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Are domestic helper visa processing timelines affected by the current situation in Hong Kong?

Over the past several weeks, Hong Kong has seen multiple large-scale protests and rising tensions in response to the Extradition Bill. It is unclear when these issues will be resolved and there have been growing concerns from both the local and international community. 

However, Hong Kong continues to be largely safe and running-as-normal outside of the protest-related activities. See this article on how to stay updated on happenings. 

Both Hong Kong and Philippines authorities continue to process visas. Fair Employment Agency and our partner agency continue processing and deploying Filipino workers as usual. However, there are some delays to regular timelines, due to glitches in an online system in the Philippines for overseas employment certificate (OEC). These delays are not related to the current situation in Hong Kong. 

We will continue to update this post if there are any changes.

 

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Last updated on October 30th, 2019
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