Hong Kong Tax Newsflash
Immigration Department appeals to residents to make appointments before applying for identity cards
Published date: 8 February 2023
On 1 February 2023, the Immigration Department (ImmD) spokesman said that recently a large number of residents have approached the Registration of Persons Offices (ROP Offices) and Smart Identity Card Replacement Centres (SIDCCs) for identity card services without making appointments.
The ImmD reminds residents to make appointments for applications before proceeding to ROP Offices or SIDCCs which, to ensure residents could apply for identity cards in a smooth and orderly manner, will not handle applications without appointments. For applicants without an appointment but have an urgent need to replace their identity cards which have been lost, destroyed, damaged or defaced, the ROP Offices will offer assistance based on individual circumstances.
- Members of the public can make an appointment via the ImmD mobile application, the Internet or the 24-hour telephone booking hotlines.
- Residents may scan the QR codes to download the ImmD mobile application or make an appointment for identity card application via the Internet.
- The ImmD appeals to applicants to pre-fill the application form when making appointments through the mobile application or the Internet for faster procedures.
For more information, please visit: https://www.info.gov.hk/gia/general/202302/01/P2023020100206p.htm
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