HKSAR Immigration Department

8 months' jail for bribing immigration officer
ICAC, 27-Jul-2018
The talented or professional Mr Wu Changwen will be staying in HK a bit longer than he expected.
Mainland man brought to court over bribing immigration officer
ICAC, 13-Jul-2018
Well that's one way to get into Hong Kong, with free accommodation too.
QT v Director of Immigration
HK Court of Final Appeal, 4-Jul-2018
The CFA upholds the CA ruling that QT was subject to unreasonable discrimination in her application for a dependent visa on grounds of her homosexuality, as there was no rational connection between the stated objective of attracting talent to HK and the policy restricting this benefit to heterosexual married persons. The CFA, disagreeing with the CA, also rules that there are no "core rights and obligations" of marriage such as adoption or inheritance that are immune from justification when discrimination is alleged.
QT v Director of Immigration
HK Court of Appeal, 25-Sep-2017
In a landmark decision, the Court unanimously grants the appeal by a person in a same-sex British civil partnership, ruling that the policy indirectly discriminates against gay couples in a civil partnership or marriage recognised overseas, because it grants a benefit (a dependent visa) only to spouses as defined by HK law, of the opposite sex, for which they cannot qualify. There is no rational connection between the legitimate aim of immigration control and the means adopted. Our take: this very thorough and well-reasoned ruling will impact other policies which adopt heterosexual marriage as a criterion for benefits. The Government may try to go to the Court of Final Appeal, but they are unlikely to succeed in overturning this.
Immigration Assistant guilty of HK$32k salary advance fraud
ICAC, 12-Sep-2017
Immigration Assistant in court for HK$32k salary advance fraud
ICAC, 9-May-2017
Appointment of Director of Immigration
HK Government, 5-Apr-2016
QT v Director of Immigration
HK Court of First Instance, 11-Mar-2016

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