Statistics on dependent visa applications

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Dear Immigration Department,

I am interested on your statistics on dependent visa applications for dependents of Hong Kong Permanent Residents. How many of these dependent visa applications have you granted in the last full year, and for the first application can you disaggregate these on nationality and how many were 1, 2 or longer years?

Yours faithfully,

Scott Edmunds

入境事務處

Our ref. : IL/00260754/20

 

Dear Sir/Madam,

 

Thank you for your enquiry of 6 May 2020.

 

24 908 dependant visas/entry permits were approved in 2019. The breakdown
statistics on persons admitted to Hong Kong as dependants by region of
applicants in 2019 is tabulabted below:

 

+------------------------------------------------------------------------+
| Region | Number of applications approved |
|-------------------------------+----------------------------------------|
| Mainland China | 7 843 |
|-------------------------------+----------------------------------------|
| India | 2 660 |
|-------------------------------+----------------------------------------|
| U.S.A. | 1 757 |
|-------------------------------+----------------------------------------|
| United Kingdom | 1 253 |
|-------------------------------+----------------------------------------|
| Japan | 1 087 |
|-------------------------------+----------------------------------------|
| Pakistan | 949 |
|-------------------------------+----------------------------------------|
| Nepal | 931 |
|-------------------------------+----------------------------------------|
| Taiwan | 854 |
|-------------------------------+----------------------------------------|
| Philippines | 829 |
|-------------------------------+----------------------------------------|
| Australia | 783 |
|-------------------------------+----------------------------------------|
| South Korea | 714 |
|-------------------------------+----------------------------------------|
| Canada | 558 |
|-------------------------------+----------------------------------------|
| Others | 4 690 |
|-------------------------------+----------------------------------------|
| Total | 24 908 |
+------------------------------------------------------------------------+

 

The Immigration Department does not maintain other breakdown statistics
mentioned in your enquiry.

 

 

Regards,

 

WH YU

for Director of Immigration

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Dear Immigration Department,

Thanks for passing on these statistics. On top of dependant visas/entry permits approved per region, do you have statistics on the number of permits rejected? And if you don't have other breakdown statistics per region, do you have them in an aggregated form? i.e. do you have statistics on how many 1, 2 or 3 year dependant visas/entry permits you issued in 2019?

Yours faithfully,

Scott Edmunds

入境事務處

Our ref. : IL/00278363/20

 

Dear Sir/Madam,

 

Thank you for your enquiry of 17 May 2020.

 

3 539 dependant visas/entry permits were refused in 2019. Detail breakdown
statistics by country/region of applicants are as follows:

 

+------------------------------------------------------------------------+
| Country/Region | Number of applications refused |
|-------------------------------+----------------------------------------|
| Mainland China | 1 814 |
|-------------------------------+----------------------------------------|
| India | 841 |
|-------------------------------+----------------------------------------|
| Pakistan | 238 |
|-------------------------------+----------------------------------------|
| Nepal | 210 |
|-------------------------------+----------------------------------------|
| U.S.A. | 72 |
|-------------------------------+----------------------------------------|
| Philippines | 32 |
|-------------------------------+----------------------------------------|
| Canada | 18 |
|-------------------------------+----------------------------------------|
| Taiwan | 18 |
|-------------------------------+----------------------------------------|
| United Kingdom | 8 |
|-------------------------------+----------------------------------------|
| Australia | 6 |
|-------------------------------+----------------------------------------|
| South Korea | 6 |
|-------------------------------+----------------------------------------|
| Japan | 4 |
|-------------------------------+----------------------------------------|
| Others | 272 |
|-------------------------------+----------------------------------------|
| Total | 3 539 |
+------------------------------------------------------------------------+

 

The Immigration Department does not maintain other breakdown statistics
mentioned in your enquiry.

 

 

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 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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