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Hong Kong - Apply for Identity Card

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Introduction

This page contains information on how to apply for an identity card in Hong Kong.

Eligibility

  • Hong Kong citizen
  • 11 years of age and above

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Instructions

Please provide instructions on obtaining the certificate/documents.
e.g. The state office holds birth records since january 1908.

Required Information

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1. Date of Birth.
2. City or County of Birth.

Procedure

  • You need to verify first if you are eligible for a permanent identity card. Fill in the appropriate application form with complete information.
  • Along with the application form, submit the required documents.
  • If verified eligible, then you can now proceed to register an identity card.
  • Once you are 11 years of age, you need to register for an identity card. You can download the application form below.
  • Fill in the application form with complete information.
  • Make an appointment online thru Online Appointment Booking or you can call the 24-hour telephone appointment booking hotline 2598 0888.
  • In registering you need t be accompanied by the parent or legal guardian.
  • The Identity card can be collected in person or by an authorized representative

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Required Documents

For verification of eligibility

  • Hong Kong identity card (if any) and travel document showing your current condition of stay in Hong Kong
  • Proof of permanent residence status.
    • Chinese citizen born in Hong Kong
      • Your Hong Kong birth certificate
    • Chinese citizen resident in Hong Kong for not less than 7 years
      • Proof of 7 years continuous ordinary residence in Hong Kong
      • Travel document showing entry to Hong Kong and your current condition of stay in the HKSAR
    • Chinese citizen born outside Hong Kong to a parent listed in the first two conditions
      • Birth certificate (showing your name and those of your parents)
      • Hong Kong permanent identity card of either parent
      • Evidence showing the time when either parent acquired permanent resident status in Hong Kong, such as a travel document
    • Non-Chinese citizen resident in Hong Kong for not less than 7 years
      • Proof of 7 years continuous ordinary residence in Hong Kong
      • Travel document showing entry to Hong Kong and your current condition of stay in the HKSAR
    • Person under 21 years of age born in Hong Kong of non-Chinese citizens
      • Hong Kong birth certificate
      • Hong Kong permanent identity card of either parent
    • Person with the right of abode in Hong Kong only before the establishment of the HKSAR
      • British passport showing the national status as a British Overseas citizen
      • Documentary proof of having the right of abode in Hong Kong
    • Person who was a permanent residents of Hong Kong before 1 July 1997
      • Identity documents
      • Proof of 7 years continuous ordinary residence in Hong Kong
      • Proof of permanent resident status by descent


For registration of identity card

  • If born in Hong Kong, bring the following (must be original)
    • Birth certificate
    • Proof of identity
    • Identity card issued previously (if any)
  • If born outside Hong Kong, bring the following (must be original)
    • Birth certificate
    • One-way Permit (applicable to new arrival from the Mainland holding One-way Permit only)
    • Valid travel document, passport, entry permit or affidavit showing your residential status in Hong Kong
    • Identity card issued previously (if any)

Fees

Application for verification of eligibility and the first issue of permanent identity card are free of charge.

Validity

Explain the time until which the certificate/document is valid.
e.g. Birth Certificate Valid Forever

Documents to Use

Verification of Eligibility form

Form ROP169: Application for Verification of Eligibility for Permanent Identity Card - Applicable for persons 18 years of age or above who are holders of One-way Permit
Form ROP170: Application for Verification of Eligibility for Permanent Identity Card - Applicable for children below 18 years of age who are holders of One-way Permit
Form ROP145: Application for Verification of Eligibility for Permanent Identity Card (For other applicants)

ID card Application form

Form ROP 2: Application by a person from the age of 11 to 17
Form ROP 3: Application by a person under the age of 11

Sample Documents

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Processing Time

The processing of identity card is usually 10 working days.

Office Locations & Contacts

Registration of Persons – Hong Kong Office

8/F, Immigration Tower
7 Gloucester Road, Wan Chai
(MTR Wan Chai Station – Exit A5)
2824 6111

Registration of Persons – Kowloon Office

3/F, Cheung Sha Wan Government Offices
303 Cheung Sha Wan Road, Sham Shui Po
(MTR Sham Shui Po Station – Exit C1)
2150 7933

Registration of Persons – Kwun Tong Office

Shop 25-35 & 43-45
G/F, Wharf T&T Square
123 Hoi Bun Road, Kwun Tong
(MTR Ngau Tau Kok Station – Exit B6)
2755 9545

Immigration and Registration of Persons – Fo Tan Office

Shops 405 & 406
4/F, Jubilee Square
2-18 Lok King Street, Fo Tan
(MTR Fo Tan Station – Exit C)
2653 3116

Immigration and Registration of Persons – Yuen Long Office

Shop B, G/F, Manhattan Plaza
23 Sai Ching Street, Yuen Long (Tai Tong Road Light Rail Station)
2475 4114

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External Links

http://www.gov.hk/en/residents/immigration/idcard/hkic/geninfor.htm

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