Online Application for Verification of Eligibility for Permanent Identity Card
You can make use of an online service to submit your application for verification of eligibility for a permanent identity card. The following will give you the details about using that service.
- Applicants must be staying in Hong Kong legally when submitting applications (regardless of whether by post, drop-in or via the Internet). If you are not physically present in Hong Kong when you apply, your application will not be processed and will be treated as closed.
- Normally, the Immigration Department will take six weeks to process applications if all of the supporting documents provided are in order. Further time may be required depending on the complexity of the application, and the number of applications received at the same time.
Preparing to Submit Your Application
Please read the Notes for Guidance (ROP145A) before completing the application form. You should complete the form online, print it out and append your signature to each page.Notes for Guidance (Form ROP145A)Download Application Form – for persons 18 years of age or above who are holders of One-way Permit (ROP169)Download Application Form – for children below 18 years of age who are holders of One-way Permit (ROP170)Download Application Form – for other applicants (ROP145)
Other than the completed application form, you will need to submit the following supporting documents.
If the applicant holds a Hong Kong smart identity card:
- Copy of Hong Kong smart identity card
If the applicant does not hold a Hong Kong smart identity card
- Copy of pages of a valid travel document containing personal particulars and the latest arrival stamp
- Copy of birth certificate (if any)
Other Documentary Proof
Upon online application, you are required to submit the completed application form and the supporting documents mentioned above. If required, we will notify you in writing to submit further information and documentary proof. Upon receipt of our notice, you may submit the requisite documents online or by post.
File Formats for Document Submission
You should scan the completed and signed application form along with the relevant supporting documents in one of the following formats.
Image type: JPEG or TIF (CCITT-G4)
Image resolution: 200dpi or above
File size: 1Mbytes or below for each file
Please ensure that the scanned document copies are clear and legible, and that each page is in the correct position (i.e. that the copy of the application form has the bar code in the lower right corner).
Application Submission Online
When the application form and supporting documents are ready in an acceptable file format, you can use the following link to access the submission service. You are advised to submit the application through your personal computer to minimise the chance of exposing your information to unauthorised people.Online Application for Verification of Eligibility for Permanent Identity Card
Note: You may be required to provide additional information and documents to support your application, and may be notified in writing to produce the original documents for verification.
Assistance and further information
If you need technical assistance in using this service, you can call the Immigration e-Services Hotline at (852) 3128 8668 between 7 am and 11 pm daily.
For general enquiries, please call (852) 2824 6111, fax (852) 2877 7711 or send email to email@example.com.
Further information on the service is also available in a set of helpful frequently asked questions (FAQs).FAQs about Online Application for Verification of Eligibility for Permanent Identity Card