TD sends acknowledgement letters to all applicants of Group 1 private driving instructors' licences

     A spokesman for the Transport Department (TD) today (March 11) said that letters were sent to all applicants of Group 1 (private cars and light goods vehicles) Private Driving Instructors' (PDI) Licences to acknowledge receipt of their applications.

     The acknowledgement letter was sent to the applicants' respective addresses registered under the TD with an individual application number printed on the top right hand corner of the letter. The spokesman reminded that if an applicant does not receive the acknowledgement letter by March 18, they should call 2783 8890 for enquiries.

     The TD accepted applications from eligible persons for Group 1 (private cars and light goods vehicles) PDIs' Licences from November 27 to December 11, 2020. The TD received about 28 800 applications in total. As the number of applications exceeds the 169 Group 1 PDIs' Licences proposed to be issued, the TD will hold a ballot to determine the order of processing the applications.

     The ballot will be conducted on April 17 and letters will be sent to individual applicants informing them of their ballot order numbers. The ballot results will be released on the TD's website ( on the same day. Applicants can also check the ballot results by calling 2804 2600 or visiting the Driving Services Section of the TD at 19 Pui Ching Road, Ho Man Tin, Kowloon, during office hours from 9am to 5pm on Mondays to Fridays.

Ends/Thursday, March 11, 2021
Issued at HKT 11:00