IMPACT – MEDIUM
What is the change? Visa applicants in Hong Kong are experiencing delays as the Immigration Department is experiencing a rush of summertime applications.
What does the change mean? Applicants should file time-sensitive applications as early as possible. Applicants should be sure they have all required documentation prepared at least one day before their applications are submitted. They should expect processing delays through at least September.
Background: The summer rush is expected to last until September. Applicants should be sure to have all supporting documentation prepared at least one day before their applications are submitted. Applicants or their representatives should arrive at the Immigration Department no later than 8:30 a.m. in order to secure a submission. Applicants who are missing documentation or arrive late at the Immigration Department risk having their applications further delayed.
BAL Analysis: Applicants are encouraged to prepare time-sensitive applications and supporting documentation as early as possible. BAL will assist applicants through the visa process and will continue to monitor any further change in the processing times.
This alert has been provided by the BAL Global Practice group and our network provider located in Hong Kong. For additional information, please contact your BAL attorney.
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