Studying abroad can be fun, rewarding and exciting. However, it is important to observe safety and security concerns while abroad.
Please find the Safety Tips below to ensure a fruitful exchange experience:
Check travel advisories and research country information before you travel
Assistance to Hong Kong Residents Unit (AHU) of the Hong Kong Immigration Department
Before you travel outside Hong Kong, you can use the Registration of Outbound Travel Information (ROTI) online service to register your contact details and travel itineraries. The information provided allows the Assistance to Hong Kong Residents Unit (AHU) of the Hong Kong Immigration Department to contact and assist you in an emergency outside Hong Kong.
If you need assistance while in distress outside Hong Kong, please contact the AHU:
24-Hour Hotline: (852) 1868
Fax: (852) 2519 3536
Address: 9/F., Immigration Tower, 7 Gloucester Road, Wan Chai, Hong Kong
In the event that you are not able to call the hotline from abroad due to the service setting of your telecommunication services operator or other reasons, you may try adding “0000” after “1868”. Alternatively, you may also contact your family members and friends or the Chinese diplomatic and consular mission in that country for them to contact the AHU. This would allow the AHU officers to call you and render all practicable assistance to you.
Please find more useful information in the Travel Assistance here:
Guide to Consular Protection and Services Outside Chinese Territory
Consular protection and services are important safety measures for Hong Kong residents outside Chinese territory. You can learn about the scope of consular protection, the specific services and assistance provided, what cannot be provided, what to do in unexpected circumstances, how to find a Chinese embassy or consular mission in the host country, points to remember and where to obtain further information in the following website:
The Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the People’s Republic of China provides a comprehensive list of its missions overseas. Please find more information on Chinese diplomatic or consular missions in the following website:
Don't leave home without an appropriate health and travel insurance covering your time abroad! For insurance claim procedures, visit the website of Finance Office.