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The Immigration Department controls the movement of people into and out of Hong Kong. It also issues HKSAR passports and other travel documents, visas and identity cards, and handles nationality matters and the registration of births, deaths and marriages.

15% rise in National Day traffic forecast

September 26, 2010

A total of 5.89 million passengers are expected to pass through land, sea and air control points during the upcoming National Day holiday, up 15% on the same holiday last year.


Between September 30 and October 7, about 2.25 million passengers, an average of 282,000 a day, are forecast to pass through Lo Wu.


For inbound traffic, the busiest day at Lo Wu will be October 3 when 178,000 passengers arrive. Outbound traffic will be heavy on October 1, with 174,000 people leaving Hong Kong.


During the same period, passenger traffic at Lok Ma Chau will also be heavy with a forecast of 793,000 passengers, an average of 99,000 per day. The busiest day at Lok Ma Chau will be October 2 when both arrival and departure traffic will be very heavy.


Daily passenger statistics will be available on the Immigration Department website. Hong Kong residents needing help outside the city can call the department's 24-hour hotline, (852) 1868.