Number of Non-refoulement Claimants who previously held Helper Visas

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Dear Immigration Department,

I would like to know the number of non-refoulement claims submitted by people who had originally been issued a Foreign Domestic Helper visa by your Department for each year from 2014 to 2021. I would also like to know how many of these claims have been substantiated.

Many thanks in advance for your assistance.

Yours faithfully,

Jade Anderson

Immigration Department

Our ref.: L/M (67) in ImmD RALS1/6-20/3/C

Dear Ms Anderson,

We refer to your application for access to information of 21 July 2021
relating to statistics on non-refoulement claims.

Your application is now under processing.  Our Department would revert to
you on or before 10 August 2021 according to paragraph 1.16 of the Code on
Access to Information.

Best Regards,

(FUNG Man-him)
for Director of Immigration

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Immigration Department

Our ref.: L/M (67) in ImmD RALS1/6-20/3/C

 

Dear Ms Anderson,

 

We refer to your application for access to information of 21 July 2021
relating to statistics on non-refoulement claims.  Further to interim
reply of 28 July 2021, please find below the information as requested:

 

+------------------------------------------------------------------------+
| Year |No. of non-refoulement claims lodged by former foreign|
| | domestic helpers since USM |
|-----------------+------------------------------------------------------|
|2014 (Mar to Dec)| 749 |
|-----------------+------------------------------------------------------|
| 2015 | 482 |
|-----------------+------------------------------------------------------|
| 2016 | 520 |
|-----------------+------------------------------------------------------|
| 2017 | 441 |
|-----------------+------------------------------------------------------|
| 2018 | 353 |
|-----------------+------------------------------------------------------|
| 2019 | 223 |
|-----------------+------------------------------------------------------|
| 2020 | 234 |
|-----------------+------------------------------------------------------|
|2021 (Jan to Jun)| 738 |
+------------------------------------------------------------------------+

Since the implementation of USM and until the end of June 2021, there are
7 substantiated claims lodged by former foreign domestic helpers.

 

We hope you would find the above information useful.

 

Best Regards,

 

 

(FUNG Man-him)

for Director of Immigration

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most frequently used services provided by the Hong Kong Immigration
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Dear Immigration Department,

Thank you for sharing the data.

Yours faithfully,

Jade Anderson