Recently, it has been circulated on the Internet that if the MPF is retrieved on the grounds of "permanent departure from Hong Kong", a "mystery envelope" will be issued by the MPFA, which states that the letter cannot be opened and must be returned at the designated departure time. Hand the envelope to the immigration staff at the time of departure.
A Facebook page recently posted a post citing this information, with a link to apply for a credit card, which is very different from some previous posts on the “Secrets” page.
The MPFA clarified that the post was untrue in the afternoon, and the Immigration Department issued a press release on the same evening, severely condemning the online rumors, "For someone who uses pictures to deliberately publish false and untrue information, the Immigration Department strongly condemns those with ulterior motives for fear of chaos in the world. , we must follow up seriously.” The prescription also refers to the envelope with the MPF promotional phrase “MPF results will be yours” printed in the upper left corner of the picture, which is a government public envelope uniformly printed by the Government Logistics Department for various government departments. That is, a non-MPFA dedicated envelope.
The envelope contains an "official letter from the Hong Kong Government", which contains the postmark of the Immigration Department, etc., stating that the person concerned must leave Hong Kong before the specified time.
(East of Gibraltar Citizen Facebook photo)
The post said that the envelope should not be opened and handed to immigration staff when leaving the country
Recently, a Facebook page has uploaded a photo. The envelope in the picture shows "Official Letter from the Hong Kong Government". There are multiple postmarks in it, including the Immigration Department, the slogan of "MPF Achievement Belongs to You", etc. The photo date is July 21. day.
In the post, it is stated that if the MPF is withdrawn on the grounds of "permanent departure from Hong Kong", an envelope issued by the MPFA will now be obtained.
In addition to the above-mentioned postmark, the envelope also lists 3 points to note, including that the envelope cannot be opened, the envelope must be left at or before the specified time, and the envelope must be handed over to the immigration staff when leaving the country.
At the bottom of the post is an ad for a bank credit card, which introduces spending rebates and a link to apply.
According to the current regulations, citizens can apply for early MPF collection on the grounds of "permanent departure from Hong Kong".
(File photo/Photo by Li Zetong)
MPFA clarifies that post is inaccurate
In response to the enquiry, the MPFA pointed out that the MPFA has never issued relevant letters, and condemned the publication of false and inaccurate remarks, calling on the public not to believe online rumors.
Immigration Department: "MPF Achievement Must Be Yours" is printed on the government official envelope
The Immigration Department issued a statement tonight stating that it has noticed the above-mentioned false news and pictures circulating on the Internet recently. The Immigration Department solemnly pointed out that it has never made relevant arrangements with the MPFA. The envelope shown in the upper left corner of the picture is printed with the MPF promotional phrase "MPF results will be yours", which is a government public envelope printed by the Government Logistics Department for all government departments.
The spokesman said that regarding the use of pictures to deliberately publish false and inaccurate information, "Immigration Department strongly condemns those with ulterior motives for fear that the world will not be in chaos, and will strictly follow up."
▼The scene of the airport immigration drop off on March 24 is reproduced▼
Looking through the information, citizens must be at least 65 years old before they can choose to withdraw MPF in one lump sum or by instalments.
However, according to the current regulations, citizens can apply for early access to MPF on the grounds of "permanent departure from Hong Kong", which requires identification documents, application forms, statutory declaration forms, and documents proving that they have been approved to live in a place outside Hong Kong.
The MPFA has clarified earlier that claimants who withdraw their MPF early on the grounds of "permanent departure from Hong Kong" are not necessarily due to immigration, as MPF covers not only Hong Kong employees but also work visa holders Foreigners coming to work in Hong Kong, or employees with foreign passports.
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