Holidays and Closures

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The Consulate General observes both U.S. and Hong Kong holidays and will be closed on those dates. The visa application services call center also observes U.S. and Hong Kong holidays and will also be closed on those dates.

Arrangements in case of Typhoon 8 and Black Rain signal notification by Hong Kong Government

There will be no appointments the day(s) for which the Hong Kong Government issues a Typhoon No.8 or Black Rain Signal.

Individuals with nonimmigrant visa appointments that were cancelled due to the typhoon or black Rainstorm Warning will receive an email inviting them to login in to their account to reschedule their appointment online.  All immigrant visa applicants can reschedule themselves using the Global Support System (GSS) website, and use their Case ID to choose a new appointment time.

Consulate General Dates of Closure

 The following list includes all official holidays (both U.S. and Hong Kong) for 2023.

Dates of Closure - All Dates 2023
Date Day Holiday Country

January 2, 2023


The day following the first day of January (observed Sunday, January 1)

January 16, 2023 Monday

Martin Luther King’s Birthday


January 23, 2023


Second day of Lunar New Year 


January 24, 2023 Tuesday

Third day of Lunar New Year 

January 25, 2023 Wednesday

Fourth day of Lunar New Year

February 20, 2023 Monday

President’s Day

April 5, 2023 Wednesday

Ching Ming Festival

April 7, 2023 Friday

Good Friday

April 10, 2023 Monday Easter Holiday


May 26, 2023 Friday

The Birthday of Buddha

May 29, 2023 Monday

Memorial Day

June 19, 2023 Monday



June 22, 2023

Thursday Tuen Ng Festival L
July 4, 2023 Tuesday Independence Day A
September 4, 2023 Monday

Labor Day

October 2, 2023 Monday

The day following National Day

October 9, 2023 Monday Columbus Day A
October 23, 2023 Monday

Chung Yeung Festival

November 10, 2023 Friday Veterans Day (Observed Saturday, November 11) A
November 23, 2023 Thursday

Thanksgiving Day

December 25, 2023 Monday Christmas Day  A/L
December 26, 2023 Tuesday The first Weekday after Christmas Day L

A – American Holiday
L – Local Holiday

Notes: Three local holidays falling on Saturday are not included in the 2023 holiday schedule: The day following Good Friday, April 8, Hong Kong Special Administrative Region Establishment Day, July 1, and the day following the Chinese Mid-Autumn Festival, September 30.