The Immigration Tribunal
was established in 1980 under section 53F of the Immigration
Ordinance, Cap. 115, to deal with appeals lodged under
section 53A of the Immigration Ordinance against the
making of a Removal Order by the Director of Immigration.
Since January 2000, the Immigration Tribunal also deals
with appeals lodged under section 2AD of the Immigration
Ordinance against a decision of the Director of Immigration
not to issue a Certificate of Entitlement or a certified
An appeal to the Tribunal shall be dealt with by two
adjudicators. A secretariat has been set up to provide
day-to-day administrative support to the Tribunal.