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Birth registration - daily quota?

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    TeamNZ is offline Registered User
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    Birth registration - daily quota?

    Hi, I just tried to book online for the birth registration for our baby born Jan 6th and it is so fully booked that we cannot get in until late Feb this will put us past 42 days.

    Has anyone done the walk in to register what is the likelihood of getting in on the walkin quota?

    I would like to avoid the $140 fee(post 42 days) and get the BC so that we can start arranging a passport.

    Thanks very much

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    My husband's just gone in first thing in the morning with all the necessary documents and never had a problem We've had 2 children in HK.

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    At Queensway, a queue of people starts forming outside the registry early (about 8:15 or 8:30) and the registry staff come down and distribute queue numbers at about 8:45am. If you go early, you should have no problem.

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    My husband went to Queensway about 15 min before it opened and got in around number 12 or so (can't remember exactly)...

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    Living in Sai Kung you will be best to go to Shatin.
    We did this recently and it was no problem. We didn't get there super early and were one of the last before the quota was full.
    The earlier you get there the less likely you will not make the quota.

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    I don't think you can just go to any registry office.

    It all depends on where you delivered as the hospital forwards the documents to it's designated registry office.

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    Yes, it depends which hospital baby is born. Here is a list of hospitals and the respective registry

    http://www.gov.hk/en/residents/immig...ress/index.htm

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    Thanks all for your replies, yes we went to Shatin arrived before it was open and were home before lunch.

    However.... big surprise as they don't print the "family name" on the birth certificate, how weird is that?! Hubby tried to question it and was told in no uncertain terms this is standard procedure.

    We have no issue with it but NZ Passport office were somewhat perplexed when I rang them to discuss passports.... I can't help but think this may cause a few challenges in the future.

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