Introduction on Immigration Control

The Immigration Department controls all entries into and exits from Hong Kong, examining passengers arriving and departing by land, sea and air. Here you can learn more about the passenger traffic passing through Hong Kong, how entry and exit procedures have been simplified, the locations of immigration control points and the Department’s performance pledge for waiting times at all control points.  

Statistics on Immigration Control

Statistics on Immigration Control are available through the following link .

Statistics on Immigration Control

Immigration Clearance

With the introduction of e-Channels in recent years, entry and exit procedures have been greatly simplified. Further information on immigration clearance, including documents required and not required, is available through the following link.

Immigration Clearance

Control Point Locations

You can arrive in or depart from Hong Kong through 12 main immigration control points. The following link will take you to further details on the control points, including their opening hours and other information.

Control Point Locations

Performance Pledge

Because time is important to you, the Immigration Department aims to achieve the following waiting times at all control points.

Service Type

Standard Waiting Time (minutes)

Target

Hong Kong Resident – All Immigration Control Points

15

98% of travellers

Visitors – Airport Control Point

15

95% of travellers

Visitors – Other Immigration Control Points

30

95% of travellers

Note: These standards may not be achievable during some daily peak hours, peak periods or in complicated cases.

Last review date: March 2015