HK residents born in 1983-1984, 1987-1988 should apply for new smart HKID cards

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Hong Kong residents born in 1983, 1984, 1987, and 1988 can apply for the new smart identity cards in person at a Smart Identity Card Replacement Centre (SIDCC) starting on Jan. 19, until April 2, 2022, as announced by the Immigration Department on Wednesday.

Those holding the old form of smart identity card should bring their identity card.

Permanent residents, non-permanent residents who are permitted to take up employment in Hong Kong including foreign domestic workers (FDWs), investors, and students living in Hong Kong are included in the Territory-wide Identity Card Replacement Exercise and should apply for new smart identity cards in person at SIDCCs during specified periods.

All Smart Identity Card Replacement Centres (SIDCCs) are open from 8:00 a.m. to 10:00 p.m., from Monday to Saturday, except for public holidays.

The ImmD appeals to the applicants to use the ImmD mobile application or the 24-hour telephone booking hotline 2121 1234 to book an appointment to avoid gathering crowds.

Applicants should also pre-fill the application form when booking an appointment using the mobile application or the internet for faster identity card replacement.

The Authorities are also implementing a caring arrangement under each eligible applicant for identity card replacement and can bring up to two family members or friends aged 65 or above and two persons with disabilities to replace their identity card together during the same visit to a SIDCC.