Immigration begins upgrade of HKICs for those born in 1985 or 1986

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Immigration Tower in Wan Chai

The Immigration Department (ImmD) today (January 21) began replacing the Hong Kong identity cards of residents, including overseas Filipino workers, born in 1985 or 1986.

The ImmD said applicants should bring along their existing smart identity cards when they go to their Smart Identity Card Replacement Centre (SIDCC).

“If their smart identity cards do not bear the ‘A’ , ‘***’ or ‘R’ symbols, they should also bring along their travel documents showing their current residential status in Hong Kong,” the ImmD said.

It said that those born in 1985 and 1986 should have their cards replaced in person starting today until March 30 at an SIDCC.

The SIDCCs will be open from Mondays to Saturdays, from 8 am to 10 pm (except public holidays), Immigration said.

It said eligible applicants may make appointment bookings via the Internet (, the ImmD mobile app or the 24-hour telephone booking hotline 2121 1234.

The ImmD appeals to applicants to pre-fill the application form when making appointment bookings through the Internet or mobile app in order to enjoy a faster registration process.

“For this replacement exercise, the ImmD is implementing a new caring arrangement under which eligible applicants may bring along up to two family members or friends aged 65 or above to replace their smart identity cards together during the same visit,” it said.

The ImmD said it will make announcements on the arrangements for other age groups in due course.

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.

For details of the Territory-wide Identity Card Replacement Exercise, please visit the website or call the enquiry hotline 2824 6111.

The Smart Identity Card Replacement Centres include:

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