Application for HKSAR Passport

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Before Applying

Place of Application: In Hong Kong

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Eligibility

You are eligible to apply for a Hong Kong Special Administrative Region (HKSAR) Passport if you are:

  • a Chinese citizen;
  • a permanent resident of the HKSAR; and
  • a holder of a valid Hong Kong permanent identity card.

Before you submit an application for a HKSAR Passport, read the definitions below to ascertain if you are a person of Chinese nationality and a permanent resident of the HKSAR.

In addition, if you are a permanent resident of the HKSAR but do not have a Hong Kong permanent identity card, you must apply for an identity card before you apply for a HKSAR Passport.

Application for Hong Kong identity card

Chinese National

You are regarded as a person of Chinese nationality if you are a Hong Kong resident:

(a)   of Chinese descent who was born in Hong Kong or other parts of China; or

(b)   who fulfils the criteria of Chinese nationality in the Nationality Law of the People's Republic of China.

If you have declared a change of nationality and are no longer a Chinese national, you are not eligible for a HKSAR Passport.

Nationality Law of the People’s Republic of China

Explanations Concerning the Implementation of the Nationality Law of the People’s Republic of China in the HKSAR

More about Chinese nationality

Permanent Resident of the HKSAR

A person who is within one of the following categories is a permanent resident of the HKSAR:

(a)  A Chinese citizen born in Hong Kong before or after the establishment of the HKSAR;

(b)  A Chinese citizen who has ordinarily resided in Hong Kong for a continuous period of not less than seven years before or after the establishment of the HKSAR;

(c)  A person of Chinese nationality born outside Hong Kong before or after the establishment of the HKSAR to a parent who, at the time of birth of that person, was a Chinese citizen falling within category (a) or (b) above.

More about HKSAR permanent residents who enjoy right of abode in HKSAR

Processing Time

The HKSAR Immigration Department pledges to complete the process of an application in 10 working days after receiving all necessary documents, application fee and photograph and in 14 working days for children aged under 11 not holding a Hong Kong permanent identity card (Working days denote Monday to Friday excluding General Holidays). In general, you can obtain the new passport on the next working day after the completion of the application process by the Immigration Department. For applications not submitted in person (e.g. via drop-in-box), an extra 2 to 3 working days may be required for handling formalities. The processing time may be longer for passport application due to loss, damage or change of personal particulars. Whether this pledge can be met will also depend on the circumstances of individual applications and the number of applications received at a particular time. If you have any travel plans, please apply early.

If you have an urgent need for obtaining a passport, you may approach any one of the immigration offices stating your reasons in writing and producing evidence to support your request. You may be required to collect passport at the Travel Documents (Issue) Section at 4/F, Immigration Tower, 7 Gloucester Road, Wan Chai, Hong Kong. Generally, requests from pleasure trippers for urgent issue of a passport will not be entertained.

Accompanying Children

The passport contains only the personal particulars of the passport holder. You should apply for a separate passport for each of your accompanying children.

Applying

Place of Application: In Hong Kong

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Means of Application

In person

You are required to submit your application in person under the following circumstances:

  • your previous HKSAR Passport has been damaged or defaced;
  • your passport has been lost or is otherwise not available; or
  • you need to amend your personal data in the passport

To shorten your queuing time, please make an appointment booking through the Internet ( www.gov.hk/tdbooking ) or by phone (2598 0888) to submit your application.  Applicants who have not made an appointment booking will be served in accordance with the walk-in quota system, on first-come-first-served basis until the quota is full.

Online booking for travel document applications

Self-service Kiosk

If you are aged 18 or above, you can submit your application via the self-service kiosk at any one of the Immigration Offices that handles travel document applications. If you were born in Hong Kong and aged 11 to 17, you can only submit your HKSAR passport application through the self-service kiosk at Travel Documents and Nationality (Application) Section of the Immigration Headquarters. However, self-service kiosk is not applicable for replacement of HKSAR passport which has been lost/damaged/defaced/is not available or applications required amendment of personal data in the passport for which you should apply in person at counter.

Details for submission of HKSAR passport applications via self-service kiosk

By post

You can send your application by post to:

Travel Documents and Nationality (Application) Section
Immigration Department
4th Floor, Immigration Tower
7 Gloucester Road, Wan Chai
Hong Kong

Drop-in

During office hours you can also put your application (except for replacement of passport which has been lost/damaged/defaced/is not available or amendment of personal particulars in passport) in the drop-in boxes located at any one of the Immigration Offices that handles travel document applications.

