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115Title:IMMIGRATION ORDINANCE

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Table of contents of enactment:
Cap 115 Long title
Cap 115 Part IPRELIMINARY
Cap 115 s 1Short title
Cap 115 s 2Interpretation
Cap 115 Part IARIGHT OF ABODE IN HONG KONG AND RIGHT TO LAND IN HONG KONG*
Cap 115 s 2AHong Kong permanent residents enjoy right of abode in Hong Kong
Cap 115 s 2AAARight to land in Hong Kong for former permanent residents
Cap 115 Part IBPROVISIONS RELATING TO PERMANENT RESIDENTS UNDER PARAGRAPH 2(c) OF SCHEDULE 1
Cap 115 s 2AAEstablishing status of permanent resident under paragraph 2(c) of Schedule 1
Cap 115 s 2ABCertificate of entitlement
Cap 115 s 2ACIssue of duplicate
Cap 115 s 2ADAppeal
Cap 115 s 2AENo judicial review before Tribunal's decision
Cap 115 s 2AFInvalidation of certificate of entitlement issued to unqualified person
Cap 115 s 2AGProhibition of making application, etc. for reward
Cap 115 Part IIIMMIGRATION PROCEDURE
Cap 115 s 3Arriving ships and aircraft
Cap 115 s 4Examination of persons
Cap 115 s 4AVerification of identity of certain persons by automated means
Cap 115 s 4BPermission to land given by automated means
Cap 115 s 4CExamination of persons after the verification of identity by automated means
Cap 115 s 5Powers of Director and requirements in relation to examinations under section 4 and verifications of identity under section 4A
Cap 115 s 6Returns to be furnished by captains of ships and aircraft, etc.
Cap 115 Part IIICONTROL OF IMMIGRATION
Cap 115 s 7General provision as to immigration control
Cap 115 s 7A(Repealed 28 of 1998 s. 2)
Cap 115 s 8(Repealed 88 of 1997 s. 4)
Cap 115 s 9Special provisions as to members of crew of aircraft
Cap 115 s 10Special provisions as to servicemen
Cap 115 s 11Permission to land and conditions of stay
Cap 115 s 12Special provisions as to giving of permission to land to members of ship's crew
Cap 115 s 13Authority for illegal immigrant to remain
Cap 115 Part IIIAVIETNAMESE REFUGEES
Cap 115 s 13AAApplication of Part IIIA
Cap 115 s 13ASpecial conditions of stay regarding Vietnamese refugees
Cap 115 s 13B(Repealed 48 of 1992 s. 3)
Cap 115 s 13BA(Repealed 48 of 1992 s. 4)
Cap 115 s 13CDesignation of refugee centres
Cap 115 s 13DDetention pending decision as to permission to remain in Hong Kong, or pending removal from Hong Kong
Cap 115 s 13DAAppeals against transfer on ground of order or good management
Cap 115 s 13ERemoval from Hong Kong of Vietnamese refugees and persons detained under section 13D
Cap 115 s 13FReview by a Refugee Status Review Board
Cap 115 s 13GRefugee Status Review Boards
Cap 115 s 13HDesignation of detention centres
Cap 115 Part IVSUPPLY OF PARTICULARS BY ALIENS AND BY PERSONS STAYING IN HOTELS OR OTHER LODGING PLACES*
Cap 115 s 14Aliens to furnish particulars
Cap 115 s 15Powers to require alien to produce photographs
Cap 115 s 16Changes in furnished particulars
Cap 115 s 17Record of visitors to hotels, etc.
