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If you are a Chinese citizen aged 11 or above, and a permanent resident of the HKSAR holding a valid Hong Kong permanent identity card (PIC), you may apply for an HKSAR Passport online.

However, applicants cannot use this service for replacement of passport application due to loss, damage or change of personal particulars.

Documentary Requirements

If you are aged 18 or above, you need to:

  1. complete online application form  (ID 841 for online applications submitted in Hong Kong or ID 843 for online applications submitted outside Hong Kong);
  2. upload your recent colour photograph in plain white background that can meet the standard requirements; and
  3. upload a copy of your existing permanent identity card (PIC).

If you are aged 16 or 17, you need to

  1. complete online application form (ID 841 for online applications submitted in Hong Kong or ID 843 for online applications submitted outside Hong Kong);
  2. upload your recent colour photograph in plain white background that can meet the standard requirements;
  3. upload a copy of your existing permanent identity card (PIC);
  4. upload a copy of your consenting parent or legal guardian's Hong Kong identity card or valid travel document; and
  5. upload a copy of your birth certificate to prove the relationship between you and your consenting parent, or a copy of court order, if appropriate, to prove that the consenting legal guardian has custodial rights in respect of you.

If you are married, only a copy of your marriage certificate is required.  Parental or legal guardian's consent and items (4) and (5) are not required.

If the child is aged between 11 and 15, the consenting parent / legal guardian needs to:

  1. complete online application form  (ID 842 for applications submitted in Hong Kong or ID 844 for applications submitted outside Hong Kong);
  2. upload the child's recent colour photograph in plain white background that can meet the standard requirements;
  3. upload a copy of the child's existing permanent identity card (PIC);
  4. upload a copy of the consenting parent or legal guardian's Hong Kong identity card or valid travel document; and
  5. upload a copy of the child's birth certificate to prove the relationship between the consenting parent and the child, or a copy of court order, if appropriate, to prove that the consenting legal guardian has custodial rights in respect of the child.

Additional documents or information may also be required, if necessary.

Acceptable file formats of digital photograph, PIC and supporting documents are listed below:

Acceptable File Format of Digital Photograph for Online Application

Image type: JPEG
File size: 600Kbytes or below
Acceptable dimension:

  • Captured by scanner (600dpi) - Photograph size: 40 mm(W) x 50 mm(H)
  • Captured by digital camera - Image size: 1200 px(W) x 1600 px(H)

Acceptable File Format of PIC and Supporting Document Copies for Online Application

Image type: JPEG, GIF or TIF (RAW, LZW, JPEG, CCITT-G4)
Image resolution: 200dpi or above
File size: 1Mbytes or below for each file

Payment Method

Passport fee is payable at the time of application by paying online through PPS or credit card (VISA and MasterCard only).

The collection of fees does not constitute any assurance that the passport applied for will be issued.

Processing Time

Processing an application for an HKSAR Passport normally takes 10 working days (i.e. Monday to Friday excluding General Holidays) after all necessary documents, application fee and photograph have been received. For online application, an extra 2 to 3 working days may be required for handling formalities. A Collection Notice specifying the period of collection and the office for collection of the new passport will then be sent to you. Whether this pledge can be met will also depend on the circumstances of individual applications and the number of applications received at a particular time. An online application without a standard photograph, full supporting documents or payment will not be processed.

Passport Collection

You must collect your new passport in person by producing your PIC and the original copies of supporting documents (if any) submitted in the application for verification, your existing HKSAR Passport or Document of Identity for Visa Purposes (if any) for cancellation and appending your signature on the application form. For children aged between 11 and 15 and unmarried persons aged 16 or 17, the consenting parent or legal guardian must accompany the child/applicant for collection of passport in person, for appending his/her signature on the application form. If you apply in Hong Kong, you should collect the passport at the selected Immigration Office. If you submit your application outside Hong Kong, please collect your new passport at the Travel Documents (Issue) Office, 4/F., Immigration Tower, Wan Chai, Hong Kong. Upon collection, you are required to make a declaration to confirm the correctness of information furnished through online application.

You may access the online service here:

Assistance and Further Information

If you need assistance in using the online service, you can call the Immigration e-Services Hotline at (852) 3128 8668 between 7 am and 11 pm daily.

Further information on the service is also available in a set of helpful frequently asked questions (FAQs).

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