Persons born in 1957, 1958 or 1959 have to replace their smart identity cards from 16 November 2019 to 17 February 2020 while those born in 1960 or 1961 have to replace their smart identity cards from 18 February 2020 to 20 April 2020. Eligible applicants can now make appointment for replacement of smart identity cards.
Starting from 18 February 2020, applicant may bring along two family members or friends aged 65 or above and two persons with disabilities (who have met the replacement requirements) to replace identity cards. For details, please click here.
(Since the public transport services have been affected from time to time recently, the services of the Replacement Centres may be suspended earlier. Before proceeding to Replacement Centres, applicants are advised to click here to browse the latest Government press release, or to call the Replacement Centres during working hours.)
The Territory-wide Identity Card Replacement Exercise has commenced on 27 December 2018. All smart Hong Kong identity card holders will be invited by phases, i.e. the call up programme, to have their existing smart HKICs replaced at the dedicated smart identity card replacement centres.
The new Smart Identity Card has been introduced on 26 November 2018. Its security features, card durability as well as chip technology on personal data protection have been enhanced.
You can browse videos or photos in relation to the New Smart Identity Cards and the Territory-wide Identity Card Replacement Exercise.