The Government has been continuing to purse the overall
policy objective to facilitate the early integration
of new arrivals into the local community. The Government has all along adhered to the principle of fairness in the provision of public services for new arrivals. They are entitled to most of the public services available to other citizens, including a wide range of medical, housing, employment, welfare and education services.
In addition, the Home Affairs Department has been
conducting a questionnaire survey to assess the profile
service needs of new arrivals. Results of the survey
have been distributed to relevant Government departments
and NGOs in the form of quarterly reports.
To provide more updated information about relevant
services and the general situation of Hong Kong,
the Home Affairs Department has published a Service
Handbook for New Arrivals since 1996. The Handbook
has been updated annually, and the 24th version has also been uploaded
onto this homepage.
Activities and Services
District Offices and NGOs have long been providing
various activities and services for new arrivals.
To encourage more people to participate in these
events, the latest information has been uploaded
onto this website.