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Hong Kong VFS Global Biometrics processing time for 600 Visa


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Old 07-11-2019, 03:23 AM
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Hong Kong VFS Global Biometrics processing time for 600 Visa

Hi all,

A friend is currently in the process of applying for a Visitor Visa (600) for her holiday in August (starting mid August). She is a Filipino who is working in HK. Only finally submitted the application on Monday, and immediately had a response about booking for Biometric data collection for the application. She had the appointment this morning, but they've advised her that they send the fingerprint scan and digital photo to her and that it would be in 2 to 3 weeks.

Just wondering if anyone has any experience or know anyone who does with this process?

Doing the maths, 11th July today, add 2 weeks is the 25th July.. then 16-26 days for the application to be processed.. makes it the 10th-20th of August, so at best bet on the indicated times leaves no time to actually buy plane tickets, etc..


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Old 07-11-2019, 05:55 AM
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How did she apply, paper or online and who sent the request for biometric data?

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Old 07-11-2019, 11:59 PM
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Online through Dept Home Affairs (Immi account). Provided biometrics request letter to VFS Global.

Yesterday afternoon the biometrics reference under Actions (which currently just shows 'Attach Documents' and 'Health Assessment') disappeared, so I assume it's been received by them. We marked off the documents requested as being attached also, so now it's flagged as being assessed, so I think my query has been answered

It's just weird they said 2-3 weeks and emailed and not provided to the immigration department. I have a feeling there might have been some mis-communication and they were thinking this was a tourist visa application made through VFS and that they'd send the result via email in 2-3 weeks (per the current processing times for these Visas).


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