Immigration offices for travel document applications

Online

You can submit your application online (except for replacement of passport which has been lost/damaged/defaced/is not available or amendment of personal particulars in passport) if you are:

  • eligible for a HKSAR Passport;
  • aged 11 or above ;
  • holder of a valid Hong Kong permanent identity card (PIC); and
  • able to collect your new passport in person at the selected Immigration Office; for children aged between 11 and 15 and unmarried persons aged 16 or 17, the consenting parent or legal guardian must accompany the child/applicant for collection of passport in person, for appending his/her signature on the application form.

Online application for HKSAR Passport

Application Forms

There are two types of forms for local applications. You can download them, together with the guidance notes.

Local application form (Form ID 841) for persons aged 16 or above 

Local application form (Form ID 842) for children aged under 16 

For replacement of passport which has been lost/damaged/defaced/is not available, you have to complete an additional form (ID645)

For amendment of personal data in the passport, you have to complete form (ID854)

You can also obtain the application forms by:

  • calling (852) 2824 6111;
  • faxing a request to (852) 2877 7711;
  • sending an email to enquiry@immd.gov.hk; or
  • visiting any Immigration office, district office or post office in Hong Kong.

You should complete the application forms in block letters in black or blue ink. Applications for children under 16 years of age must be signed by a parent or legal guardian.

Reminder for Form-filling

  • In completing the application form, please choose the collection office code in the ‘Collection Means’ column.
  • Please state clearly your address and contact telephone number.
  • If you were born in the Mainland, please provide province/municipality in the ‘Place of birth’ column. If you were born overseas, please provide name of the country.
Photograph Requirements

You must submit your application with a recent colour photograph with white background that conforms to the specifications as set out in the photograph requirements page accessible here.

Photograph requirements for HKSAR Passport

If you are making an application for a child who does not have a Hong Kong permanent identity card, please submit an additional colour photograph identical to the one mentioned above.

Supporting Documents

You should bring along the original supporting documents if you are submitting the application in person. In case of postal or drop-in application, please submit application form, photograph and cheque together with photocopies of supporting documents on A4-size paper (i.e. 210 mm X 297 mm). Please note that the photocopies will not be returned to you.

Application for Persons Aged 16 or Above

Please provide the following documents together with your application.

(a) Your Hong Kong permanent identity card.

(b) For first-time applications for passports, your previous Document of Identity for Visa Purposes, if any.

(c) For applications for replacement passports, your previous passport.

Additional Requirements for Applicants Aged 16 or 17

(d) Consenting parent or legal guardian's Hong Kong identity card or valid travel documents.

(e) Your birth certificate to prove the relationship between you and your parent, or a court order, if applicable, to prove that the consenting legal guardian concerned has custodial rights in respect of you.

(f) If you are married, only your marriage certificate is required. Parental or legal guardian's consent and items (d) and (e) are not required.

Note: If you submit the application by post or via drop-in box, please do not enclose originals of the supporting documents. You are required to provide photocopies of the documents listed above [except for item (b),(c)]. You should produce the original copies of such documents together with your previous passport or Document of Identity for Visa Purposes for verification upon collection of your passport.

Application for Children Aged under 16

(a) The child's Hong Kong permanent identity card.

(b) Consenting parent or legal guardian's Hong Kong identity card or valid travel documents.

(c) The child's birth certificate to prove the relationship between the parent and the child, or a court order, if applicable, to prove that the consenting legal guardian concerned has custodial rights in respect of the child.

(d) For first-time applications for passports, the child's previous Document of Identity for Visa Purposes, if any.

(e) For applications for replacement passports, the child's previous passport.

Additional Requirements for Children Aged under 11

(f) School document (e.g. a Student's Handbook bearing the child's name, date of birth and photograph that should be certified by a chop of the school) or other evidence of identity is required. If evidence of identity is not available, a completed Form for Countersignature (ID641) together with a photocopy of the countersignatory's Hong Kong identity card or valid travel document bearing the countersignatory's signature.

Form for Countersignature (ID 641) 

Additional Requirements for Children Aged under 11 Who do not Hold Hong Kong Permanent Identity Cards

(g) An additional photograph (two identical photographs should be submitted in total).

