We moved to HK recently from Australia and are in the process of getting HK ID cards but these won't be ready for a while yet.
We want to go on a cruise from HK into China and Vietnam in three weeks' time. We are Australians, but there isn't time to mail our passports to the Chinese and Vietnamese consulates in Australia for visas, and get them back.
As we don't have HK ID cards, can we still use the consulates/embassies here in HK to apply? I'm told border visa applications are not common in China. Not sure about Vietnam.