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A temporary driving license is generally for applicants with an overseas license that was not issued by one of the countries stated in Appendix C. (See below for Appendix C)


  • Hold a valid overseas driving license of which the issuing country or place is NOT on the list in Appendix C;
  • Apply for a driving test within 3 months after the date of arrival in Hong Kong; and
  • Satisfy any one of the requirements listed below:
    • have resided in the overseas country or place of issue for a period of not less than 6 months during which the license was issued; or
    • have held the license for 5 years or more immediately prior to the application; or
    • hold a passport or equivalent travel document of the country or place in which the license was issued.
  • If you subsequently fail in any part of the driving test, your temporary driving license will be cancelled immediately.

Appendix C:

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  1. Complete an application form TD181 ; and
  2. Submit it to Hong Kong Licensing Office.

Application Form TD181:

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Required Documents

  • Hong Kong Identity Card (original);
  • Relevant travel document (e.g. passport) (original);
  • Relevant overseas driving license (original);
  • An officially certified translation of your overseas driving license if it is in a language other than English or Chinese;
  • Other relevant supporting documents (original);
  • Address proof (residential address and correspondence address) issued within the last 3 months (e.g. water/electricity/gas/mobile phone bill or bank correspondence);
  • Medical examination report form TD256 duly completed by a registered medical practitioner (only for applicants aged 70 or above); and
  • Required fee (you may make enquiries at the enquiry counters of licensing offices or through 1823 Call Centre, refer to the license fees table (TD341) at the licensing offices, or visit Transport Department's website for information).


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Office Locations & Contacts

Transport Department

Telephone No:(852) 2804 2600
Fax No: (852) 2804 2652

Hong Kong Licensing Office
3/F, United Centre, 95 Queensway, Hong Kong.
(near Exit D of Admiralty MTR Station)
Phone: (852) 2804 2636 (852) 2804 2599

Kowloon Licensing Office
2/F, Cheung Sha Wan Government Offices,
303 Cheung Sha Wan Road, Kowloon.
(near Exit C of Sham Shui Po MTR Station)
Phone: (852) 2150 7728 (852) 2782 0153

Kwun Tong Licensing Office
5/F, Kowloon East Government Office,
12 Lei Yue Mun Road, Kowloon.
(near Exit D4 of Kwun Tong MTR Station)
Phone: (852) 2775 6835 (852) 2348 2150

Sha Tin Licensing Office
2/F, Sha Tin Government Offices,
1 Sheung Wo Che Road,
Sha Tin, New Territories.
(near Exit B of Sha Tin MTR Station)
Phone: (852) 2606 1468 (852) 2691 1242

The service hours of the four Licensing Offices are as follows:

  • Monday to Friday 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. (open during lunch hours)
  • The Offices will be closed on Saturday, Sunday and Public Holidays.

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