ID cards should be replaced on time

November 25, 2022

Smart identity card replacement centres will not accept applications for the new smart identity card after February 11, 2023, while card collection service is maintained until March 3, 2023, the Immigration Department announced today.


People who have missed their specified call-up periods and have not yet applied for a new smart identity card should call on one of the centres to make an application as soon as possible, the department urged.


Hong Kong residents born in 1996, 1997, 1998, 1999 or 2000 should apply for a new smart identity card no later than December 10 this year.


For Hong Kong residents born in 1954 or before, their specified period for identity card replacement will end on January 14 next year.


The identity card replacement exercise covers all Hong Kong residents, be they permanent residents or non-permanent residents who are permitted to take up employment, make investments, reside or study in the city.


Bookings can be made online, on the department’s mobile app or by calling the 24-hour hotline at 2121 1234.


Call 2824 6111 for enquiries.

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