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ImmD @ Sixes & Sevens Presently – Longer Case Processing Times Than Usual Being Experienced At This Time

June 28th, 2015

Posted in Employment Visas, Family Visas, Investment Visas, Musing, Special Programmes, The Hong Kong Visa Geeza, Visitor Visas /


Longer Case Processing Times – the Enhancement Measures of the Hong Kong Immigration Department came into effect on May 4…

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Since then it is now routinely taking longer across the board for most applications affecting foreign national applicants and temporary residents alike.

Whilst it is still very early on in the life of the Enhancement Measures to discern any specific patterns, it is more than likely (it always is) that the disruption will settle down and case processing times will once again get back to normal.

But for now, just hang tight – the delay doesn’t automatically mean your application is in trouble – it just means ImmD themselves need to adjust to and accommodate the new policy measures – so best to sit tight and wait for your application to unfold during the [new] ‘normal’ course of events.

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The Hong Kong Visa Geeza (a.k.a Stephen Barnes) is a co-founder of the Hong Kong Visa Centre and author of the Hong Kong Visa Handbook. A law graduate of the London School of Economics, Stephen has been practicing Hong Kong immigration since 1993 and is widely acknowledged as the leading authority on business immigration matters here for the last 24 years.

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