repatriated (if different from destination
country)

II) If the above statistics are not maintained, please kindly advise
whether any equivalent information could be provided. Any relevant
information would be greatly appreciated.

Thank you very much for your help in this matter.

Yours faithfully,

H. Y. Fung

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Dear Immigration Department,

Thank you for your request for clarification. By 'migrants' I am referring to 'non-local' persons, ie. persons without permanent residency in Hong Kong.

Thank you very much for your help with this request.

Yours sincerely,

H. Y. Fung

Records and Data Management Section, Immigration Department

Dear H. Y. Fung,
                 
Thank you for your email.

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 28 March 2022.

Regards

(Mr S T Lam)
for Director of Immigration

From:        "H. Y. Fung" <[FOI #1018 email]>
To:        Records and Data Management Section <[Immigration Department request email]>
Date:        08/03/2022 15:32
Subject:        Re: Request for information under Code on Access to
Information( Application no. ImmD/RM/6-5/10/2022/125(R))

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Dear Immigration Department,

Thank you for your request for clarification. By 'migrants' I am referring
to 'non-local' persons, ie. persons without permanent residency in Hong
Kong.

Thank you very much for your help with this request.

Yours sincerely,

H. Y. Fung

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Records and Data Management Section, Immigration Department

Dear H. Y. Fung,

I refer to your request for access to information on 8 March 2022.  Please
be informed that Immigration Department does not maintain the requested
statistics.

Access to Information Officer
Immigration Department

From:        RM/IMMD/HKSARG
To:        "H. Y. Fung" <[FOI #1018 email]>
Date:        16/03/2022 10:03
Subject:        Re: Request for information under Code on Access to
Information( Application no. ImmD/RM/6-5/10/2022/125(R))

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Dear H. Y. Fung,
                 
Thank you for your email.

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 28 March 2022.

Regards

(Mr S T Lam)
for Director of Immigration

From:        "H. Y. Fung" <[FOI #1018 email]>
To:        Records and Data Management Section <[Immigration Department request email]>
Date:        08/03/2022 15:32
Subject:        Re: Request for information under Code on Access to
Information( Application no. ImmD/RM/6-5/10/2022/125(R))

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Dear Immigration Department,

Thank you for your request for clarification. By 'migrants' I am referring
to 'non-local' persons, ie. persons without permanent residency in Hong
Kong.

Thank you very much for your help with this request.

Yours sincerely,

H. Y. Fung

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Dear Immigration Department,

Thank you for your reply. May I know,

1) Might the requested information be available for the month of March 2022 or Q1 2022? The requested information being:
a) Total number of flights purchased / arranged for persons to be removed from Hong Kong,
and if possible:
b) broken down by i) destination country ii) nationality of the person

2) Is the information "not maintain[ed]" as stipulated in section 1.14 of the Code on Access to Information ("the Code") or not provided due to section 2.9d of the Code, or other? For clarification, please kindly specify which section of the Code applies in the non-provision of information in this instance.

3) If the above statistics are not maintained, please kindly advise whether any equivalent information could be provided. Any relevant information would be greatly appreciated.

Thank you very much for your help and time in this matter.

Yours sincerely,

H. Y. Fung

Records and Data Management Section, Immigration Department

Dear H. Y. Fung,
                 
Thank you for your email.

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 4 May 2022.

Regards

(Mr S T Lam)
for Director of Immigration

From:        "H. Y. Fung" <[FOI #1018 email]>
To:        Records and Data Management Section <[Immigration Department request email]>
Date:        14/04/2022 12:31
Subject:        Re: Request for information under Code on Access to
Information( Application no. ImmD/RM/6-5/10/2022/125(R))

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Dear Immigration Department,

Thank you for your reply. May I know,

1) Might the requested information be available for the month of March
2022 or Q1 2022? The requested information being:

a) Total number of flights purchased / arranged for persons to be removed
from Hong Kong,

and if possible:

b) broken down by i) destination country ii) nationality of the person

2) Is the information "not maintain[ed]" as stipulated in section 1.14 of
the Code on Access to Information ("the Code") or not provided due to
section 2.9d of the Code, or other? For clarification, please kindly
specify which section of the Code applies in the non-provision of
information in this instance.

3) If the above statistics are not maintained, please kindly advise
whether any equivalent information could be provided. Any relevant
information would be greatly appreciated.

Thank you very much for your help and time in this matter.

Yours sincerely,

H. Y. Fung

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Records and Data Management Section, Immigration Department

Dear H. Y. Fung,
I refer to your request for access to information on 14 April 2022.
 Further to our interim reply of 20 April 2022, our reply is provided as
below.

The Immigration Department does not maintain the statistics requested in
your email.  According to paragraph 1.14 of the Code on Access to
Information, it does not oblige departments to create a record which does
not exist.

Access to Information Officer
Immigration Department

From:        RM/IMMD/HKSARG
To:        "H. Y. Fung" <[FOI #1018 email]>
Date:        20/04/2022 10:33
Subject:        Request for information under Code on Access to
Information( Application no. ImmD/RM/6-5/10/2022/164(R))

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Dear H. Y. Fung,
                 
Thank you for your email.

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 4 May 2022.

Regards

(Mr S T Lam)
for Director of Immigration

From:        "H. Y. Fung" <[FOI #1018 email]>
To:        Records and Data Management Section <[Immigration Department request email]>
Date:        14/04/2022 12:31
Subject:        Re: Request for information under Code on Access to
Information( Application no. ImmD/RM/6-5/10/2022/125(R))

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Dear Immigration Department,

Thank you for your reply. May I know,

1) Might the requested information be available for the month of March
2022 or Q1 2022? The requested information being:

a) Total number of flights purchased / arranged for persons to be removed
from Hong Kong,

and if possible:

b) broken down by i) destination country ii) nationality of the person

2) Is the information "not maintain[ed]" as stipulated in section 1.14 of
the Code on Access to Information ("the Code") or not provided due to
section 2.9d of the Code, or other? For clarification, please kindly
specify which section of the Code applies in the non-provision of
information in this instance.

3) If the above statistics are not maintained, please kindly advise
whether any equivalent information could be provided. Any relevant
information would be greatly appreciated.

Thank you very much for your help and time in this matter.

Yours sincerely,

H. Y. Fung

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