Cap 115 Part IVAREQUIREMENT TO CARRY PROOF OF IDENTITY
Cap 115 s 17ACommencement and discontinuance*
Cap 115 s 17BInterpretation
Cap 115 s 17CCarrying and production of proof of identity
Cap 115 s 17DArrest
Cap 115 s 17EExamination of persons not carrying proof of identity
Cap 115 Part IVBProhibition of Employment of Illegal Immigrants and Others*
Cap 115 s 17FCommencement and discontinuance*
Cap 115 s 17GInterpretation
Cap 115 s 17HTransitional powers of employers
Cap 115 s 17IOffence to be employer of a person who is not lawfully employable
Cap 115 s 17JEmployers to inspect documents of new employee
Cap 115 s 17JAEmployers to inspect regularly Vietnamese refugee cards of employees and termination of employment
Cap 115 s 17KRecords to be kept by employers
Cap 115 s 17LPowers of enforcement
Cap 115 s 17LAProduction of record or list
Cap 115 s 17MOffences
Cap 115 s 17NPresumption
Cap 115 Part VPower to Remove or Deport
Cap 115 s 18Removal of persons refused permission to land and of members of ship's crew who contravene certain conditions of stay
Cap 115 s 19Power to order removal
Cap 115 s 20Power to deport
Cap 115 s 21(Repealed 88 of 1997 s. 11)
Cap 115 s 22(Repealed 88 of 1997 s. 12)
Cap 115 s 23(Repealed 88 of 1997 s. 13)
Cap 115 Part VISupplementary Provisions as to Removal and Deportation
Cap 115 s 24Removal by immigration officer under section 18
Cap 115 s 25Removal pursuant to removal order or deportation order
Cap 115 Part VIIDetention
Cap 115 s 26Power to detain for inquiry
Cap 115 s 27Detention pending examination and decision as to landing
Cap 115 s 28(Repealed 48 of 1992 s. 8)
Cap 115 s 29Detention for inquiry as to deportation
Cap 115 s 30(Repealed 88 of 1997 s. 14)
Cap 115 s 31Detention of deportee for inquiries
Cap 115 s 32Detention pending removal or deportation
Cap 115 s 33Detention of persons on board ships or aircraft
Cap 115 s 34Detention of person arrested under section 54(3)
Cap 115 s 35General provisions as to detained persons
Cap 115 s 36Recognizance as alternative to detention
Cap 115 s 37Recovery of cost of maintaining person detained under section 32(1)
Cap 115 Part VIIAUNAUTHORIZED ENTRANTS
Cap 115 s 37AInterpretation
Cap 115 s 37BDeclaration of unauthorized entrants
Cap 115 s 37COffence by crew etc., of ship carrying unauthorized entrants
Cap 115 s 37DArranging passage to Hong Kong of unauthorized entrants
Cap 115 s 37DAAssisting unauthorized entrant to remain
Cap 115 s 37EForfeiture of ships
Cap 115 s 37FDetermination of application for forfeiture
Cap 115 s 37GForfeiture of property
Cap 115 s 37HCompensation for seizure of ship or property
Cap 115 s 37IEntry of ships with unauthorized entrants may be permitted in certain circumstances
Cap 115 s 37JProsecution for acts outside Hong Kong
Cap 115 s 37KProof
Cap 115 s 37LSecretary for Justice to consent to prosecution
Cap 115 s 37M(Repealed 82 of 1993 s. 10)
Cap 115 Part VIIB(Omitted as expired—E.R. 1 of 2013)
Cap 115 s 37N(Omitted as expired—E.R. 1 of 2013)
Cap 115 s 37O(Omitted as expired—E.R. 1 of 2013)
Cap 115 s 37P(Omitted as expired—E.R. 1 of 2013)
Cap 115 s 37Q(Omitted as expired—E.R. 1 of 2013)
Cap 115 s 37R(Omitted as expired—E.R. 1 of 2013)
Cap 115 s 37S(Omitted as expired—E.R. 1 of 2013)
Cap 115 s 37T(Omitted as expired—E.R. 1 of 2013)
Cap 115 Part VIICTorture Claims
Cap 115 Part VIIC Division 1Preliminary
Cap 115 s 37UInterpretation of Part VIIC
Cap 115 s 37VWhen torture claim is finally determined
Cap 115 Part VIIC Division 2Procedure Relating to Torture Claims
Cap 115 s 37WRestrictions on persons claiming non-refoulement protection in Hong Kong
Cap 115 s 37XHow torture claim is made
Cap 115 s 37YSubmission of torture claim form
Cap 115 s 37ZEffect of making a torture claim
Cap 115 s 37ZADuties of claimant
Cap 115 s 37ZBPower to require information etc.
Cap 115 s 37ZCMedical examination
Cap 115 s 37ZDCredibility of claimant
Cap 115 s 37ZEWithdrawal of torture claim by claimant
Cap 115 s 37ZFDeemed withdrawal of torture claim on claimant’s departure
Cap 115 s 37ZGDeemed withdrawal of torture claim on failure to return completed torture claim form
Cap 115 s 37ZHOrder in which claims are processed
Cap 115 s 37ZIDecision on torture claim
Cap 115 s 37ZJImmigration officer to notify decision on torture claim
Cap 115 s 37ZKDetention pending final determination
Cap 115 s 37ZLRevocation of immigration officer’s decision to accept torture claim
Cap 115 s 37ZMRevocation of Appeal Board’s decision to reverse decision rejecting torture claim
Cap 115 s 37ZNGrounds for revocation decision
Cap 115 s 37ZOLimitation on subsequent claim
Cap 115 s 37ZPProcessing of subsequent claim
Cap 115 Part VIIC Division 3Torture Claims Appeal Board
Cap 115 s 37ZQAppeal Board established
Cap 115 s 37ZRAppeal
Cap 115 s 37ZSNotice of appeal
Cap 115 s 37ZTLate filing of notice of appeal
Cap 115 s 37ZUPractice and procedure of Appeal Board
Cap 115 Part VIIC Division 4Miscellaneous
Cap 115 s 37ZVNotices
Cap 115 s 37ZWRegulations
Cap 115 s 37ZXClaimant of substantiated claim may apply for permission to take employment etc.
