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Passport and Visa Office Close on May 2 and the Suspension of Same Day Visa Service between May and July


Per holiday schedule, the Passport and Visa Office will be closed on Monday, May 2, 2011 and will resume business on Tuesday, May 3, 2011.


Meanwhile, due to drastic increase of applications in the recent and coming months, some adjustment will be made to the following services:

1.        Same day visa service will be suspended during the months of May, June and July, 2011.

2.        Issuance of Living Certificate will be suspended on May 3-10, 2011.


Business hours and pick up time frame for other services will remain unchanged. For more information, please check the Passport and Visa Office's website at


For inquiries, please call at 212-868-2078 (Dial 8 to speak to the information desk at 9:30-12:00 and 13:30-15:30) or send E-mail to


As there are usually more applicants on the first two days following the holiday closure and after 10 am on weekdays, it is suggested that applicants avoid peak days and hours so as to reduce waiting time in line.

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