Smart HKID card replacement on hold due to COVID-19

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A sample Smart HKID card.

For foreign domestic helpers scheduled to replace their Hong Kong identity cards from July 28 to Sept. 22, here’s a reminder.
The Immigration Department has suspended services at the Smart Identity Card Replacement Centres from July 20 until further notice to lower the risk of spreading the novel coronavirus.
For those born between 1957 to 1961 and were unable to replace their ID cards during their call-up period, the Department said they must wait until their services resume.
Those who will collect their new HK ID cards from the Centers will be able to get them beyond the collection period if they cannot claim it within that specified period.
The replacement of old identity cards into the new smart ID cards covers all Hong Kong residents: permanent residents, residents for employment—including foreign domestic workers, and residents for investment or study.