Has anyone had any experience with launching an appeal as an individual to the Registration of Persons Tribunal in Wan Chai, that sits independently from the Immigration Department, in relation to Chinese citizenship and/or Right of Abode in the HKSAR?
I am interested in knowing more about how they (a) approach immigration appeals, (b) how they are composed, and (c) on what basis they operate.
For example, in September 2013, there was an article featured in the SCMP of a British-born boy, James McAllister, born in 2002 in the UK, who was denied HKSAR Chinese Citizenship and ROA by the Immigration Department on the grounds that his parents were "settled abroad", but which was overruled by the Registration of Persons Tribunal.
Registration of Persons Tribunal
The Registration of Persons Tribunal was established in 1987 under Section 3C of the Registration of Persons Ordinance, Cap. 177, to deal with appeals made under section 3D(1) of the Ordinance by a person who is aggrieved by a decision of a registration officer
(a) not to issue a permanent identity card to him; or
(b) to declare a permanent identity card issued to him to be invalid.
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.
Enquiry: Rooms 1602-1604, 16/F, East Town Building, 41 Lockhart Road, Wan Chai, Hong Kong.
Telephone: 2520 6129
Fax: 2520 6590
E-mail address : [email protected]