Online Application for Driving Instructor’s Licence

For the Online Service here, you can do:

Note1: You need an 'iAM Smart' account with digital signing function or a valid personal digital certificate for the application.

Note2: You may apply for a Private Driving Instructor Identity Plate after successful application of private driving instructor’s licence by submitting the application for private driving instructor identity plate and required documents to Driving Test Appointment Office at 2/F, Cheung Sha Wan Government Offices.

Note3: This service is only applicable for application for private driving instructor’s licence.

Online application for new issue, renewal and addition of driving instructor’s licence (‘iAM Smart’ account with digital signing function / Valid digital certificate required)Enquire application status or resubmit required documents - For online application only (‘iAM Smart’ account with digital signing function / Valid digital certificate required)

Who Can Apply Online?

You can apply online if you:

  • are existing holder of a valid full driving licence; and
  • are existing holder of a driving instructor’s licence (applicable to renewal and addition of driving instructor’s licence)

When Should I Apply for Renewal?

  • You can apply for renewal of driving instructor’s licence at any time during the 4 months before expiry or within 3 years after the licence has expired.
  • Licences that expired more than 3 years ago cannot be renewed.

What Do I Need for Online Application?

  • An 'iAM Smart account’ with digital signing function (see the image below) or a valid personal digital certificate issued by recognised Certification Authorities, e.g. Hongkong Post (see the images below).

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  • An image file of Notice of Passing the Private Driving Instructor's Test (Road Test) / Notice of Passing the Driving Instructor Induction Course's Test (only applicable to new issue and addition of driving instructor’s licence)
  • An image file of proof of present address which is issued not more than 3 months from the date of submitting application (if there is change of address).

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  • A credit card (Visa, MasterCard, JCB or China UnionPay) or a PPS account number and Internet password for payment. 

Note1: Visa, MasterCard and JCB offer additional security programs to give their cardholders extra protection when they make online payments.  You must register in advance with Verified by Visa (VbV), MasterCard® SecureCodeTM or J/SecureTM.

Note2: PPS does not support payment via browsers of mobile devices (including mobile phones and tablets) at the moment. If you wish to pay by PPS, please change to use desktop computer.

  • A printer to print out a hard copy of the acknowledgement page, or a storage device to save your application details.  (Note: If you do not have both, please remember to write down the application reference number.)
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How Much Should I Pay for the Driving Instructor’s Licence?

Driving Instructor’s Licence

Fee

Validity

New issue / Renewal

HK$760

1 Year

Addition

-

Validity of existing Driving Instructor’s Licence remains unchanged

When Will I Receive the Driving Instructor’s Licence?

Upon successful application, the Transport Department will send the driving instructor’s licence to your correspondence address by registered post within 10 working days.  If you have not received the driving instructor’s licence 4 weeks from the date of submission, please contact us at 2804 2600.

How to Apply for a Private Driving Instructor Identity Plate?

You may apply for a Private Driving Instructor Identity Plate after successful application of private driving instructor’s licence by submitting the application for private driving instructor identity plate and required documents to Driving Test Appointment Office at 2/F, Cheung Sha Wan Government Offices.

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Online application for new issue, renewal and addition of driving instructor’s licence (‘iAM Smart’ account with digital signing function / Valid digital certificate required)Enquire application status or resubmit required documents - For online application only (‘iAM Smart’ account with digital signing function / Valid digital certificate required)

Can I Apply for the New Issue, Renewal and Addition of Driving Instructor’s Licence by Post?

You can submit application by post, in which case the driving instructor’s licence will be sent to your correspondence address by registered post within 10 working days upon receipt of your application.

Download application form TD557 - Application for First Issue, Renewal & Addition of Full Driving Licence & Driving Instructor's Licence (pdf file)

Underpaid mail items will be rejected.  Please pay sufficient postage to ensure mail items can duly reach us.

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Further Information

If you need more information about the online service, please contact us at 2804 2600 or visit the Transport Department’s websites below.

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