(h) An application form for a Hong Kong permanent identity card, duly completed and signed by the parent or legal guardian of the child.

Form ROP3

(i) Documents in support of the child's right of abode in the HKSAR (such as a birth certificate with 'established' permanent resident status).

Additional documents or information may be required if necessary.

Note: If you submit the child's application by post or via drop-in box, please do not enclose originals of the supporting documents [except for item (g), (h) and Form for Countersignature (ID 641)]. You are required to provide photocopies of the documents listed above [except for items (d) and (e)]. You should produce the original copies of such documents together with your child's previous passport or Document of Identity for Visa Purposes for verification when you collect your child's passport.

Additional Requirements for First Time Application from Person born Outside Hong Kong/Mainland/Macau/Taiwan

If the applicant is born outside Hong Kong/Mainland/Macau/Taiwan, please provide the following additional documents for establishing his/her Chinese citizenship:-

  • Applicant’s Hong Kong identity card (if any);
  • Applicant’s birth certificate/official census paper (bearing names of applicant and parents);
  • Applicant’s current travel document(s)(showing the applicant’s photo and personal particulars)/identification document(s)(if any);
  • Natural parent('s/s') Hong Kong permanent identity card(s) (if any);
  • Natural parent('s/s') travel document(s) showing any foreign residential status/ citizenship at the time of applicant’s birth;
  • Official document(s) issued by foreign competent authorities to confirm residential status of applicant and parents, including the date of acquiring the indefinite stay there; and/or
  • Official proof of the applicant’s Chinese citizenship (if any).
Fee

For applications submitted in person, you can pay the necessary application fee in cash, by EPS or by a crossed cheque payable to 'The Government of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region'. For applications submitted through Self-service Kiosk, you must pay the necessary application fee by EPS. For applications submitted by post, please send a crossed cheque. Post-dated cheques will not be accepted.

For online application, you must pay the necessary application fee at the time of application by paying online through PPS or credit card (VISA and MasterCard only).

Fee

Important Notes

If you are submitting your application in person, please bring along with the original supporting documents for verification.

If you are sending your application by post or depositing it into the drop-in boxes:-

(a)  Please send in the application form, photograph and cheque along with photostat copies of the supporting documents. All photostat copies submitted should be made on A4 size( 210mm X 297mm ) paper and will not be returned.

(b)  Please fill in your cheque as shown below. The cheque should be crossed, made payable to "The Government of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region", properly dated and signed. Post-dated cheque is not accepted. No cash should be sent along with the application.

(c) An application with insufficient supporting documents will not be processed and will be returned to the applicant. Additional documents or information may be required if necessary.

After Applying

Place of Application: In Hong Kong

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Collection of Passports for Application Submitted Online

You must collect your new passport in person by producing your permanent identity card, the original copies of supporting documents (if any) submitted in the application for verification and your existing HKSAR Passport or Document of Identity for Visa Purposes (if any) for cancellation and appending your signature on the application form. For children aged between 11 and 15 and unmarried persons aged 16 or 17, the consenting parent or legal guardian must accompany the child/applicant for collection of passport in person, for appending his/her signature on the application form. You should collect the passport at the selected Immigration Office. Upon collection, you are required to make a declaration to confirm the correctness of information furnished through online application.

On the collection day, please present the Collection Notice issued by Hong Kong Immigration Department at the Reception Counter or Self-service Tag Kiosk installed at the office for a tag for collecting your / your child's passport. To shorten your queuing time, please make an appointment booking through the Internet (www.gov.hk/tdbooking) or by phone (2598 0888) to collect your / your child's new passport. Applicants who have not made an appointment booking will be served in accordance with the walk-in quota system, on first-come-first-served basis until the quota is full.

Online appointment booking for collection of HKSAR Passport

Collection of Passports for Application Submitted by Post or via Drop-In Box

For persons aged 16 or above

Upon receiving your passport application, the Immigration Department will mail you a notification of the date and office for the collection of your passport. You must collect your passport in person and bring along the originals of the supporting documents for verification.

If you are requesting a replacement passport, the previous passport should be produced for cancellation upon collection of your new passport. If you previously held a Document of Identity for Visa Purposes, you should also produce the document for cancellation.

