In the third quarter of this year, the number of withdrawals of MPF funds by permanent departure from Hong Kong continued to increase. A spokesman for the MPFA stressed that the claim of withdrawal of MPF funds based on permanent departure from Hong Kong is not the same as immigration cases.
The Security Bureau has previously applied for popular database a "good citizen card" certificate of no criminal record to estimate that more than 10,000 Hong Kong people will immigrate in 2020, the highest level since 2002. According to the Security Bureau, there were 29,000 applications for "
Good Citizen Cards" last year, and 26,000 applications have been recorded in the first eight months of this year. Therefore, it is expected that 10,500 Hong Kong people will immigrate in 2020, a sharp increase of 50% compared with 7,000 in 2019. Last year also recorded more than 10,000 immigrants after an estimated 10,300 immigrants in 2006.