Online Application for Renewal of Vehicle Licence

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Note: You need a valid personal or organisational digital certificate for the application.

Application for online renewal of vehicle licence (Valid digital certificate required)

When Should I Apply?

  • Application for renewal can be submitted up to 4 months before your vehicle licence is due to expire.
  • If you apply after the expiry date, the renewed licence will run from the date on which it is issued.

What Do I Need for Online Application?

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

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

  • The vehicle licence fee varies depending on the type of vehicle and its cylinder capacity.
  • The fee can be paid either annually or quarterly.
  • If you apply to renew a licence after it has expired, you will need to pay the full fee plus an additional charge of 0.33% of that fee for each day after the expiry date.
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When Will I Receive the Renewed Licence?

Upon successful renewal, the Transport Department will send the renewed vehicle licence to your correspondence address by registered mail within 10 working days. If you have not received the vehicle licence 4 weeks from the date of submission, please contact us at 2804 2600.


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Application for online renewal of vehicle licence (Valid digital certificate required)

Can I Apply for the Renewal of Vehicle Licence by Post?

You can renew your vehicle licence by post, in which case it will be sent to your correspondence address by registered post within 10 working days upon receipt of your application.

Download application form TD558 - Application for Renewal of Vehicle 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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Is My Car Required to Receive Vehicle Examination Before Licence Renewal?

  • All private cars aged 6 years or more are required to receive annual vehicle examination and be issued a Certificate of Roadworthiness for the renewal of licence.
  • For example, a registered owner of any private car manufactured in 2012 or before who wishes to apply for a licence with effect from 1 January 2019 or after, must submit his or her private car for examination at a Designated Car Testing Centre. 
  • All goods and commercial vehicles, except for motorcycles, are required to undergo a vehicle examination before the renewal of a vehicle licence.  You can make or reschedule an appointment for vehicle examination online.  More information on vehicle examinations is available through the following links.
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Further Information

If you need further information about renewing your vehicle licence online, please contact us at 2804 2600 or visit the Transport Department’s websites below.

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