For children aged below 16

Upon receiving your child's passport application, the Immigration Department will mail you a notification of the date and office for the collection of your child's passport. Your child must attend in person and be accompanied by you or your representative. In the latter case, authorisation must be provided in writing on the authorisation form (ID 678), stating the representative's full name and Hong Kong identity card number. You or your representative will have to produce the originals of the supporting documents for verification.

Authorisation form for the collection of travel document (ID 678)

If you are requesting a replacement passport for your child, the child's previous passport should be produced for cancellation upon collection of the new passport. If the child previously held a Document of Identity for Visa Purposes, you should also produce the document for cancellation.

Children who do not hold a Hong Kong permanent identity card will be issued the identity card together with the HKSAR Passport.

On the collection day, please present the Collection Notice issued by Hong Kong Immigration Department at the Reception Counter or Self-service Tag Kiosk installed at the office for a tag for collecting your / your child's passport. To shorten your queuing time, please make an appointment booking through the Internet (www.gov.hk/tdbooking) or by phone (2598 0888) to collect your / your child's new passport. Applicants who have not made an appointment booking will be served in accordance with the walk-in quota system, on first-come-first-served basis until the quota is full.

Online appointment booking for collection of HKSAR Passport

Collection of Passports for Application Submitted in Person or via Self-service Kiosk

When you submit your application in person or via self-service kiosk, you will be given a collection notice or receipt notifying you of the date and office for the collection of your or your child's passport. You can collect the passport in person or authorise a representative to do so on your or your child's behalf.

Authorisation for passport collection

You should authorise someone close to you to be your representative to collect your or your child's passport. The authorised person must be over 18 years of age and must produce his or her Hong Kong identity card for identification. The signature on the authorisation form (ID 678) must be the same as that signed by the applicant on the application form. The acceptance of your authorisation does not preclude the possibility that you may be required to attend in person.

Authorisation form for the collection of travel document (ID 678)

Your representative must produce the originals of the supporting documents for verification. He or she will also have to produce the collection notice or receipt notifying you of the date and office for the collection of passport as well as your or your child's previous HKSAR Passport or Document of Identity for Visa Purposes as appropriate for cancellation.

On the collection day, please present the Collection Notice issued by Hong Kong Immigration Department at the Reception Counter or Self-service Tag Kiosk installed at the office for a tag for collecting your / your child's passport. To shorten your queuing time, please make an appointment booking through the Internet (www.gov.hk/tdbooking) or by phone (2598 0888) to collect your / your child's new passport. Applicants who have not made an appointment booking will be served in accordance with the walk-in quota system, on first-come-first-served basis until the quota is full.

Online appointment booking for collection of HKSAR Passport

Before Applying

Place of Application: Outside Hong Kong

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Eligibility

You are eligible to apply for a Hong Kong Special Administrative Region (HKSAR) Passport if you are:

  • a Chinese citizen;
  • a permanent resident of the HKSAR; and
  • a holder of a valid Hong Kong permanent identity card.

Before you submit an application for a HKSAR Passport, read the definitions below to ascertain if you are a person of Chinese nationality and a permanent resident of the HKSAR.

In addition, if you are a permanent resident of the HKSAR but do not have a valid Hong Kong permanent identity card, you must apply for an identity card together with the HKSAR passport through the Chinese Diplomatic and Consular Mission.

Application for Hong Kong identity card

Chinese National

You are regarded as a person of Chinese nationality if you are a Hong Kong resident:

(a)   of Chinese descent who was born in Hong Kong or other parts of China; or

(b)   who fulfils the criteria of Chinese nationality in the Nationality Law of the People's Republic of China.

If you have declared a change of nationality and are no longer a Chinese national, you are not eligible for a HKSAR Passport.

Nationality Law of the People’s Republic of China 

Explanations Concerning the Implementation of the Nationality Law of the People’s Republic of China in the HKSAR

More about Chinese nationality

Permanent Resident of the HKSAR

A person who is within one of the following categories is a permanent resident of the HKSAR:

(a)  A Chinese citizen born in Hong Kong before or after the establishment of the HKSAR;

(b)  A Chinese citizen who has ordinarily resided in Hong Kong for a continuous period of not less than seven years before or after the establishment of the HKSAR;

(c)  A person of Chinese nationality born outside Hong Kong before or after the establishment of the HKSAR to a parent who, at the time of birth of that person, was a Chinese citizen falling within category (a) or (b) above.

