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When you decide to terminate the employment contract of your foreign domestic helper, you should notify the Immigration Department within 7 days of the date of termination. This article will tell you how to notify Immigration Department online.

Online Notification to Immigration Department

Under Clause 12 of the Standard Employment Contract (ID407) for a foreign domestic helper, both the employer and the foreign domestic helper shall give the Director of Immigration notice in writing within 7 days of the date of termination. Being either the employer or the foreign domestic helper, you may use this free online service to notify the Immigration Department of such termination.

When a foreign domestic helper’s contract is terminated prematurely, he/she is permitted to remain in Hong Kong for 2 weeks after the termination of contract or the remainder of the permitted stay, whichever is earlier. Helpers who remain in Hong Kong after the permitted period are liable to prosecution. Aiders and abetters are also liable to criminal prosecution.

Other Means of Notification

Notification can also be made by submitting a completed form ID407E or a letter through one of the following ways:

By post

Foreign Domestic Helpers Section,
Immigration Department,
3/F, Immigration Tower,
7 Gloucester Road,Wan Chai, Hong Kong.

By fax

(852) 2157 9181

In person

Receipt and Dispatch Unit,
Immigration Department,
2/F, Immigration Tower,
7 Gloucester Road,Wan Chai, Hong Kong.

Assistance and Further Information

If you need assistance in using the online service, you can call the Immigration e-Services Hotline at (852) 3128 8668 between 7 am and 11 pm daily.

Further information on the service is also available in a set of helpful frequently asked questions (FAQs).

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