Surely, I cannot have been the only one who showed up for an appointment at BLS International Services Limited, "Consulate General of India's external application service centre for consular, visa and passport services" on Morrison Hill Road, Wan Chai, in the last couple of days (Jan 3, 4), only to find a printed-out notice on an A4 sheet on the locked door brusquely informing you that they have moved to North Point!
I did search my mailbox and the messages on my phone to check if I'd missed anything they might have sent out informing us of the change. I know for sure that neither the website when I filled out the application form a couple of weeks back, nor the unfailingly rude, hostile and obstructionist staff had anything to say about the move.
I was amazed at how there was only the usual levels of aggravation - been there more than once for the same job, and hence know the default vibe - at their new digs (credit where it is due: more spacious, less claustrophobic; but dusty old carpet, same rickety benches, cartons everywhere, the odd exposed wire) when I got there. I find myself wondering if I am the only one naïve enough to have trusted the Indian Consulate's chosen agency to not have moved out without informing people they had given appointments to!