More about HKSAR permanent residents who enjoy right of abode in HKSAR

Processing Time

If you have a valid Hong Kong Permanent identity card, the processing time of your overseas passport application will normally take about 4 to 6 weeks upon receipt of all necessary documents, fee and photograph. It will take about 6 to 8 weeks for processing a HKSAR passport application if you do not have a valid Hong Kong permanent identity card. The time for forwarding the application and dispatching the prepared passport is excluded. Whether this pledge can be met will also depend on the circumstances of individual applications and the number of applications received at a particular time.

If you have an urgent need for obtaining a passport, you should state the request and the reason on the application form as "additional information", and seek advice from the nearest Chinese Diplomatic and Consular Missions. In case of emergency, for example, you need to return to Hong Kong immediately after you have lost your passport, you may approach the nearest Chinese Diplomatic and Consular Missions. You may also contact the Assistance to Hong Kong Residents Unit of the Immigration Department through the 24-hour hotline (852) 1868 for assistance.

Accompanying Children

The passport contains only the personal particulars of the passport holder. You should apply for a separate passport for each of your accompanying children.

Frequently Asked Questions
  • Q1. Am I eligible for a HKSAR Passport?
    You are eligible to apply for a HKSAR Passport if you are a Chinese citizen, have the Right of Abode (ROA) in the HKSAR and are holding a valid Hong Kong permanent identity card (PIC).
  • Q2. Am I a Chinese citizen?
    You are a "Chinese citizen" if you have Chinese nationality under the Chinese Nationality Law as elaborated in " the interpretation of Chinese Nationality Law when applying in the HKSAR" passed by the Standing Committee of the National People's Congress of the Chinese Government on 15 May 1996. In general, you may have Chinese nationality if you are a Hong Kong resident of Chinese descent and born in Hong Kong or other parts of China, notwithstanding that you hold, or have held Hong Kong British Dependent Territories Citizen passport, British National (Overseas) passport; or any other foreign passport.
  • Q3. I am a person partly of Chinese blood and holding a valid Hong Kong permanent identity card. Am I qualified for a HKSAR Passport?
    Article 4 of the Nationality Law of the People's Republic of China states that any person born in China whose parents are Chinese nationals or one of whose parents is a Chinese national shall have Chinese nationality.

    Article 5 of the same Nationality Law states that any person born abroad whose parents are both Chinese nationals or one of whose parents is a Chinese national shall have Chinese nationality. But a person whose parents are both Chinese nationals and have both settled abroad, or one of whose parents is a Chinese national and has settled abroad, and who has acquired foreign nationality at birth shall not have Chinese nationality.

    It follows that each case has to be considered individually, taking into account the provisions of the Nationality Law mentioned above.
  • Q4. I am a Chinese national holding a valid Hong Kong permanent identity card and a British National (Overseas) passport. Can I apply for a HKSAR Passport?
    Yes, you can apply for a HKSAR Passport.
  • Q5. Can I hold a British National (Overseas) passport and a HKSAR Passport at the same time?
    Yes.
  • Q6. I am a Chinese national holding a valid Hong Kong permanent identity card and a foreign passport. Can I apply for a HKSAR Passport?
    If you have returned to settle in Hong Kong and have not declared a change of nationality to the Hong Kong Immigration Department, you remain a Chinese national and are eligible for a HKSAR Passport.

    (Please note that "settled", in relation to a person's claim to the right of abode in the HKSAR, means ordinarily resident in Hong Kong and is not subject to any restriction on the period of stay in Hong Kong.)

