There are recent incidents in which Hong Kong residents were suspected to have been lured to Southeast Asian countries, such as Cambodia, Thailand, Myanmar, Laos, and illegally detained to engage in illegal work.  The HKSAR Government reminds residents to pay extra attention to online recruitment advertisements or comments and exercise due caution against claims of ways to earn money quickly and jobs offering extraordinarily high remuneration without specific requirements for academic qualification or working experience.


In view of the incidents, Assistance to Hong Kong Residents Unit (AHU) of the Immigration Department has set up a designated WhatsApp hotline: (852) 5190 8909 to facilitate the communication between assistance seekers and the AHU.
Hong Kong residents travelling outside Hong Kong who need other assistance may call the 24-hour hotline of the AHU of the Immigration Department at (852) 1868, call the 1868 hotline by network data call via the Immigration Department Mobile Application or submit the Online Assistance Request Form.

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Consular protection information from the Office of the Commissioner of Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the People's Republic of China in the HKSAR (Chinese only)