Fair enough, still wait till end of Sept and most likely you will get the result..
I have a feeling that recommending a glass of rosé and a xanax will resonate better with this one.
Thank you all for your replies!
The online status has been updated to Invitation to attend the Right of Abode Section for application formalities has been issued
Don't want to count my chickens before they hatch, but I will say that I am rather relieved. I read somewhere that its possible to online modify/prepone the date, so planning to do that once I receive the invitation letter
Well done! And welcome to a surreal Hotel California of sorts..
Yes, you can modify or request a different date for your appointment - which is usually a formality. Once you get your ROA approved you can wander down to the ID card section and see if they have any walk in quota and get your new ID card sorted on the same day.
This used to be possible pre-Covid, am not too updated on current arrangements which involve multiple levels of queues and holding areas.
Last edited by Eva C; 13-09-2021 at 11:51 AM. Reason: new thread
It was ridiculously easy last week. I'm not sure if I was lucky, but there was no doubt about the possibility of making the ID card application on the same day as the verification of documents. They simply sent me down from the 21st floor (for the document verification) to the 8th floor for the ID card. I arrived 30 minutes before my appointment and had done all processes before my scheduled time. I just have to go back to pick up my new card.
The hardest part of the day was finding the correct lifts (and that was actually pretty well signposted to be honest)
In other countries, when converting from a temporary visa to permanent resident, usually some hoops to jump through, some money to pay, but for Hong Kong its just something that happens free and easily after 7 years whether you want it or not.