Number of refugee children enrolled in HK education system

Carissa Tsang made this Freedom of Information request to Immigration Department

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Dear Immigration Department,

Please can you provide a 2014 - Q2 2020 yearly breakdown for the number of non-refoulement claimants under 18 who are enrolled in Hong Kong's education system.

Yours faithfully,
Carissa Tsang

Immigration Department

Our ref. : IL/00506898/20

Dear Ms. Tsang,


Our department has received your application for access to information on

28.08.2020.  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
17.09.2020.  In the meantime, please contact me at 3520 4222 if you have
any enquiry.



Best Regards,


(Anthonly S M KUI)

for Director of Immigration

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Immigration Department

Dear Ms. Tsang,

We refer to your request for information dated 28 August 2020 relating to
the number of non-refoulement claimants under 18 who are enrolled in Hong
Kong’s education system.

Please be informed that your request has been relayed to the Education
Bureau (“EDB”) for their direct handling and follow-up.  EDB will reply
you in due course.

Thank you for your kind attention.

Best Regards,

(LEUNG Lap-hang)
for Director of Immigration

Immigration Department

Dear Carissa,
Code on Access to Information
Application No. 63/2020
I refer to your application under the Code on Access to Information dated
28 August 2020, which was referred from the Immigration Department to the
Education Bureau on 9 September 2020.  

As there is always movement of children of non-refoulement claimants, such
as departure from Hong Kong, the Education Bureau does not have
information on the number of these children enrolled in the Hong Kong
education system.

Yours sincerely,

Miss Suki CHEUK
for Secretary for Education