How do I get a Hong Kong resident card?

Applicants can apply to register for an identity card at any Registration of Persons Office, with the following exception: Arrivals from the Mainland holding One-way Permits who are aged 11 or above must have their first registrations for Hong Kong identity card at the Registration of Persons – Kowloon Office.

How do I get permanent HKID?

Application for a permanent identity card/an identity card by a person of the age of 18 years or over

  1. The Territory-wide Identity Card Replacement Exercise – please visit
  2. General Identity Card Application – please visit

Does Hong Kong allow dual citizenship?

Hong Kong took a harder line in February, barring dual citizens from receiving consular protection — a step never before taken in the Chinese city, where dual citizenship is not legally allowed but had been tolerated.

Where can I apply for an identity card in Hong Kong?

Applications for identity cards may be made at any one of the five Registration of Persons Offices. Information on the locations of these offices, their opening hours and telephone numbers is available through the following link.

When do new smart identity cards come out in Hong Kong?

Starting from 26 November 2018, a new form of smart identity card will be issued to replace the existing smart identity card. The new smart identity card has improved in its durability, security features as well as the chip technology and protection of personal data. All Hong Kong residents aged 11 years or…

When does the Hong Kong permanent identity card expire?

The HKID does not expire for the duration of residency in Hong Kong. The Hong Kong Permanent Identity Card (Chinese: 香港永久性居民身份證; Cantonese Yale: Hēunggóng wíhnggáusing gēuimàn sānfánjing) is a class of HKID issued to Hong Kong residents who have the right of abode (ROA) in the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region.

What was the colour of the Hong Kong identity card?

The colour of the stamp identified and differentiated permanent residents (black) from non-permanent ones (green). New immigrants subsequently became known colloquially as “green stampers” ( Chinese: 綠印客; Cantonese Yale: luhk yan haak ).