April 28, 2023
The National Immigration Administration would extend the validity period of the Mainland Travel Permits for Hong Kong and Macao Residents from May 8. Residents could also apply for renewal of the Permits with the Authorities in the Mainland. We expressed our gratitude towards the Central Authorities for placing importance on the renewal issue that allowed Hong Kong people to travel between the Mainland and Hong Kong conveniently.
In addition, we were grateful to the CE John Lee, Secretary for Constitutional and Mainland Affairs Erick Tsang and the SAR government for their timely and effective communication with the Mainland Authorities soon after our reflection on the renewal issue. The issue was well handled and it embodied the effective communication between the SAR government and the Central Authorities.