Applications not processed at Smart Identity Card Replacement Centres

The following identity card applications should be submitted to Registration of Persons Office, and not to any of the nine Smart Identity Card Replacement Centres:

First-time applications – All Hong Kong residents aged 11 or over are required to register for juvenile identity cards while residents aged 18 or above are required to register for adult identity cards. Registrations of identity cards above shall be submitted to Registration of Persons Office, not Smart Identity Card Replacement Centres.

New arrivals
• Holder of an Exit Permit to Hong Kong and Macau (i.e. One-way Exit Permit) should register for identity card in Registration of Persons- Kowloon Office.
• Workers under the Supplementary Labour Scheme should register for identity card in Registration of Persons Office- Kwun Tong Office.
•Except the above, new arrivals whose permission to stay is more than 180 days should register for identity card in any of the Registration of Persons Office.

For replacement of identity card due to loss/ defacement /damage or amendment to be made, applications shall be submitted to one of the Registration of Persons Offices and a fee will be charged. Smart Identity Card Replacement Centres will not process these applications.

Persons aged 11 or above and currently holding a permanent identity card issued overseas should apply for replacement of identity card at any of the Registration of Persons offices within 30 days of their return to Hong Kong.

For information related to addresses and opening hours of Registration of Persons Offices, please click here

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