Smart ID replacement announced

January 12, 2022

The fifth cycle of the citywide identity card replacement exercise will start on April 4, the Immigration Department announced today.


Hong Kong residents born in 1989, 1990 or 1991 should apply for a new smart identity card at any Smart Identity Card Replacement Centre from April 4 to June 10.


Those born in 1992, 1993, 1994 or 1995 are invited to replace their cards between June 11 and September 7, while those born in 1996, 1997, 1998, 1999 or 2000 have to do so from September 8 to December 10.


Hong Kong residents born in 1954 or before who hold the old form of smart identity cards are required to replace their cards between April 4 this year and January 14 next year.


The department reminded people who born in 1980, 1981 or 1982 that their specified period for identity card replacement will end on January 18. Those who have not yet applied for a new smart identity card should make an application as early as possible.


Bookings can be made online, through the department's mobile application or by calling the 24-hour hotline at 2121 1234.


Each eligible applicant can bring up to two people with disabilities, in addition to two seniors aged 65 or above, to replace their identity cards together.


Starting from April 4, all eligible applicants aged 65 or above may also choose to visit any of the centres and apply for identity card replacement on their own.


Call 2824 6111 for enquiries.

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