The Immigration Department (ImmD) in Hong Kong announced that everyone who was born from 1968 or 1969 must replace their HK identity card now.
You can visit a Smart Identity Card Replacement Centre (SIDCC) from April 1 until June 1, 2019. All SIDCC are open from Mondays until Saturdays, from 8 in the morning until 10 in the evening, except public holidays.
This Identity card replacement aims to cover the entire Hong Kong residents. They should apply for new identification cards personally at the SIDCC. They are qualified to change HK ID as long as they are a permanent resident, non-permanent resident who are taking investment, education or employment in HK.
Furthermore, employers of foreign domestic helpers must arrange a specific time when helpers can personally go to SIDCC to renew their identity cards during the specified schedule.
Appointment booking is also available at www.gov.hk/newicbooking, or you can download the ImmD mobile application. Applicants can also book for an appointment through the telephone number 2121 1234.
When booking appointments through the mobile app or the Internet, the ImmD encourages the applicants to pre-fill up the application form for much faster proceedings.
Applicants must also bring with them their existing smart ID when going to the SIDCC.
Smart Identity Card Replacement Centers:
- Hong Kong Island Smart Identity Card Replacement Centre: Room 200, 2/F, Shui On Centre, 6-8 Harbour Road, Wan Chai
- East Kowloon Smart Identity Card Replacement Centre: Unit 1, 2/F, Manulife Financial Centre and Unit 1B, 3/F, Manulife Financial Centre, Tower A, 223-231 Wai Yip Street, Kwun Tong
- West Kowloon Smart Identity Card Replacement Centre: 12/F, Gala Place, 56 Dundas Street, Mong Kok
- Tsuen Wan Smart Identity Card Replacement Centre: Shop: S201, 2/F, Smartland, 50 Texaco Road, Tsuen Wan
- Sha Tin Smart Identity Card Replacement Centre: Shop G26, G/F and Shop 123, 1/F, Kings Wing Plaza 1, 3 On Kwan Street, Sha Tin
- Sheung Shui Smart Identity Card Replacement Centre: 7/F, Spot, 48 Lung Sum Avenue, Sheung Shui
- Tuen Mun Smart Identity Card Replacement Centre: Shop L414B, Level 4, Leung King Plaza, Leung King Estate, 31 Tin King Road, Tuen Mun
- Yuen Long Smart Identity Card Replacement Centre: Shop 50, G/F, Manhattan Plaza, 23 Sai Ching Street, Yuen Long
- Tseung Kwan O Smart Identity Card Replacement Centre: Shop 20-26, G/F, Corinthia by the Sea, 23 Tong Yin Street, Tseung Kwan O, Sai Kung