    More about right of abode in the HKSAR
    More about Chinese nationality
  • Q8. How long does it take to get a HKSAR Passport?
    If you have a valid Hong Kong Permanent identity card, the processing time of your overseas passport application will normally take about 4 to 6 weeks upon receipt of all necessary documents, fee and photograph. It will take about 6 to 8 weeks for processing a HKSAR passport application if you do not have a valid Hong Kong permanent identity card. The time for forwarding the application and dispatching the prepared passport is excluded. Whether this pledge can be met will also depend on the circumstances of individual applications and the number of applications received at a particular time.
  • Q9. Can I ask to include my child in my HKSAR Passport?
    No. The passport will contain only the personal particulars of the passport holder. An application should be made for your child for his own HKSAR Passport.
  • Q10. What are the features of the HKSAR Passport?
    The features of the HKSAR Passport are :
    • The passport is in machine readable format that will facilitate the holder's immigration clearance at foreign immigration control points equipped with machine reading facilities.
    • The passport will contain only the personal particulars of the holder. Children of any age should hold their own passport.
    • To tie in with the international trend, the passport is embedded with a contactless chip storing the photo and data which are displayed on the data page.
    • The passport is normally valid for 10 years unless otherwise specified; passport for children under 16 years of age is normally valid for 5 years.
    • The passport states that the holder has the right to return to HKSAR.
    • The passport is valid for all countries.

Applying

Place of Application: Outside Hong Kong

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Means of Application

In person or by post

You should submit your application through the nearest Chinese Diplomatic and Consular Missions, or mail your application direct to the Immigration Department in Hong Kong. Please note that the latter option will require you to present the originals of the supporting documents and collect your passport in person at an Immigration Office in Hong Kong.

Chinese Diplomatic and Consular Missions

Online

You can submit your application online (except for replacement of passport which has been lost/damaged/defaced/is not available or amendment of personal particulars in passport) if you are:

  • eligible for a HKSAR Passport;
  • aged 11 or above ;
  • holder of a valid Hong Kong permanent identity card (PIC) ; and
  • able to return to Hong Kong to collect your new passport in person at the Travel Documents (Issue) Section, Immigration Headquarters; for children aged between 11 and 15 and unmarried persons aged 16 or 17, the consenting parent or legal guardian must accompany the child/applicant for collection of passport in person, for appending his/her signature on the application form.

Online application for HKSAR Passport

Application Forms

There are two types of forms for overseas applications. You can download them, together with the guidance notes.

Overseas application form (Form ID 843) for persons aged 16 or above

Overseas application form (Form ID 844) for children aged under 16

You have to complete an additional form for replacement of passport which has been lost/damaged/defaced/is not available (ID645)

You can also obtain these application forms from the Chinese diplomatic and consular missions at your place of residence.

You should complete the application forms in block letters in black or blue ink. Applications for children under 16 years of age must be signed by a parent or legal guardian.

Reminder for Form-filling

  • Please state clearly your address and contact telephone number.
  • If you were born in the Mainland, please provide province/municipality in the ‘Place of birth’ column. If you were born overseas, please provide name of the country.
Photograph Requirements

You must submit your application with three recent colour photographs with white background that conform to the specifications as set out in the photograph requirements page accessible here.

Photograph requirements for HKSAR Passport

If you are making an application for a child who does not have a Hong Kong permanent identity card, please submit an additional colour photograph identical to the three photographs mentioned above.

Supporting Documents

You should bring along the original supporting documents if you are submitting the application in person in Chinese Diplomatic and Consular Mission. In case of postal application, please submit application form, photograph and cheque together with photocopies of supporting documents on A4-size paper (i.e. 210 mm X 297 mm). Please note that the photocopies will not be returned to you.

Application for Persons Aged 16 or Above

Please provide the following documents together with your application.

(a) Your Hong Kong permanent identity card (Applicant who is not holding a Hong Kong permanent identity card or who is holding an invalid Hong Kong permanent identity card, applicant of the age 18 years or above should complete and sign the application form for a Hong Kong permanent identity card (ROP 143). For applicant under the age of 18 years should submit Form ROP 144, duly completed and signed by the parent or legal guardian).

Form ROP 143

Form ROP 144

(b) For first-time applications for passports, your previous Document of Identity for Visa Purposes, if any.

(c) For applications for replacement passports, your previous passport.

Additional Requirements for Applicants Aged 16 or 17

(d) Consenting parent or legal guardian's Hong Kong identity card or valid travel documents.

(e) Your birth certificate to prove the relationship between you and your parent, or a court order, if applicable, to prove that the consenting legal guardian concerned has custodial rights in respect of you.

(f) If you are married, only your marriage certificate is required. Parental or legal guardian's consent and items (d) and (e) are not required.

Note: If you submit the application by post, please do not enclose originals of the supporting documents. You are required to provide photocopies of the documents listed above [except for item (b),(c)]. You should produce the original copies of such documents together with your previous passport or Document of Identity for Visa Purposes for verification upon collection of your passport.

