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How To Apply For A Hong Kong Identity Card – Updated March 2023 – Waiting Times A Nightmare

March 27th, 2023

Posted in Employment Visas, Family Visas, Feature Article, Investment Visas, Musing, Special Programmes, The Hong Kong Visa Geeza /


ImmD publish a useful series of video on their YouTube channel. The 2 videos which follow teach you how to go about applying for a Hong Kong Identity card. These links have now been updated as of March 2023.

The post today is topical as the Territory-Wide Smart ID Card Replacement Exercise came to an end earlier this month and it has been a nightmare for Residents to get timely appointments for new ID cards ever since. No walk in appointment allowed either.

No doubt this will get better soon but waiitng times of more than one month are routine with all online booking slots taken up as soon as they become available.

How To Apply For A Hong Kong Identity Card

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The Hong Kong Visa Geeza (a.k.a Stephen Barnes) is a co-founder of the Hong Kong Visa Centre and author of the Hong Kong Visa Handbook. A law graduate of the London School of Economics, Stephen has been practicing Hong Kong immigration since 1993 and is widely acknowledged as the leading authority on business immigration matters here for the last 24 years.

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