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Hong Kong - Apply for Passport

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Introduction

This page contains information on how to apply for a passport in Hong Kong.

Eligibility

  • Must be a Chinese citizen
  • A permanent resident of the HKSAR
  • A holder of a valid Hong Kong permanent identity card

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Instructions

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Required Information

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

Procedure

There are two types of application, local application and overseas application. Select and fill in the correct application form for the specific category you are applying to.

In person

  • The application forms can be downloaded below. (Download the appropriate form.)
  • Use block letter and black or blue inked pens in answering the application form. For under 16 years of age applicants, the application form must be signed by a parent or legal guardians.
  • Submit the application form with the specified photograph
  • for local applicants, please follow the link for booking an appointment http://www.gov.hk/en/residents/immigration/traveldoc/hksarpassport/booktraveldoc.htm


By Post

You can send your application by post to:

Travel Documents and Nationality (Application) Section
Immigration Department
4th Floor, Immigration Tower
7 Gloucester Road, Wan Chai
Hong Kong


Drop-in

Except for replacement of lost or damaged passport, you can put the application in the drop in boxes that processes the travel document application at any the Immigration Offices.


Online

Except for replacement of lost or damaged passport or amendment of personal particulars in passport, you can submit your application online if you meet the standards below:

  • eligible for an HKSAR Passport
  • aged 11 or above
  • able to collect your new passport in person at the selected Immigration Office

Note:Unmarried applicants aged 11 and 17 years of age must be accompanied by consenting parent or legal guardian for collection of passport in person, for appending his/her signature on the to application form.


For 18 years and above

  1. Complete the applicable online application form.
  2. Upload a recent photograph that meets the standard and also the copy of existing permanent identification card.


For 16 and 17 years of age

  1. Complete the applicable online application form.
  2. Upload the following:
    1. recent photograph that meets the standard
    2. copy of your existing permanent identity card (PIC)
    3. copy of your consenting parent or legal guardian's Hong Kong identity card or valid travel document
    4. copy of your birth certificate
    5. if married, letter of consent from parents or legal guardian isn't required, only a copy of your marriage certificate is required


For 11 to 15 years of age

  1. Complete the applicable online application form.
  2. Upload the following:
    1. recent photograph that meets the standard
    2. copy of your existing permanent identity card (PIC)
    3. copy of your consenting parent or legal guardian's Hong Kong identity card or valid travel document
    4. copy of your birth certificate


For collecting the passport you can book here https://webapp.immd.gov.hk/eservices-epass-appointment_1_1_44/common/baseFrame.jsp?mpage=..%2Fepasscollapt%2FepassCollAptIndex.do%3FtokenId=509-f89df1bff0894670a31cd04a9b19f9aa%26serviceId=509%26userLang=en%26userCountry=us

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Required Documents

  • Appropriate application form
  • Colored photograph with plain white background (40mm (width) X 50mm (height))
  • Copy of your existing Hong Kong permanent identity card (PIC) and other supporting documents (if any)
  • Consenting parent or legal guardian's Hong Kong identity card or valid travel documents (for 17 years of age and below applicants)
  • Child's birth certificate (for 17 years of age and below applicants)

Fees

For persons aged 16 or above (valid for 10 years)

  • 32 pages – HK$370 (or US$48)
  • 48 pages – HK$460 (or US$59)

For children aged under 16 (valid for 5 years)

  • 32 pages – HK$185 (or US$24)
  • 48 pages – HK$230 (or US$29.5)


Surcharges for Applicants Outside Hong Kong

Delivery by double registered air mail

  • HK$43 (or US$6)

Delivery by express despatch service

  • Asia-Pacific – HK$125 (or US$16.50)
  • North America and Europe – HK$180 (or US$23.50)
  • Rest of the world – HK$250 (or US$32.50)

Bank handling charge (If the cheque or bank draft is not drawn on a bank in the HKSAR or not in HKSAR currency)

  • HK$100 (or US$13)

Validity

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e.g. Birth Certificate Valid Forever

Documents to Use

Local application form (Form ID 841) for persons aged 16 or above - http://www.immd.gov.hk/pdforms/id841n.pdf

Local application form (Form ID 842) for children aged under 16 - http://www.immd.gov.hk/pdforms/ID842n.pdf

Overseas application form (Form ID 843) for persons aged 16 or above - http://www.immd.gov.hk/pdforms/ID843n.pdf

Overseas application form (Form ID 844) for children aged under 16 - http://www.immd.gov.hk/pdforms/ID844n.pdf

Sample Documents

http://www.gov.hk/en/residents/immigration/images/cheque_en.gif

Processing Time

The normal processing time is 10 working days after all the complete documents have been received. For online application, it takes additional 2 to 3 working days.

Office Locations & Contacts

Offices in Immigration Headquarters

Immigration Tower,
7 Gloucester Road, Wan Chai
(MTR Wan Chai Station - Exit A5)


Immigration - Hong Kong Island Travel Documents Issuing Office

2nd Floor, Harbour Building, 38 Pier Road, Central
(MTR Sheung Wan Station - Exit E4)
2852 3047, 2824 6111, 2877 7711
enquiry@immd.gov.hk


Immigration - East Kowloon Office

Level 2, Sceneway Plaza, Sceneway Garden, 1-17 Sceneway Road, Lam Tin
(MTR Lam Tin Station - Exit B)
2347 3492, 2824 6111, 2877 7711
enquiry@immd.gov.hk


Immigration - West Kowloon Office

M/Floor, Yau Ma Tei Carpark Building, 250 Shanghai Street, Yau Ma Tei
(MTR Yau Ma Tei Station - Exit C)
2359 4426, 2824 6111, 2877 7711
enquiry@immd.gov.hk


Immigration - Sha Tin Office

3rd Floor, Sha Tin Government Offices, 1 Sheung Wo Che Road, Sha Tin
(MTR Sha Tin Station - Exit B)
2158 6419, 2824 6111, 2877 7711
enquiry@immd.gov.hk


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)
2651 8644, 2824 6111, 2877 7711
enquiry@immd.gov.hk


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 4145, 2824 6111, 2877 7711
enquiry@immd.gov.hk


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External Links

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