Dear Immigration Department,

Please can you confirm the following, for each 12 month period from April 2014 to April 2018' (the 'Relevant Period') ; as follows:

(i). The no. of individuals detained under immigration powers during the relevant period;

(ii). The average duration of the periods individuals were held within immigration detention, (i.e. in days), during the relevant period;

(iii). The longest single period of continuous immigration detention;

(iv) The no. of those individuals as at (i)., who prior to their detention had made claims within the USM; (and of those, the no. of those individuals whose claims were ongoing during that period);

(v) The no. of those individuals as at (ii), who during the period of their detention, lodged/submitted claims within the USM.

Yours faithfully,

Isaac Shaffer

Immigration Department

Our ref. : ImmD RM/6-5/10/2018/259(R),  IL/00293036/18

Dear Isaac Shaffer,

I refer to your email on 05 May 2018.

As time is required to gather the information from the various parties
concerned, we would get back to you as soon as possible.

Regards,
Ms LO Wai-kuen
for Director of Immigration

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Immigration Department

Our ref. : ImmD RM/6-5/10/2018/259(R), IL/00293036/18

 

Dear Mr Shaffer,

Further to our interim reply in relation to your application for access to
information received on 05 May 2018, we are now able to provide you the
following information:

(i) The available detention statistics are as follows:

Year 2014 Year 2015 Year 2016
10,045 10,972 10,749

NB: Statistics of 2017 and 2018 are not available.
The above statistics are available at
[1]https://www.immd.gov.hk/publications/a_r...

 

(ii) and (iii)  The Immigration Department does not maintain statistics on
the duration of the periods in which individuals were held under
immigration detention.

(iv) and (v) The Immigration Department does not maintain statistics on
the duration and status of the detention concerned in relation to the
lodging of claims.

 

I hope you will find the information of use.

 

Regards,
Ms LO Wai-kuen
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.