Application for Children Aged under 16

(a) The child's Hong Kong permanent identity card (Applicant who is not holding a Hong Kong permanent identity card or who is holding an invalid Hong Kong permanent identity card, should submit Form ROP 144, duly completed and signed by the parent or legal guardian).

Form ROP 144

(b) Consenting parent or legal guardian's Hong Kong identity card or valid travel documents.

(c) The child's birth certificate to prove the relationship between the parent and the child, or a court order, if applicable, to prove that the consenting legal guardian concerned has custodial rights in respect of the child.

(d) For first-time applications for passports, the child's previous Document of Identity for Visa Purposes, if any.

(e) For applications for replacement passports, the child's previous passport.

Additional Requirements for Children Aged under 11

(f) School document (e.g. a Student's Handbook bearing the child's name, date of birth and photograph that should be certified by a chop of the school) or other evidence of identity is required. If evidence of identity is not available, a completed Form for Countersignature (ID641) together with a photocopy of the countersignatory's Hong Kong identity card or valid travel document bearing the countersignatory's signature.

Form for Countersignature (ID 641)

Additional Requirements for Children Aged under 11 Who do not Hold Hong Kong Permanent Identity Cards

(g) An additional photograph (four identical photographs should be submitted in total).

(h) An application form for a Hong Kong permanent identity card, duly completed and signed by the parent or legal guardian of the child.

Form ROP144

(i) Documents in support of the child's right of abode in the HKSAR (such as a birth certificate with 'established' permanent resident status).

Additional documents or information may be required if necessary.

Note: If you submit the child's application by post, please do not enclose originals of the supporting documents [except for item (g), (h) and Form for Countersignature (ID 641)]. You are required to provide photocopies of the documents listed above [except for items (d) and (e)]. You should produce the original copies of such documents together with your child's previous passport or Document of Identity for Visa Purposes for verification when you collect your child's passport.

Additional Requirements for First Time Application from Person born Outside Hong Kong/Mainland/Macau/Taiwan

If the applicant is born outside Hong Kong/Mainland/Macau/Taiwan, please provide the following additional documents for establishing his/her Chinese citizenship:-

  • Applicant’s Hong Kong identity card (if any);
  • Applicant’s birth certificate/official census paper (bearing names of applicant and parents);
  • Applicant’s current travel document(s)(showing the applicant’s photo and personal particulars)/identification document(s)(if any);
  • Natural parent('s/s') Hong Kong permanent identity card(s) (if any);
  • Natural parent('s/s') travel document(s) showing any foreign residential status/ citizenship at the time of applicant’s birth;
  • Official document(s) issued by foreign competent authorities to confirm residential status of applicant and parents, including the date of acquiring the indefinite stay there; and/or
  • Official proof of the applicant’s Chinese citizenship (if any).
Fee

You should submit your application with a completed fee payment form (ID 853) and a cheque or bank draft made payable to 'The Government of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region' in Hong Kong or US dollars.

For applications submitted online, you can pay the necessary application fee at the time of application by paying online through PPS or credit card (VISA and MasterCard only).

Fee payment form (Form ID 853) for HKSAR Passport

Fee

Important Notes

If you are submitting your application in person at the Chinese Diplomatic and Consular Mission, please bring along with the original supporting documents for verification.

If you are sending your application by post:-

(a)  Please send in the application form, photograph and cheque along with photostat copies of the supporting documents. All photostat copies submitted should be made on A4 size( 210mm X 297mm ) paper and will not be returned.

(b) Please fill in your cheque as shown below. The cheque should be crossed, made payable to "The Government of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region", properly dated and signed. Post-dated cheque is not accepted. No cash should be sent along with the application.

(c) An application with insufficient supporting documents will not be processed and will be returned to the applicant. Additional documents or information may be required if necessary.

Cheque Sample

Frequently Asked Questions
  • Q1. How to apply for a HKSAR Passport?

    A person who is a Chinese citizen holding a valid permanent identity card of the HKSAR and has the right of abode (ROA) in the HKSAR is eligible to apply for a HKSAR Passport.
    You can submit your HKSAR passport application from Hong Kong or overseas.

    Please see the following links for the required documents, fee and photograph to be enclosed:
    Application for HKSAR Passport
  • Q2. What should I do if I lost my HKSAR passport while travelling abroad?