Cap 115 s 37ZYClaimant not ordinarily resident in Hong Kong
Cap 115 s 37ZZSavings and transitional arrangements
Cap 115 Part VIIIOffences and Forfeiture
Cap 115 s 38Prohibition of landing and remaining without permission, and penalty for carrying illegal immigrant
Cap 115 s 38AAProhibition of taking employment and establishing business, etc.
Cap 115 s 38ASite controller commits offence if illegal immigrant on construction site, etc.
Cap 115 s 39Liability of captain of ship carrying persons seeking to land unlawfully
Cap 115 s 40Aircraft passengers arriving without valid travel document
Cap 115 s 41Breach of condition of stay
Cap 115 s 42False statements, forgery of documents and use and possession of forged documents
Cap 115 s 43Breach of deportation order, and landing from ship or aircraft in which removal to be effected
Cap 115 s 43ADisrupting proceedings of Torture Claims Appeal Board
Cap 115 s 44Miscellaneous offences
Cap 115 s 45Continuance of an offence
Cap 115 s 46Limitation of time for prosecution of summary offences
Cap 115 s 46AForfeiture of property other than a ship or vehicle
Cap 115 s 46BPower to restrain disposal of property
Cap 115 s 47Forfeiture of ships and vehicles
Cap 115 s 48Determination of applications for forfeiture
Cap 115 s 49Security in lieu of detention where application made for forfeiture of ship or vehicle
Cap 115 s 50Claims for return of forfeited ships, vehicles or money
Cap 115 Part IXMiscellaneous
Cap 115 s 51Public officers to be subject to Governor's directions
Cap 115 s 52Immigration officers to be subject to directions of Director of Immigration
Cap 115 s 53Review of decisions of public officers
Cap 115 s 53AAppeal against removal orders made by Director or Deputy Director of Immigration
Cap 115 s 53BRemoval orders not to be executed pending appeal
Cap 115 s 53CDismissal of appeal without hearing
Cap 115 s 53DDetermination of appeals
Cap 115 s 53ERelease of successful appellant
Cap 115 s 53FEstablishment of Immigration Tribunal
Cap 115 s 53GPractice and procedure of Tribunal
Cap 115 s 54Suspension of deportation orders
Cap 115 s 55Rescission of deportation orders
Cap 115 s 56Miscellaneous powers of immigration officers and immigration assistants
Cap 115 s 56AAWarrant for entry and search, etc.
Cap 115 s 56AExercise by customs officers of certain powers of immigration officers
Cap 115 s 57Exercise by police officers of certain powers of immigration officer
Cap 115 s 57A(Repealed 2 of 2012 s. 3)
Cap 115 s 57B(Repealed 2 of 2012 s. 3)
Cap 115 s 57C(Repealed 20 of 1997 s. 25)
Cap 115 s 58(Repealed 2 of 2012 s. 3)
Cap 115 s 58A(Repealed 2 of 2012 s. 3)
Cap 115 s 59Power to make regulations
Cap 115 s 59AAmendment of Schedule 1
Cap 115 s 60Designation of approved immigration anchorages and approved landing places
Cap 115 s 61Visa issued in respect of valid travel document and its holder*
Cap 115 s 62Presumptions
Cap 115 s 63Evidence of certain acts under Ordinance
Cap 115 s 63AEvidence by certificate
Cap 115 s 63BAdmissibility of copies of records
Cap 115 s 64Burden of proving certain matters
Cap 115 s 65Recovery of moneys due under recognizance
Cap 115 s 66Transitional provisions
Cap 115 s 67Transitional provisions in respect of Immigration (Amendment) Ordinance 1997
Cap 115 Sched 1PERMANENT RESIDENTS OF THE HONG KONG SPECIAL ADMINISTRATIVE REGION
Cap 115 Sched 1ATorture Claims Appeal Board
Cap 115 Sched 2TRANSITIONAL PROVISIONS
Cap 115 Sched 3TRANSITIONAL PROVISIONS IN RESPECT OF IMMIGRATION (AMENDMENT) ORDINANCE 1997
Cap 115 Sched 4Transitional and Savings Provisions in respect of Immigration (Amendment) Ordinance 2012 (Torture Claims)




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