Processing of Smart ID card applications resumes

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The Immigration Department has started to accept applications for Smart identity cards this week in line with the gradual resumption of public services in the special administrative region.

The Smart ID application has been halted for a while since late January after the government imposed a special work arrangement where civil servants were ordered to work from home to help minimize social interaction as a precautionary measure against the novel coronavirus-disease (COVID-19). The city has recorded at least 100 COVID-19 cases.

Filipino migrant workers in Hong Kong who were born in 1960 and 1961 can now book their appointment online for their Smart identity card application.

Those who were unable to also proceed with their application due to the one-month suspension of government services following the increase of novel coronavirus-disease infections in Hong Kong can also re-apply now. This applies to those born in 1957, 1958 and 1959, who were initially given an application period of only until Feb.17.

Overseas Filipino Workers should book an appointment as well as pre-fill forms online and go to any of the following Smart Identity Card Replacement Centres:

The Immigration Department said that those who failed to apply for a new Smart Identity Card within the period set for them can be penalized with a maximum fine of $5,000.