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Dear Department of Home Affairs,

I would like to know the current progress of the 188B visa processed by Hong Kong. What the lodge dates of 188B visa applications you are currently processing ? Are you already processing 188B visa applications that are lodged after 2020? What is the current number of visas issued and rejected (please list by different states)?

Yours faithfully,
Amos Hills

FOI, Department of Home Affairs

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FOI Request: FA 21/04/00659
File Number: OBJ2021/11877

Dear Amos Hills

Acknowledgement of Freedom of Information Access request

I refer to your correspondence received on 15 April 2021 seeking access to documents held by the Department Of Home Affairs (the Department) under the Freedom of Information Act 1982 (the FOI Act).
Scope of request

You have requested access to the following:
the current progress of the 188B visa processed by Hong Kong.

What the lodge dates of 188B visa applications you are currently processing?

Are you already processing 188B visa applications that are lodged after 2020?

What is the current number of visas issued and rejected (please list by different states)?

Your request was received by the Department on 15 April 2021 and has been allocated FOI request number FA 21/04/00659 . Please include your FOI request number in all correspondence with the Freedom of Information Section.

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