Drivers given online option for permits

September 26, 2023
More convenient
More convenient:

Drivers can now apply for an International Driving Permit online.

Members of the public can now apply for an International Driving Permit (IDP) through an online service launched today by the Transport Department.


Users of “iAM Smart+” or eligible applicants holding a valid personal digital certificate may apply online via the GovHK website and receive their IDP by post, without the need to visit a licensing office in person.


If the submitted documents and photograph are in order, the department will normally send successful applicants their IDP by registered post within 10 working days of the online application being made.


The department reminded those who plan to drive outside of Hong Kong to allow sufficient time for the IDP applications to be processed.


Citizens may continue to submit IDP applications by visiting licensing offices in person. Appointments can be booked online or by calling 3763 8080 to save queuing time.


Drivers may also send in their IDP applications by post or via the drop-in boxes placed at licensing offices.


Call 2804 2600 for enquiries.

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