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Starting from March 1, 2021, government employees and members of the public are required to scan the QR code of the LeaveHomeSafe mobile app (www.leavehomesafe.gov.hk) or register their names, contact numbers, the date and time of visits before entering government premises for necessary contact tracing if a confirmed case is found. To fight the epidemic together, we appeal for visitors' co-operation with the instructions given by the staff on site. As a result of the arrangement, the waiting time for public services or entering the relevant premises may be lengthened. We appeal for your understanding.

Persons born in 1977, 1978 or 1979 and holding old form of smart Hong Kong Identity Cards (HKICs) (i.e. identity cards with date of issue from June 23, 2003 to November 24, 2018) should apply for new smart identity cards in person at a Replacement Centre from September 20 to November 18, 2021. For persons born in 1980, 1981 or 1982 and holding old form of smart HKICs, their specified period for HKIC replacement is from November 19, 2021 to January 18, 2022.

Persons being called up before and are unable to replace their HKICs within their specified period due to the epidemic shall apply for HKIC replacement at the Replacement Centres. Flexible arrangement will be made according to the applicant's situation.

You may make appointment and prefill forms through the Immigration Department's Mobile Application or website www.gov.hk/newicbooking before visiting the Replacement Centres for enjoying a faster registration process.

The Territory-wide Identity Card Replacement Exercise
The Territory-wide Identity Card Replacement Exercise has commenced since December 27, 2018. The old form of smart identity card holders will be invited by phases, in accordance with the replacement schedule, to have their existing smart HKICs replaced at the dedicated smart identity card replacement centres.
Caring Arrangement

Caring Arrangement

Holders of Hong Kong Identity Cards (HKICs) who have been called up under their age groups may bring along two persons with disabilities, in addition to two family members or friends aged 65 or above, to replace HKICs together.
New Smart Identity Card

New Smart Identity Card

The new Smart Identity Card has been introduced on November 26, 2018.  Its security features, card durability as well as chip technology on personal data protection have been enhanced.

Videos / Photos

Videos / Photos

You can browse videos or photos in relation to the New Smart Identity Cards and the Territory-wide Identity Card Replacement Exercise.

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