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Transport Department launches electronic permits
     In line with the Government's policy objective of adopting wider use of technology in the provision of public services, the Transport Department (TD) has upgraded its internal systems and introduced electronic processing for the procedures of submission, approval tracking, payment and licence for issuing permits with a view to making the services more convenient. The 14 types of electronic permits (e-permits) will be rolled out in phases starting from today (December 16). 
     Applicants can visit the designated website to fill out the forms, upload the necessary supporting documents and pay the required fee (if applicable) without having to go to the government premises to submit applications. Some electronic applications support "iAM Smart+" or digital certificate that enables users to digitally sign the online applications. If the application is approved, the TD will notify the applicant of the application result by email and issue the e-Permit in "portable document format" (pdf) for downloading and printing.
     These e-permits possess the same legal status as the corresponding paper-form permits. Applicants shall follow the related requirements for displaying the printout of the e-permits in the same way as the existing paper-form permits. At the same time, the prevailing submission channels and services arrangements for applying the paper-form permit will remain unchanged.
     In addition, both paper-form permits and e-permits are added with encrypted "Quick Response code" (QR code) containing the same information as that contained in the existing paper-form permits. Since the QR code has been encrypted, the general public cannot read the information contained inside. Police officers can scan the QR codes with mobile devices to authenticate the displayed e-permits. 
     Details of the 14 types of e-permits are listed below:
Launch date Name of e-permits
December 16, 2022
  • Expressway Permit
  • Excess Passengers Permit
  • Movement Permit
  • Long Load/ Wide Load Permit
To roll out in phases from the first quarter of 2023 onwards
  • Disabled Person's Parking Permit
  • Parking Certificate for Drivers who Carry People with Mobility Disabilities
  • Closed Road Permit (excluding Cross-boundary Vehicles)
  • Restricted Zone Permit
  • Prohibited Zone Permit
  • Bus Lane Permit
  • Lantau Closed Road Permit under the "Driving on Lantau Island" Scheme
  • Passenger Service Licence Certificate
  • Hire Car Permit
  • Closed Road Permit (Cross-boundary Vehicles)
     For application details, please visit the TD's website: www.td.gov.hk/en/electronic_services/index.html. For enquiries, please call 1823 or email to tdenq@td.gov.hk.
Ends/Friday, December 16, 2022
Issued at HKT 16:30
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