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2. Social visit

For remand persons in custody, they can be visited once per day. Each visit shall not exceed 15 minutes and no more than two visitors, including infants and children. Whilst convicted persons in custody are allowed visits twice per month for no more than 30 minutes each session.


Visitors are not allowed to bring along their personal belongings during the visit. They will be asked to deposit their personal belongings in the storage facilities prior to the visit.


All institutions have specified visiting hours, mostly from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.. It is important to note that visitors must be registered 30 minutes prior to the end of the visiting hours.


Visitors on their first visit are required to produce identification for verification and fill in a registration slip with their name, Hong Kong Identity Card number (or valid travel document number), address and relationship with the person in custody to whom they intend to visit. For subsequent visits to the same person in custody, re-registration of address is not required unless the aforesaid information needs amendment.