Message from Hong Kong regarding Processing Times
"For both new applications and those transferred from offices in the US, the time to interview is roughly the same.
Applicants will be advised of their interview time and date approximately six months following initial assessment of the application and initial assessment generally takes four months from the date of receipt of a perfected application. For transfer cases, this means that applicants will have to perfect their application before it will be assessed.
Interviews generally take place 6-8 weeks following the convocation letter."