Immigration Department holds Territory-wide Identity Card Replacement Exercise roving exhibition

     The Immigration Department (ImmD) will hold the Territory-wide Identity Card Replacement Exercise roving exhibition at the Atrium, L1, PopCorn 1, No 9, Tong Yin Street, Tseung Kwan O, on February 8 (Wednesday) and February 9 (Thursday) from 10am to 6pm. Members of the public are invited to visit and admission is free.

     The Territory-wide Identity Card Replacement Exercise has entered its final stage. The last application date for replacement of new smart identity cards at Smart Identity Card Replacement Centres has been extended from the original date, February 11, 2023, to March 3, 2023, while the identity card collection service will be maintained through to March 3, 2023.  
     Apart from informative panels, a transparent touch screen display and promotional videos introducing the new smart identity card will be set up on site. Moreover, relevant promotional materials and souvenirs will be distributed. 
     On the other hand, an ImmD spokesman said, "The old form of the smart identity card is still valid. Eligible Hong Kong residents who are unable to have their identity cards replaced on or before March 3, 2023, due to an absence from Hong Kong, do not need to rush back to Hong Kong for identity card replacement. They can apply for their new smart identity cards at a Registration of Persons Office within 30 days upon their future return to Hong Kong. Relevant details and appointment arrangements will be announced in due course. In addition, if they return to Hong Kong and stay in Hong Kong for less than 30 days, they would not violate the relevant law for not having their identity cards replaced during that time."

Ends/Monday, February 6, 2023
Issued at HKT 15:55