Holidays and Offices Closure 

8 February 2018

ASIA: Lunar New Year

Immigration and custom clearance offices in many Asian countries will be closed in February in celebration of the Lunar New Year, which falls on the 16th of February this year. The office closures vary from country to country: 

Brunei   17 February
China      15 to 21 February
Hong Kong    16 to 19 February
Indonesia          16 February
Malaysia             16 to 17 February 
Singapore         16 to 19 February
South Korea      16 to 19 February 
Taiwan               15 to 20 February 
Vietnam             14 to 20 February 

 How does this affect the client?

Delays of up to one week in processing immigration applications should be expected. Custom clearance of household goods may also be delayed, and demurrage charges for shipments arriving in the holiday period may apply. 





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