Number of Immigrants by nationality and year

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Dear Immigration Department,

I would like to obtain the number of declined and successful immigration cases in Hong Kong aggregated by year and original nationality since the handover of Hong Kong in 1997. Data on the categories of these cases (or the reasons for applying for immigration to Hong Kong) would be very helpful as well!

Yours faithfully,

Ellen He

入境事務處

Our ref. : IL/00684615/17

Dear Sir/Madam

Thank you for your email of 2 October 2017.

The available statistics are provided as follows:

General Employment Policy (GEP):

Year Number of Application approved under GEP
2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016
United 3 055 3 608 2 970 3 720 3 907 4 037 4 078 4 871 4 725 5 012
Kingdom
USA 3 473 3 825 2 783 3 756 4 290 4 156 3 844 3 694 4 233 3 741
South 974 894 801 967 1 170 1 285 1 763 2 075 2 259 2 833
Korea
Japan 2 140 2 219 1 853 2 116 2 440 2 584 2 298 2 420 2 472 2 770
India 1 948 1 863 1 197 2 184 2 887 2 334 2 202 2 520 2 336 2 502
Others 14 794 14 057 11 384 14 138 15 863 14 14 16 18 19
229 195 096 378 139
Total 26 384 26 466 20 988 26 881 30 557 28 28 31 34 35
625 380 676 403 997

Admission Scheme for Mainland Talents and Professionals (ASMTP)*:

Year Number of Application approved under ASMTP
2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016
Number of
Application 6 075 6 744 6 514 7 445 8 088 8 105 8 017 9 313 9 229 10 404
approved

* ASMTP is only applicable to Mainland residents

 

Immigration Arrangements for Non-local Graduates (IANG):

Year Number of Application approved under IANG*  
2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016  
Mainland 2 658 3 237 3 755 4 971 6 428 8 187 9 714 9 541 8 611  
China
India 11 19 17 34 47 84 80 87  
South 9 5 12 21 35 53 79 83  
Korea N/A N/A^
Taiwan 4 8 13 16 26 49 64 59  
Malaysia 22 26 42 40 61 70 71 61  
Others 84 163 203 217 348 405 434 388  
Total 2 758 3 367 3 976 5 258 6 756 8 704 10 375 10 9 289  
269
* IANG was implemented in May 2008.

^ Statistical breakdown for non-Mainland applicant was not available.

 

Quality Migrant Admission Scheme (QMAS):

Year Number of quota allotted under QMAS
2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016
Mainland China 191 424 439 273 221 244 279 333 186 237
USA 10 18 31 7 10 12 7 3 3 7
Australia 6 18 18 11 9 7 5 7 3 7
Canada 9 20 20 6 10 3 1 1 3 3
Others 23 84 85 32 36 32 40 29 13 19
Total 239 564 593 329 286 298 332 373 208 273

 

 

Capital Investment Entrant Scheme (CIES):

Year Number of Application approved under CIES*  
2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016  
Chinese
nationals
with 561 1 204 2 282 2 643 3 779 3 546 3 561 4 684 2 662 2 575  
permanent
residence
overseas
Canada 24 37 54 62 70 52 33 32 15 18  
Macao 25 61 50 50 53 31 24 36 14 22  
Australia 13 23 29 22 40 23 19 5 6 4  
Taiwan 79 57 33 22 38 16 10 5 4 1  
Others 120 165 158 172 207 136 87 93 38 47  
Total 822 1 547 2 606 2 971 4 187 3 804 3 734 4 855 2 739 2 667  
* CIES was suspended with effect from 15 Jan 2015.

 

Imported workers under the Supplementary Labour Scheme (SLS)

Year Number of Application approved under SLS
2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016
Mainland China 762 1 259 1 010 1 544 1 586 2 133 2 453 2 488 3 628 3 452
Thailand 3 11 4 11 5 11 11 17 87 42
Philippines 60 41 84 2 0 3 88 9 92 20
India 4 7 4 9 11 11 18 20 17 25
Others 4 4 4 1 0 1 12 9 28 6
Total 833 1 322 1 106 1 567 1 602 2 159 2 582 2 543 3 852 3 545

 

Foreign Domestic Helpers (FDHs)

Year Number of FDHs Application approved
2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016
Philippines 33 417 37 343 36 367 39 43 52 48 49 51 47
927 520 243 808 029 905 174
Indonesia 42 177 46 559 48 405 53 55 48 43 42 43 45
412 581 011 558 915 213 664
India 599 648 768 880 1 000 964 1 005 1 066 1 300 1 362
Thailand 1 254 1 073 1 228 1 127 953 765 649 684 574 602
Sri Lanka 314 276 325 323 368 544 565 488 424 435
Others 51 65 67 82 83 54 472 878 520 307
Total 77 812 85 964 87 160 95 101 102 95 95 97 95
751 505 581 057 060 936 544

 

Study

Year Number of Study Application approved
2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016
Mainland 6 290 7 435 8 650 10 129 12 16 19 19 18 18
China 913 401 067 606 528 887
USA 1 141 1 243 1 325 1 337 1 403 1 292 1 448 1 606 1 564 1 599
South 282 367 451 591 712 785 903 1 028 1 088 1 203
Korea
Germany 318 374 389 407 430 428 569 566 605 608
France 312 325 303 309 368 409 484 524 523 518
Others 2 606 2 970 3 355 3 888 4 488 4 958 5 456 5 895 6 267 6 455
Total 10 949 12 714 14 473 16 661 20 24 27 29 28 29
314 273 927 225 575 270

 

Admission Scheme for the Second Generation of Chinese Hong Kong Permanent
Residents (ASSG)

Year Number of ASSG Application approved
2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016
USA 41 31
Canada 15 22
Australia 12 16
Netherlands   9 15
United Kingdom 11 11
Others 20 32
Total 108 127

* ASSG was implemented in May 2015.

