New online application platform starts

November 27, 2023

Police today announced the launch of a one-stop online platform for members of the public to conveniently submit permit applications and make payments online.


The Hong Kong Police Force Online Applications Platform provides application services for Closed Area Permits, Road Event Permits and Location Filming in its first phase.


Applications for Electronic Tourism Closed Area Permit will be open starting December 1 to tie in with the second phase of the Sha Tau Kok opening-up plan that will be implemented in January 2024.


Police explained that through the new platform, people can apply for online services by logging in with just one account, saving time spent on queuing and filling out handwritten forms.


They also pointed out that the platform supports multiple registration and login methods, including email, local mobile phone numbers, iAM Smart and iAM Smart+.


Based on the applicants' registration particulars, the platform automatically fills out most parts of the form, sparing them from repeated data entry.


What’s more, users can check the progress of their application anytime via the platform and upload supplementary documents if necessary.


Those who encounter problems when registering, logging in or filling out forms can call the 24-hour hotline 8226 1886 for assistance.


In the future, the platform will roll out other electronic services of the Police Force in phases, such as applications for Sexual Conviction Record Check, Certificate of No Criminal Conviction, checking Criminal Conviction Record Data and applying for assistance in conducting academic researches.

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