Smart ID call-up programme revised

April 7, 2022

The Immigration Department today announced that the Secretary for Security has made an amendment order to revise the call-up programme for people born in 1954 or before, 1983 to 84 and 1987 to 2000 to apply for a new smart identity card.


It said all smart identity card replacement centres will resume full services from tomorrow, adding that the revision aims to enable affected people to replace their Hong Kong identity cards in an orderly manner.


The amendment order will be tabled at the Legislative Council on April 27 for negative vetting.


The department noted that having regard to the COVID-19 epidemic situation and the progress of the identity card replacement exercise, the period for people born in 1983, 1984, 1987 and 1988 to apply for a new identity card was extended and the call-up programme for those born in 1954 or before and 1989 to 2000 was also revised under the amendment order.


Citizens do not need to rush to the centres at the beginning of service resumption to replace their identity cards. They can make appointments for the replacement during the revised call-up period.


To avoid crowds gathering, the department appealed to people to make bookings online, via its mobile app or by calling the 24-hour hotline 2121 1234.


Visit the website or call 2824 6111 for enquiries.

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