Stranded vehicle measures extended

December 2, 2022

The facilitation measures for cross-boundary vehicles with expired Hong Kong vehicle licences to be returned to the city from the Mainland or Macau for examinations and licence renewal will be extended to June 30, 2023, the Transport Department announced today.


The measures were rolled out last December and allow cross-boundary vehicles stranded in the Mainland or Macau to return to Hong Kong for vehicle examinations and renewal of Hong Kong vehicle licences starting December 27 last year.


The arrangement was extended to December 31, 2022 in June and will now be further extended to the end of next June.


Eligible cross-boundary vehicles may be driven back to the city on a specified date via the Hong Kong-Zhuhai-Macao Bridge (HZMB) port along a designated route to a specified car park or location in the HZMB Hong Kong Port for parking.


The vehicle may then be transferred through a self-arranged towing service to a local designated car testing centre for examination prior to the licence renewal.


Vehicle owners should apply to the department two weeks ahead of the planned date of return.


The approved vehicle should be driven by a designated driver on the date specified in the approval letter.


As a daily limit is set for the number of returning vehicles, car owners should submit their applications as early as possible in person or through an agent by email, post or via a drop-in box.


The department will publish a notice in the gazette to exempt the cross-boundary vehicles approved to return to Hong Kong on a specified date from the regulations on vehicle registration and licensing.


Call 2804 2600 for enquiries.

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