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Starting from November 1, 2021, except for exempted persons, all government employees and members of the public are required to use the "LeaveHomeSafe" mobile app (www.leavehomesafe.gov.hk) to scan the venue QR code before they are allowed to enter government buildings or offices. We call on members of the public to download and use the app as soon as possible and appeal for your co-operation with the staff on-site in respect of the instructions given as a concerted effort to minimise the risk of further transmission of the virus. As it will take time to verify personal particulars of exempted persons under the new arrangement, the waiting time for using public services or entering the relevant premises may be lengthened. We appeal for your understanding.

All Smart Identity Card Replacement Centres (“Replacement Centres”) have resumed full services from April 8, 2022. Applicants who have made appointments for replacement of identity cards previously are not required to make another appointment. To shorten the waiting time for service, those without appointments should make one prior to their visit.

Due to previous service suspension of the Replacement Centres, the call-up programme for Hong Kong residents born in 1954 or before, 1983 to 1984 and 1987 to 2000 has been revised. Please click here for more details.

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 faster identity card replacement service.

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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