Hong Kong’s O1 visa backlog

Person with extraordinary ability in sciences, arts, education, business or athletics

Before 2020 March, Hong Kong issued 10.2 O1 visas per month on average. If we naively assume that the number of visa applications didn’t change during COVID, they are now 13 months behind expectations.

Source: The U.S. Department of State’s Monthly Immigrant Visa Issuance Statistics.
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