    If you lost your HKSAR passport while travelling abroad, you should immediately report the loss to the local police and request a copy of the police report. With the documentary proof of the loss, you may contact the Chinese diplomatic and consular mission in that country and request for replacement of travel document. You may also contact the Assistance to Hong Kong Residents Unit of the Immigration Department through the 24-hour hotline (852) 1868 for assistance. The Immigration Department will provide you with information and assistance regarding the processing of travel document.

    Chinese Diplomatic and Consular Missions
    Guide to Consular Protection and Services Outside Chinese Territory
  • Q3. I was born in the Mainland and my child was born overseas, how to fill in the "Place of Birth" column on the passport application form?

    If you were born in the Mainland, you should provide the name of the province, municipality or autonomous region (e.g. Guangdong or Shanghai) at which you were born at the "Place of Birth" column. Your passport will show the name of province, municipality or autonomous region you reported. Whilst your child was born overseas, you should provide the country name (e.g. Canada or Thailand) at which your child was born but the name of province or municipality is not required. Your child's passport will only show the name of country he was born.

  • Q4. Where can I get the application forms for the HKSAR Passport?

    If you are residing overseas, application forms and Notes for Guidance can also be obtained from the Chinese Diplomatic and Consular Missions or the HKSAR Immigration Department.

  • Q5. Children under 11 years of age are not required to hold identity cards. How can they apply for a HKSAR Passport?

    For eligible children under 11 years of age who are not holding PICs, their applications for PICs must be submitted together with their applications for HKSAR Passports. The application form must be signed by a parent or legal guardian. The PIC will be issued together with the HKSAR Passport. For details, please see ID(E)844A "Notes of Guidance for HKSAR Passport application" and ROP(E)144A "Notes for Guidance on Application for a Hong Kong Permanent Identity Card by a person under the age of 18 Resident Overseas”.

After Applying

Place of Application: Outside Hong Kong

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Collection of Passports for Application Submitted Online

You must collect your new passport in person by producing your permanent identity card, the original copies of supporting documents (if any) submitted in the application for verification and your existing HKSAR Passport or Document of Identity for Visa Purposes (if any) for cancellation and appending your signature on the application form. For children aged between 11 and 15 and unmarried persons aged 16 or 17, the consenting parent or legal guardian must accompany the child/applicant for collection of passport in person, for appending his/her signature on the application form. Please collect your new passport at the Travel Documents (Issue) Office, 4/F., Immigration Tower, Wan Chai, Hong Kong. Upon collection, you are required to make a declaration to confirm the correctness of information furnished through online application.

On the collection day, please present the Collection Notice issued by Hong Kong Immigration Department at the Reception Counter or Self-service Tag Kiosk installed at the office for a tag for collecting your / your child's passport. To shorten your queuing time, please make an appointment booking through the Internet (www.gov.hk/tdbooking) or by phone (2598 0888) to collect your / your child's new passport. Applicants who have not made an appointment booking will be served in accordance with the walk-in quota system, on first-come-first-served basis until the quota is full.

Online appointment booking for collection of HKSAR Passport

Collection of Passports for Application Submitted through Chinese Diplomatic and Consular Missions

If you submit your application through a Chinese diplomatic and consular mission overseas, your passport will be delivered to that Chinese diplomatic and consular mission by double registered airmail or express despatch service. You are required to collect your passport in person and produce the originals of the supporting documents for verification. The availability of mail service varies by country.

Collection of Passports for Application Submitted by Post from Overseas

If you submit your application direct to the Immigration Department by post from overseas, the Immigration Department will mail you a notification of the date and office for the collection of your passport. You will have to collect your passport in person at the Immigration Office in Hong Kong and produce the originals of the supporting documents for verification.

On the collection day, please present the Collection Notice issued by Hong Kong Immigration Department at the Reception Counter or Self-service Tag Kiosk installed at the office for a tag for collecting your / your child's passport. To shorten your queuing time, please make an appointment booking through the Internet (www.gov.hk/tdbooking) or by phone (2598 0888) to collect your / your child's new passport. Applicants who have not made an appointment booking will be served in accordance with the walk-in quota system, on first-come-first-served basis until the quota is full.

Online appointment booking for collection of HKSAR Passport

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