 

Dependants

Year Number of Dependants Application approved
2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016
Total 18 549 21 683 22 917 26 948 28 423 27 149 27 708 30 338 26 488 26
266

* Statistics on dependants breakdown by nationality were not maintained

I hope you will find the above information useful.

Regards

WH YU
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
[1]https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PL...
at Hong Kong Immigration Department YouTube Channel. The concerned video
clips have Cantonese voice-over supplemented by Chinese or English
subtitles.

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Dear Immigration Department,

Thank you for the effort and the detailed reply!

Do you have any information on the number of declined immigration cases each year from 2007 to 2016?

As for the statistics from 1997 to 2007 (declined and successful immigration cases in Hong Kong aggregated by year, original nationality and immigration categories), are they available as well?

Yours faithfully,

Ellen He

入境事務處

Our ref. : IL/00745608/17

 

Dear Sir/Madam

 

Thank you for your email of 28 October 2017.

 

The available statistics are provided as follows:

 

General Employment Policy (GEP):

Year Number of Application Refused
2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016
United Kingdom 22 28 48 49 79 95 177 168 98 108
USA 25 16 33 69 52 59 90 150 78 57
South Korea 19 13 34 28 26 58 110 123 68 76
Japan 16 25 20 36 43 47 118 106 47 68
India 45 61 43 104 152 215 222 225 88 178
Others 343 339 227 498 554 1 013 1 401 1 319 633 826
Total 470 482 405 784 906 1 487 2 118 2 091 1 012 1 313

 

 

 

 

 

Admission Scheme for Mainland Talents and Professionals (ASMTP)*:

Year Number of Application Refused
2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016
Total 94 216 575 225 209 896 1 230 831 711 469

* ASMTP is only applicable to Mainland residents

 

 

Immigration Arrangements for Non-local Graduates (IANG)*:

Year Number of Application Refused ^  
2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016  
Total N/A 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 3 3  
* IANG was implemented in May 2008.

^ Statistics on number of applications refused under IANG with breakdown
by nationality were not maintained.

 

 

Quality Migrant Admission Scheme (QMAS):

Year Number of Application Refused^
2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016
Total 170 293 287 354 471 604 736 884 789 967

^ Statistics on number of applications refused under QMAS with breakdown
by nationality were not maintained.

 

 

 

Capital Investment Entrant Scheme (CIES)*:

Year Number of Application Refused  
2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016  
Chinese nationals
with permanent 2 1 2 4 1 0 0 5 2 4  
residence overseas
Canada 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0  
Macao 0 1 0 0 1 0 0 1 0 0  
Australia 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0  
Taiwan 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0  
Others 1 4 0 0 0 1 1 4 0 2  
Total 3 7 2 4 2 1 1 10 2 6  
* CIES was suspended with effect from 15 Jan 2015.

 

 

 

Imported workers under the Supplementary Labour Scheme (SLS):

Year Number of Application Refused^
2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016
Total 17 23 14 3 0 1 0 0 0 0

^ Statistics on number of applications refused under SLS with breakdown by
nationality were not maintained

 

 

 

 

 

Foreign Domestic Helpers (FDHs)

Year Number of Application Refused
2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016
Philippines 63 46 30 46 109 143 224 226 361 551
Indonesia 65 63 45 82 147 174 268 221 316 689
India 5 6 5 4 8 9 21 12 15 13
Thailand 5 4 1 3 5 7 7 11 10 13
Sri Lanka 4 0 1 4 7 6 11 6 3 16
Others 0 3 0 3 2 6 4 10 8 12
Total 142 122 82 142 278 345 535 486 713 1 294

 

 

Study

Year Number of Application Refused
2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016
Mainland China 0 2 0 3 0 0 0 0 0 0
USA 1 0 2 0 0 2 1 0 0 2
South Korea 0 0 2 7 2 6 0 0 0 5
Germany 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0
France 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 2
Others 19 16 6 23 31 25 19 9 19 52
Total 20 19 10 34 33 33 21 9 19 61

 

 

Admission Scheme for the Second Generation of Chinese Hong Kong Permanent
Residents (ASSG)*

Year Number of Application Refused
2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016
USA 2 2
Canada 4 2
Australia 0 0
Netherlands N/A 1 0
United Kingdom 0 1
Others 5 1
Total 12 6

* ASSG was implemented in May 2015.

 

Dependants

Year Number of Application Refused^
2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016
Total 540 507 577 733 786 1 547 2 260 2 055 1 600 2 178

^ Statistics on dependants breakdown by nationality were not maintained

 

 

I hope you will find the above information useful.

 

Regards

 

WY WONG

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.

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