Permanent residency must be sought soon

PUBLISHED : Thursday, 11 September, 1997, 12:00am
UPDATED : Thursday, 11 September, 1997, 12:00am

People eligible for permanent residency would receive letters reminding them to apply as soon as possible, acting Secretary for Constitutional Affairs Clement Mak Ching-hung said. The process usually takes six weeks. Foreign nationals cannot vote in next year's elections unless they are permanent residents.