Can I apply for HKID online?

Applicants are advised to make prior appointment before they come to our offices for services. You can make use of this online service to make an appointment booking for application for the Hong Kong smart identity card before visiting the Registration of Persons Offices.

How do I get a HKID card?

Please visit to make prior appointment and pre-fill the application form. You could also make use of the self-service facilities at our office on the application day to fill in the e-application form in person. If required, our staff will provide necessary assistance.

Can foreigner apply HKID card?

Residents of Hong Kong including persons who hold the following types of visa in Hong Kong, and visitor visa holders (i.e. foreigners) cannot get HKID cards. The Hong Kong Permanent Identity Card is issued to Hong Kong residents who have the right of abode (ROA) in Hong Kong.

How long does it take to get the new HK Smart ID card?

7 working days
The processing time for replacement of identity card is usually 7 working days (excluding Saturdays and general holidays). Applicants should collect their new smart identity cards in person or authorise a representative to do so within the period specified on the notice of collection.

How can I book my ID card online?

How to apply for a Smart ID online

  1. Step 1: Go on to the e-Home Affairs website and register.
  2. Step 2: You will receive an OTP (one-time pin) to confirm your cellphone number.
  3. Step 3: You will receive another OTP to login to your profile.
  4. Step 4: Complete your application form for a smart ID card.

Where can I apply for smart ID?

The service is now available across seven FNB branches, including Merchant Place (Gauteng), Centurion Lifestyle (Gauteng), Lynnwood (Gauteng), Greenpoint (Western Cape), Burgersfort (Limpopo), The Glen (Gauteng) and now Cornubia (KwaZulu-Natal).

What does AZ mean on HKID?

Meaning of symbols on ID card

Code Explanation
Section 1
Y The holder’s date of birth has been confirmed by the Director of Immigration against his/her birth certificate or passport
Z The holder’s reported place of birth is Hong Kong
Section 2

What documents are needed for smart ID card?

First time applicant: Birth Certificate, proof of address and in case of minors, must be accompanied by the parent/s. Permanent resident of South Africa: Green bar-coded ID. First time applicant: Permanent residence certificate and proof of address.

Can I apply for Smart ID Card online?

Apply for your Smart ID or passport. We have partnered with the Department of Home Affairs to make it easier for you to apply online for your Smart ID or passport (new or renewal). Once your documents are ready, you can collect it at one of our specialised branches.

Can I apply for smart ID card online?

e-Home Affairs allows people to apply for their smart ID cards and passports, upload supporting documents and pay for their applications online. The best part of this process is that individuals can now do all of this in the comfort of their own homes.