Government Departments of Hong Kong Provide Limited Services

In view of the severity of the local COVID-19 epidemic situation starting from the end of November recently. The Hong Kong Government Departments are providing limited public service since 2nd Dec 2020 for at least 2 weeks.

The Updated Service Arrangement of Company Registry 

The Company Registry will provide limited counter services every working day, these limited services includes receiving documents delivered in hard copy as well as collection of certificates for company incorporations. The Public Search Centre will be opened on Monday, Wednesday and Friday.

The opening hours of the Company Registry will be as follows: 

  • 14/F Public Service Hall at Queensway Government Offices and
  • 12/F, One Kowloon, Kowloon Bay

9.30am to 4pm


  • 13/F Public Search Centre at Queensway Government Offices   9.30am to 4pm



The Updated Service Arrangement of The Inland Revenue Department

In order to reduce the flow of people and social contact to stop the spread of the virus in the community. The Inland Revenue Department will only provide the following essential public services:

Offices Opening hours
Central Enquiry Counter From 9am to noon;  1.30pm to 4pm,
Monday to Friday
(only for enquiries relating to tax clearance for taxpayers leaving Hong Kong)
Business Registration Office*
Stamp Office
Central Telephone Enquiry From 9am to 12.30pm;  1.30pm to 4pm,
Monday to Friday



The Updated Service Arrangement of The Immigration Department

Nevertheless, the Immigration Department appeals to applicants to submit applications through its homepage, mobile application, by post or drop-in. As The Immigration Department only provides emergency and essential services. Applicants required to visit its offices for urgent applications should expect a longer waiting time. 

Visa Extension of Stay: Accept urgent applications of extensions of stay by drop-in. Below offices will 

Sections Office
Foreign Domestic Helpers Section 3/F, Immigration Tower, Wan Chai
Extension Section 5/F, Immigration Tower, Wan Chai
Quality Migrants and Mainland Residents Section 6/F, Immigration Tower, Wan Chai
Other Visas and Permits Section 7/F, Immigration Tower, Wan Chai
West Kowloon Branch Office G/F, 28 Kimberley Street, Tsim Sha Tsui
Yuen Long Branch Office 1/F, Yuen Long Government Offices

Travel Documents: Urgent application and collection only.

Below offices will provide services during normal opening hours:

  • 4/F, Immigration Tower, Wan Chai
  • G/F, 28 Kimberley Street, Tsim Sha Tsui
  • 1/F, Yuen Long Government Offices

Identity Cards: Required to make appointment in advance

Below offices will provide services during normal opening hours:

  • 8/F, Immigration Tower, Wan Chai
  • 3/F, Cheung Sha Wan Government Offices
  • 1/F, Yuen Long Government Offices

Right of Abode: All existing services are available

Below offices will provide services during normal opening hours:

  • 25/F, Immigration Tower, Wan Chai


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