9 March 2020
The Immigration Department (ImmD) announced today (March 9) that Hong Kong residents born in 1960 or 1961 should apply for a new smart Hong Kong identity card (HKIC) in person at a Smart Identity Card Replacement Centre (SIDCC) (at Annex I) on or before April 20, 2020 (Monday). The SIDCCs will be open from Mondays to Saturdays, from 8am to 10pm (except public holidays).
Furthermore, the caring measure of the Territory-wide Identity Card Replacement Exercise (Replacement Exercise) has been extended to persons with disabilities (PwDs). An eligible applicant for HKIC replacement may bring along up to two PwDs, in addition to two family members or friends aged 65 or above, to replace HKICs together during the same visit to an SIDCC.
PwDs who intend to apply for a new HKIC together with eligible applicants under the aforementioned new measure only need to bring along their existing smart HKIC and provide relevant documentation or information to ImmD as proof of their PwD identity upon HKIC replacement. Examples include the Registration Card for People with Disabilities issued by the Labour and Welfare Bureau, information or documents showing that the applicant is a recipient of Disability Allowance, proof of membership of PwDs service units subvented by the Social Welfare Department, proof of student status of special schools or medical proof (e.g. patient's follow-up record, etc.).
The accompanied PwD must be a holder of the old form of smart HKIC. If his/her HKIC is the one for juveniles (aged 11 to 17) or minors (under the age of 11), it is worth noting the following:
"The Replacement Exercise covers all Hong Kong residents, who should apply for new smart HKICs in person at SIDCCs during their specified periods, whether they are permanent residents or non-permanent residents taking up employment, investment, residence or study in Hong Kong. Applicants need to bring along their existing smart HKICs when they proceed to the SIDCCs. If eligible Hong Kong residents are absent from Hong Kong during their call-up period, they can apply within 30 days of their return to Hong Kong," an ImmD spokesman added.
Eligible applicants may make appointment bookings via the Internet (www.gov.hk/newicbooking), the ImmD mobile application or the 24-hour telephone booking hotline 2121 1234. To make an appointment booking via the Internet or to download the mobile application, please scan the attached QR codes (at Annex II). The ImmD appeals to applicants to pre-fill the application form when making appointment bookings through the Internet or mobile application in order to enjoy faster service.
For details of the Replacement Exercise, please visit the website www.smartid.gov.hk or call the ImmD's enquiry hotline at 2824 6111.
Smart Identity Card Replacement Centres
All replacement centres open from 8 am to 10 pm, Mondays to Saturdays (except public holidays). Their addresses are as follows:
|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 & 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|
Online Appointment Booking for Replacement of Identity Cards
(Territory-wide Identity Card Replacement Exercise)
ImmD Mobile Application