Online Application for HKSAR Passport

If you are a Chinese citizen, and a permanent resident of the HKSAR holding a valid Hong Kong permanent identity card / Acknowledgement of application for a Hong Kong permanent identity card (ROP140/140A), you may apply for an HKSAR Passport through the Internet.

The application through the Internet is applicable to first application and replacement (except for replacement of a passport which has been lost/damaged/defaced/is not available or amendment of personal particulars in a passport).

Application through the Internet for HKSAR Passport

Note: You can also make an appointment through the Internet to apply for a HKSAR Passport at the Immigration Headquarters or any of the Immigration Branch Offices.

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Documentary Requirements

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

  1. complete online application form, and
  2. upload your recent colour photograph in plain white background that can meet the standard requirements.

If you are aged 16 or 17, you need to:

  1. complete online application form;
  2. upload your recent colour photograph in plain white background that can meet the standard requirements;
  3. upload a copy of your consenting parent or legal guardian's valid travel document (if he/she is not a Hong Kong resident); and
  4. upload a copy of your birth certificate (not required if you were born in Hong Kong) 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 (not required if you got married in Hong Kong) is required. Parental or legal guardian's consent and items (3) and (4) are not required.

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

  1. complete online application form;
  2. upload the child's recent colour photograph in plain white background that can meet the standard requirements;
  3. upload a copy of the consenting parent or legal guardian's valid travel document (if he/she is not a Hong Kong resident); and
  4. upload a copy of the child's birth certificate (not required if the child was born in Hong Kong) 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.

If the child is aged below 11 with Hong Kong permanent identity card, the consenting parent / legal guardian needs to:

  1. complete online application form;
  2. upload the child's recent colour photograph in plain white background that can meet the standard requirements;
  3. upload a copy of the consenting parent or legal guardian's valid travel document (if he/she is not a Hong Kong resident);
  4. upload a copy of the child's birth certificate (not required if the child was born in Hong Kong) 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; and
  5. upload a copy of the child’s latest school document bearing the child’s photograph authenticated by the school (e.g. student’s handbook or school record, bearing the child’s name, date of birth and photograph) or other proof of identity. If such school document or proof of identity is not available, a completed Form for Countersignature (ID 641) together with a photocopy of identity document of the person countersigning the form.

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

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

Acceptable File Format of Digital Photograph for Application through the Internet

Image type: JPEG
File size: 5MB or below
Acceptable dimension:

  • Captured by scanner (600dpi) - Photograph size: 40 mm(W) x 50 mm(H)
  • Captured by digital camera - Image size: at least 1200 px(W) x 1600 px(H)
More on photograph requirements for applying for HKSAR Passport

Acceptable File Format of Supporting Document Copies for Application through the Internet

Image type: JPEG, GIF or TIF (RAW, LZW, JPEG, CCITT-G4)
File size: 2Mbytes 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, MasterCard, UnionPay and JCB).

More on fees for HKSAR Passport

The collection of fees does not constitute any assurance that the passport application will be approved.

Processing Time

Processing an application for an HKSAR Passport normally takes 5 working days (Working days denote Monday to Friday excluding General Holidays) after all necessary documents, application fee and photograph have been received. For application through the Internet, 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 application through the Internet without a standard photograph, full supporting documents or payment will not be processed. The time for despatching the prepared passport from HKSAR to the Chinese Diplomatic and Consular Missions (CDCMs) is excluded from the processing time listed above. The mail service for passport delivery is provided by the Hong Kong Post and the availability of mail service varies by country. Please visit the Hong Kong Post website (https://www.hongkongpost.hk/) for the updated information on the provision of airmail services.

Passport Collection

You must collect your new passport in person by producing your Hong Kong permanent identity card and the original supporting documents (if any) submitted in the application for verification, your existing HKSAR Passport or HKSAR Document of Identity for Visa Purposes (if any) for cancellation.

If only the Acknowledgement for a Hong Kong permanent identity card (ROP140/140A) was available upon application:

  • If you choose to collect the passport in Hong Kong, the original Hong Kong permanent identity card should be produced for verification upon collection of passport.
  • If you choose to collect the passport at the CDCMs, you may request the Immigration Department to send the Hong Kong permanent identity card together with the passport to the selected CDCM for issue. The Acknowledgement for a Hong Kong permanent identity card (ROP140/140A) should be produced for cancellation upon collection of the identity card. If you did not make such request, the original Hong Kong permanent identity card should be produced for verification upon collection of passport.

Upon collection, you / the consenting parent or legal guardian, if applicable, is required to make a declaration to confirm the correctness of information furnished upon application through the Internet. For children aged below 16 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.

Application submitted in Hong Kong

If you apply in Hong Kong, you can choose to collect the passport in person at the selected Immigration Office or CDCM.

Eligible applicant may choose to collect his / her new passport in person at Passport Collection Kiosk of the selected Immigration Office. The collection arrangement will be sent by Short Message Service (SMS) notification prior to the collection period. Applicant is therefore advised to provide a mobile phone number subscribed with SMS. Depending on the circumstances, applicant may still be required to collect the passport at a collection counter.

Details for collection of HKSAR passport via Passport Collection Kiosk

Application submitted outside Hong Kong

If you submit your application outside Hong Kong, please collect your new passport at the Travel Documents (Issue) Section, 4/F, Immigration Tower, Wan Chai, Hong Kong or the selected CDCM. Upon collection, you are required to make a declaration to confirm the correctness of information furnished upon application through the Internet.

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).

FAQs about Applying for HKSAR Passport through the Internet
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Last revision date: April 2021