IMPACT – HIGH
What is the change? Chinese New Year falls on Feb. 16 this year and offices will close in China, Singapore and many other Asian countries to celebrate the Lunar New Year.
What does the change mean? Applicants should expect closures and delays in processing during the holiday period.
Background: Asian countries celebrating Lunar New Year will welcome the Year of the Dog on Feb. 16. Days on which public offices will close vary from country to country:
BAL Analysis: Employers and individuals should plan now for the holiday closures and check consulates for related closures. Applicants should check with their BAL team for individual countries and offices.
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