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Hong Kong - International Driver Permit (IDP)

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This procedure provides you information about how to obtain an International Driver permit (IDP) in Hong Kong. If you are Hong Kong resident holding a Hong Kong full driving licence and wish to drive abroad, you may apply for issue of an International Driving Permit (IDP).


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Required Information

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


  1. Fill up the application form TD51.
  2. Make sure you have new and two recent passport size photograph.
  3. You could make an appointment by logging into the following website Or you could Call Hotline : 3763 8080 Or You could approach the offices address provided under section Office Locations & Contacts section of this page.
  4. You would have to pay the required fees and you will be provided with a International Driver Permit (IDP).

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Required Documents

  • Two new and recent photographs
  • Filled up application form


Fees related information : Fee Info


The permit is valid for one year from the date of issue

Documents to Use

Application forms that can be used : Application Forms

Sample Documents

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Processing Time

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Office Locations & Contacts

On-line Appointment Booking
Book appointment on-line : Appointment Booking On-line

Or Call Hotline : 3763 8080

  • 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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