Three offices with more than 200 staff will be set up to prepare for the July 1 introduction of the right of abode and nationality-related changes. The Director of Immigration said officials were still drafting the bills and arrangements for their implementation. A government source said application forms for right of abode and nationality matters would be available in June. The Chinese have already been given some forms for reference. Applications can be handled immediately from July 1 when the laws are available, the source added. Although talks on the legislative process have run into trouble, there would still be working-level discussions on the practical details of implementation. Another source said they would revise the booklet published yesterday by the Immigration Department on the right of abode issues. Important details on the length of China's 'grace period' allowing returning emigrants to retain permanent residency would be added, he said. The document has been put on the Internet and a hotline has been set up on 2824-4055.