COVID-19: Immigration Department resumes some services

25 Aug 20

HONG KONG

IMPACT – HIGH

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.

Analysis & Comments: The response to the COVID-19 pandemic continues to develop, and Deloitte will provide additional updates as information becomes available. Please check Deloitte’s COVID-19 Digital Map, available here, for information on travel restrictions and immigration changes in other countries.

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