The Assistance to Hong Kong Residents Unit of the Immigration Department
works closely with the Security Bureau, Office of the Commissioner of the Ministry of
Foreign Affairs of the People's Republic of China in the HKSAR, Chinese diplomatic
and consular missions in overseas countries, the Office of the HKSAR Government in
Beijing, the Hong Kong Economic and Trade Office in Guangdong and other
government departments to provide practical assistance to Hong Kong residents in
distress outside Hong Kong. During the year, 1 818 requests were handled.