Online Services for Personalized Vehicle Registration Marks

For the Online Services here, you can do:

Online Enquiry for Personalized Vehicle Registration Marks

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More on (1) Online Enquiry

Online Application for Personalized Vehicle Registration Marks (in January, May and September only)

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More on (2) Online ApplicationOnline Deposit Payment (within specified payment period)

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More on (3) Online Deposit Payment

Overview - Personalized Vehicle Registration Mark (PVRM)

PVRM shall:
(1) consist of not more than eight letters, numerals and / or blank spaces; and
(2) meet the basic combination requirements.

Here is an example of PVRM combinations for your quick reference:

          

For more details, you can refer to the following two files.

What is a personalized vehicle registration mark (pdf file)Basic combination requirements for a personalized vehicle registration mark (pdf file)

With the PVRM Scheme, you can propose your preferred PVRM and apply to the Transport Department.  Upon approval, you can bid for the PVRM via auction. 

(1) Online Enquiry

  • You can check the availability of a PVRM online and validate it against the basic combination requirements.
  • If your proposed PVRM is available and meets the basic requirements, you may make an online application during the specified application period (i.e. January, May and September).
Online Enquiry for Personalized Vehicle Registration Marks

(2) Online Application (in January, May and September only)

Who Can Apply Online?

During the application month, you can apply online if you are:

  • at least 18 years of age and holder of Hong Kong identity card (for Hong Kong residents) or passport (for non-Hong Kong residents); or
  • the authorised person of a limited company who holds a valid Certificate of Incorporation. Business Registration Certificate will not be accepted.

 What Do I Need for Application?

  • A valid personal or organisational digital certificate issued by the recognised Certification Authorities for authentication, e.g. Hongkong Post (see the images below).

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                                                 (image: identity card with digital certificate)

  • 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.)

How Do I Know the Application Results?

  • After the close of each application period, the Transport Department will draw lots to select the applications to be considered if the number of applications received in the invitation exercise exceeds the pre-set limit.
  • For the selected applications, the Transport Department will send a written notice to the applicant requiring a deposit payment of $5,000 within the period specified in the notice. 

(3) Online Deposit Payment (within the specified payment period)

How Much Do I Have to Pay for Deposit? What Do I Need for Payment?

  • Transport Department’s notification letter for deposit payment ($5,000) sent to the applicant.
  • Either a credit card (Visa, MasterCard, JCB or China UnionPay) or a PPS account number and Internet password for payment. Visa, MasterCard and JCB offer additional security programmes to give their cardholders extra protection when they make online payments. You must register in advance with Verified by Visa (VbV), MasterCard® SecureCodeTMor J/SecureTM.
  • A printer to print out a hard copy of the acknowledgement page or a storage device to save your payment acknowledgement. (Note: If you do not have both, please remember to write down the transaction reference number.)

How Do I Know the Results after Payment?

  • Your proposed PVRM will be considered by the Transport Department on whether it should be approved or rejected.
  • Approved applications will be put up for auction, and the applicants concerned will be informed of the auction date and details by registered mail.

ATTENTION

If you wish to pay through this e-service on a device with Kaspersky Internet Security software installed, please click https://help.kaspersky.com/KIS/2018/en-US/82231.htm for more information.

Online Deposit Payment (within specified payment period)More on GovHK online payment servicesMore on System Requirements for GovHK Online Services

Further Information

If you need further information on the online services, please contact the Transport Department’s hotline at 2804 2600, visit the department’s website or read the FAQs below.

More on Personalized Vehicle Registration Marks (PVRMs) SchemeGuidance notes on auction of personalized vehicle registration marks (pdf file)FAQs on online services for personalized vehicle registration marks
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Last review date: June 2020