The Immigration Department (traditional Chinese: 入境事務處, known as 人民入境事務處 before the 1997 handover) of the Hong Kong Government is responsible for immigration control of Hong Kong. The transfer of sovereignty of Hong Kong from the United Kingdom to the People's Republic of China, often referred to as the Handover The Government of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region of the People's Republic of China ( see pronunciation; conventional short Hong Kong ( officially the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region, is a territory located on China 's south coast on the Pearl River Delta, and borders
Apart from immigration control, the Department has a Registration of Persons division where Hong Kong residents go to register births, deaths and marriages and obtain identity cards. An identity document, also called a piece of identification ( ID) is a document used to verify aspects of a person's Identity.
In the 1990's the Department is the British passports issuing authority in Hong Kong until the end of British colonial rule. British passports may be issued to people holding any of the various forms of British nationality. After that the British Consulate-General in Hong Kong for the Home Secretary takes up this role. The Foreign and Commonwealth Office, commonly called the Foreign Office or the FCO, is the British government department responsible for promoting Hong Kong ( officially the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region, is a territory located on China 's south coast on the Pearl River Delta, and borders The Secretary of State for the Home Department, commonly known as the Home Secretary, is the minister in charge of the United Kingdom Home Office
Since 1 July 1997, under the auspices of the Basic Law of Hong Kong and explanations on implementing the Nationality Law, both by PRC lawmakers, the Immigration Department issues the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region passport and other international travel documents on its own, and is in charge of administering the Nationality Law within its realms. The Basic Law of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region of the People's Republic of China, or simply Hong Kong Basic Law, serves as the Constitutional document For other uses see Chinese nationality. The Nationality Law of the People's Republic of China ( regulates Citizenship in the People's The " Hong Kong Special Administrative Region People's Republic of China Passport " ( This is a rare exception to the rule that issuing passports and administering nationality-related matters are usually under the purview of an authority of the central/national government of a state.
The Department is headquartered in the Immigration Tower in Wan Chai North. Wan Chai is a metropolitan area situated at the western part of the Wan Chai District on the northern shore of Hong Kong Island, in Hong Kong, China
Hong Kong's Disciplined Services