Non-refoulement claimants whose claims have been finally determined, Mar 2018

The request was partially successful.

Dear Immigration Department,

I am writing to enquire, as of 31 March 2018, how many non-refoulement claimants, having their claims been finally determined and rejected by the Immigration Department, (i) had lodged appeals/petitions or were within the 14-day period for lodging appeals/petitions; (ii) had not lodged appeals/petitions, were without the 14-day period for lodging appeals/petitions and were in Hong Kong; (iii) had left or were deported or removed from Hong Kong; and (iv) were pending removal.

Thank you.

Yours sincerely,
Annie Li
Research and Policy Officer
Justice Centre Hong Kong

入境事務處

Our ref. : L/M in ImmD RALOS/6-20/3/C

Dear Ms Li,

Thank you for your email dd 28 May 2018.  Regarding the matters raised
therein, we would revert to you in due course.

Best Regards,

(M H Fung)
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 [1]YouTube Channel. The concerned video clips have
Cantonese voice-over supplemented by Chinese or English subtitles.

入境事務處

Our ref. : L/M in ImmD RALOS/6-20/3/C

Dear Ms Li,

We refer to your application for access to information of 28 May 2018 and
our interim reply on 7 June 2018.  We need more time to handle your
request and we shall revert to you soon.

Best Regards,

M H FUNG
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 [1]YouTube Channel. The concerned video clips have
Cantonese voice-over supplemented by Chinese or English subtitles.

入境事務處

Our ref. :  L/M in ImmD RALOS/6-20/3/C

Dear Ms Li,

 

Thank you for your email enquiry of 28 May 2018 enquiring about the number
of non-refoulement claimants in Hong Kong.

 

Further to our interim reply on 15 June 2018, please be informed that as
of 31 March 2018, among the non-refoulement claims rejected by the
Immigration Department (“ImmD”) under the Unified Screening Mechanism
(“USM”), around 6 200 claimants had lodged an appeal or were those who are
within the 14-day time limit for lodging an appeal,  4 000 claimants had
left Hong Kong or were pending removal, and removal arrangement for the
remaining 1 500 claimants would be made in due course. The ImmD does not
have further breakdown for the question (ii) in your e-mail.

 

I hope you will find the information useful.

 

Best Regards,

FUNG Man-him

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 [1]YouTube Channel. The concerned video clips have
Cantonese voice-over supplemented by Chinese or English subtitles.

Dear Fung Man-him,

Thank you for your reply. I would like to know how the Immigration Department distinguishes between claimants who were pending removal and claimants whose removal arrangements would be made in due course.

Regards,
Annie Li
Research and Policy Officer
Justice Centre Hong Kong

入境事務處

Our ref. : L/M in ImmD RALOS/6-20/3/C

Dear Ms Li,

 

Thank you for your email of 1 August 2018.  Regarding the matters raised
therein, we would revert to you in due course.

 

Best Regards,

 

(FUNG Man-him)

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 [1]YouTube Channel. The concerned video clips have
Cantonese voice-over supplemented by Chinese or English subtitles.

入境事務處

Our ref. : L/M in ImmD RALOS/6-20/3/C

Dear Ms Li,

Thank you for your email dated 1 August 2018 seeking access to information
relating to non-refoulement claim.

Further to our interim reply of 10 August 2018, please be informed that
removal arrangements were made for claimants who were pending removal
while the latter refers to those who are still in Hong Kong for other
reasons like being imprisoned, being prosecuted or having applied for
judicial review, etc. whose removal arrangements would be made in due
course.

Yours faithfully,

(FUNG Man-him)
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 [1]YouTube Channel. The concerned video clips have
Cantonese voice-over supplemented by Chinese or English subtitles.

 

From: Annie Li <[2][FOI #279 email]>
To: FOI requests at Immigration Department <[3][Immigration Department request email]>
Date: 01/08/2018 16:32
Subject: Re: Freedom of Information request - Non-refoulement claimants
whose claims have been finally determined , Mar 2018

Dear Fung Man-him,

Thank you for your reply. I would like to know how the Immigration
Department distinguishes between claimants who were pending removal and
claimants whose removal arrangements would be made in due course.

Regards,
Annie Li
Research and Policy Officer
Justice Centre Hong Kong

Dear Fung Man-him,

Thank you for your reply.

Regards,
Annie Li
Research and Policy Officer
Justice Centre Hong Kong