The Hong Kong Immigration Department (ImmD) resumed providing basic and limited public services on Aug. 24.

Key points:

  • The department will resume services at the Immigration headquarters, branch offices, Smart Identity Card Replacement Centers, Registration of Persons offices and at Births, Deaths and Marriage Registries. More information about the types of services available can be found here.
  • The Immigration Department has asked applicants to submit applications through its homepage, mobile application or by post or drop-in to prevent the gathering of crowds.
  • Applicants should expect longer waiting times because of the provision of only basic and limited services and are advised to make an appointment for service. People entering the premises of the Immigration Department are required to wear masks, in accordance with the latest regulations implemented by the government.

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