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Hong Kong - Replace Identity Card

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Introduction

This procedure provides you information on how you can replace your lost or damaged identity card.

Eligibility

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Instructions

For cardholders who lost their cards or those who holds destroyed, damaged or defaced card, you should report to any Registration of Persons Office and apply for a replacement within 14 days, or within 14 days of your return if it is lost or damaged outside Hong Kong.

Required Information

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

Procedure

  1. To apply for a replacement card you will need to go to any Registration of Persons Office.
  2. If you are under 18 years of age, you must be accompanied by your parent or legal guardian when applying for a replacement. The accompanying adult must produce his or her identity card. If you are accompanied by a legal guardian, that person must also produce documentary proof of the legal guardianship.
    If you are under 11 years of age, you should produce your proof of identity (e.g. a valid travel document or passport) or latest school document (bearing photo authenticated by the school, e.g. student handbook or school record card) and one recent photograph (50 x 40 mm full face photo) if you are not taller than 90 cm.
  3. When attending your application interview, be ready to produce the originals of your supporting documents for verification by the registration officer.
  4. Pay the replacement fee.


Notes:

  • For replacement of damaged or defaced identity card, the identity card should be surrendered to the registration officer upon the application for replacement.
  • If you have recovered the lost identity card after submitting a replacement application or obtaining a replacement card, you should return the recovered card to the Registration of Persons Offices or police station immediately.

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Required Documents

  • Applicants under 18 years of age, you must be accompanied by your parent or legal guardian when applying for a replacement. The accompanying adult must produce his or her identity card. If you are accompanied by a legal guardian, that person must also produce documentary proof of the legal guardianship.
  • Applicants under 11 years of age, you should produce your proof of identity (e.g. a valid travel document or passport) or latest school document (bearing photo authenticated by the school, e.g. student handbook or school record card) and one recent photograph (50 x 40 mm full face photo) if you are not taller than 90 cm.
  • Originals of your supporting documents for verification by the registration officer.

Fees

A fee of HK$370 will be charged for the replacement of an identity card.

Validity

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e.g. Birth Certificate Valid Forever

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Processing Time

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Office Locations & Contacts

Immigration Department

Registration of Persons Offices
General Enquiries:
Hotline : 2824 6111
Fax-line : 2877 7711
E-mail : enquiry@immd.gov.hk


Hong Kong
8/F, Immigration Tower, 7 Gloucester Road, Wan Chai
(MTR Wan Chai Station - Exit A5)
Telephone: 2824 6111
Working Hours : 8:45am - 4:30pm (Mon - Fri)
9:00am - 11:30am (Sat)
Closed on Sundays and public holidays


Kowloon
3/F, Cheung Sha Wan Government Offices,
303 Cheung Sha Wan Road, Sham Shui Po
(MTR Sham Shui Po Station - Exit C1)
Telephone: 2150 7933
Working Hours : 9:00am - 4:30pm (Mon - Fri)
9:00am - 12:30pm (Sat)
Closed on Sundays and public holidays


Kwun Tong
Office 3, 2/F, Manulife Financial Centre,
223-231 Wai Yip Street, Kwun Tong
(MTR Kwun Tong Station - Exit B1)
Telephone Number : 2755 9545
Working Hours : 9:00am - 12:45pm & 2:00pm - 4:30pm (Mon - Fri)
9:00am - 12:30pm (Sat)
Closed on Sundays and public holidays


Fo Tan
Shops 405 & 406, 4/F, Jubilee Square,
2-18 Lok King Street, Fo Tan
(MTR Fo Tan Station - Exit C)
Telephone Number : 2653 3116
Working Hours : 9:00am - 12:45pm & 2:00pm - 4:30pm (Mon - Fri)
9:00am - 12:30pm (Sat)
Closed on Sundays and public holidays


Yuen Long
Shop B, G/F, Manhattan Plaza, 23 Sai Ching Street, Yuen Long
(Tai Tong Road Light Rail Station)
Telephone Number : 2475 4114
Working Hours : 9:00am - 12:45pm & 2:00pm - 4:30pm (Mon - Fri)
9:00am - 12:30pm (Sat)
Closed on Sundays and public holidays

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