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Hong Kong - Apply for Identity Card

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Procedure[edit]

  • 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[edit]

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)



Office Locations & Contacts[edit]

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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Eligibility[edit]

  • Hong Kong citizen
  • 11 years of age and above



Fees[edit]

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



Validity[edit]

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



Documents to Use[edit]

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



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Sample Documents[edit]

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Processing Time[edit]

The processing of identity card is usually 10 working days.



Related Videos[edit]

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Instructions[edit]

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e.g. The state office holds birth records since january 1908.



Required Information[edit]

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



Need for the Document[edit]

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



Information which might help[edit]

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Other uses of the Document/Certificate[edit]

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e.g. Birth Certificate can be used as proof of identity.



External Links[edit]

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



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