Who shall replace identity cards?

The territory-wide Identity Card Replacement Exercise covers all Hong Kong residents, regardless of whether they are Hong Kong permanent residents, or residents for employment (including foreign domestic helper), investment or study.

The arrangement will be as follows:


Cycle Overdue Phase Groups / Year of birth Designated Period of Replacement
A 1 The Chief Executive, Members of the Executive Council, Members of the Legislative Council, Principal Officials, Members of the Immigration Service, Police Officers and Labour Inspectors 27 December 2018 (Thursday) –
30 March 2019 (Saturday)
A 2 1985 or 1986 21 January 2019 (Monday) –
30 March 2019 (Saturday)
A 3 1968 or 1969 1 April 2019 (Monday) –
1 June 2019 (Saturday)
Cycle Current Phase Year of birth Designated Period of Replacement
B 4 1966 or 1967 3 June 2019 (Monday) –
26 July 2019 (Friday)
Cycle Upcoming Phase Year of birth Designated Period of Replacement
B 5 1964 or 1965 27 July 2019 (Saturday) –
23 September 2019 (Monday)
B 6 1955 or 1956 24 September 2019 (Tuesday) –
15 November 2019 (Friday)
B 7 1957 to 1959 16 November 2019 (Saturday) –
17 February 2020 (Monday)
Cycle Upcoming Phase Year of birth Tentative Card Replacement Schedule (for reference only)
8 1960 or 1961 2020 / 2021
(For reference only. The confirmed period of replacement for each phase will be announced in due course.)
9 1962 or 1963 2020 / 2021
(For reference only. The confirmed period of replacement for each phase will be announced in due course.)
10 1970 to 1972 2020 / 2021
(For reference only. The confirmed period of replacement for each phase will be announced in due course.)
11 1973 or 1974 2020 / 2021
(For reference only. The confirmed period of replacement for each phase will be announced in due course.)
12 1975 or 1976 2020 / 2021
(For reference only. The confirmed period of replacement for each phase will be announced in due course.)
13 1977 or 1978 2021
(For reference only. The confirmed period of replacement for each phase will be announced in due course.)
14 1979 or 1980 2021
(For reference only. The confirmed period of replacement for each phase will be announced in due course.)
15 1981 or 1982 2021
(For reference only. The confirmed period of replacement for each phase will be announced in due course.)
16 2005 to 2007 2021
(For reference only. The confirmed period of replacement for each phase will be announced in due course.)
16 2012 to 2018 2021
(For reference only. The confirmed period of replacement for each phase will be announced in due course.)
17 1983 or 1984 2021
(For reference only. The confirmed period of replacement for each phase will be announced in due course.)
18 1987 or 1988 2021 / 2022
(For reference only. The confirmed period of replacement for each phase will be announced in due course.)
19 1989 or 1990 2021 / 2022
(For reference only. The confirmed period of replacement for each phase will be announced in due course.)
20 1991 or 1992 2021 / 2022
(For reference only. The confirmed period of replacement for each phase will be announced in due course.)
21 1993 or 1994 2022
(For reference only. The confirmed period of replacement for each phase will be announced in due course.)
22 1995 to 1997 2022
(For reference only. The confirmed period of replacement for each phase will be announced in due course.)
23 1998 to 2000 2022
(For reference only. The confirmed period of replacement for each phase will be announced in due course.)
24 1954 or before 2022
(For reference only. The confirmed period of replacement for each phase will be announced in due course.)

You may make appointment and prefill forms on the Internet www.gov.hk/newicbooking or through the Immigration Department's Mobile Application before visiting the smart identity card replacement centre so that you may save queuing time and enjoy a faster registration process.

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