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For overseas driving license holders who wish to drive in Hong Kong, they may do so through one of the following means-

  • Apply for a full driving license by direct issue without test;
  • Apply for a temporary driving license; or
  • Driving on strength of their valid overseas driving license or international driving permit if they are visitors to Hong Kong (visitors mean that they arrive at Hong Kong other than to take up residence for a period not exceeding 12 months).


  • Hold an overseas driving license issued by one of the countries or places as listed in Appendix C;
  • The overseas driving license must be:
    • valid or has not expired for more than 3 years; and
    • must be obtained through passing of driving test held in the issuing country or place;
  • The driving entitlement(s) applied for must be equivalent to the class(es) which are authorized to drive by the issuing country or place; 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.

Appendix C:

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  1. Complete an application form TD63A ; and
  2. Submit it to Hong Kong Licensing Office.

Application Form TD63A:

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Required Documents

  • Hong Kong Identity Card (original and photocopy);
  • Relevant travel document (e.g. passport) (original and photocopy);
  • Relevant overseas driving license (original and photocopy);
  • 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 and photocopy);
  • 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 (applicable to a person 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

  • Hong Kong Licensing Office, 3/F, United Centre, 95 Queensway, Hong Kong. (near Exit D of Admiralty MTR Station) Location Map Link to GeoInfo Map
  • 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) Location Map Link to GeoInfo Map
  • Kwun Tong Licensing Office, 5/F, Kowloon East Government Office, 12 Lei Yue Mun Road, Kowloon. (near Exit D4 of Kwun Tong MTR Station) Location Map Link to GeoInfo Map
  • 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) Location Map Link to GeoInfo Map

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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External Links

Driving in Hong Kong for Overseas Driving License Holders:
Transport Department Fees and Charges:
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