Application for HKSAR Passport

A person is eligible to apply for a Hong Kong Special Administrative Region (HKSAR) Passport if he/she is:

  • a Chinese citizen;
  • a permanent resident of the HKSAR; and
  • a holder of a valid Hong Kong permanent identity card.

More on eligibility

Persons Aged 16 or Above (Applying in Hong Kong)

Application Forms and Required Supporting Documents

Application Forms and Required Supporting Documents

  • Application form (ID 841)
  • Fee payment form for Hong Kong Special Administrative Region Passport to be collected outside Hong Kong (Form ID 853A) (For applicants who choose to collect the passport at the Chinese Diplomatic and Consular Missions or the Immigration Divisions of the Mainland Offices)
  • Photograph
    A recent colour photograph with white background that conforms to the specifications.

  • Supporting documents
    Persons aged 16 or above
    (a) Hong Kong permanent identity card / Acknowledgement of application for a Hong Kong permanent identity card (ROP140/140A).

    Additional requirements for applicants aged 16 or 17
    (b) Consenting parent or legal guardian’s Hong Kong identity card or valid travel document(s).
    (c) Birth certificate (not required if the applicant was born in Hong Kong) to prove his/her relationship with the consenting parent, or a court order, if applicable, to prove that the consenting legal guardian concerned has custodial rights in respect of him/her.
    (d) If the applicant is married, only his/her marriage certificate (not required if the applicant got married in Hong Kong) is required. Parental or legal guardian’s consent and items (b) and (c) are not required.

    More on supporting documents
 
Means of Application and Payment Methods

Means of Application and Payment Methods

  PPS Credit card
(VISA / MasterCard / UnionPay / JCB)
Cash Octopus EPS FPS Crossed cheque
Internet^        
Immigration Department Mobile Application^          
Counter (Book online)    
Travel Document Submission Kiosk        
By post* / Drop-in            

^Passport fee is payable at the time of application by paying online through PPS, FPS or credit card (VISA, MasterCard, UnionPay and JCB).  For application submitted through the ImmD Mobile Application, it is payable at the time of application through FPS or credit card (VISA, MasterCard, UnionPay and JCB).

FAQs about Online Payment Service

*Address:
Travel Documents and Nationality (Application) Section
4th Floor, Immigration Tower,
7 Gloucester Road,
Wan Chai, Hong Kong

More on means of application and payment methods

Collection Methods

Collection Methods

  • Collection in Hong Kong
    The day following the date of issue of the Collection Notice, the applicant can make an appointment for collection of the passport through the Internet, Immigration Department Mobile Application or by phone (2598 0888).
  • Collection at Chinese Diplomatic and Consular Missions
    The applicant should collect the passport according to the instructions of the Chinese Diplomatic and Consular Missions.
  • Collection at the Mainland Offices
    The applicant should collect the passport according to the instructions of the Mainland Offices.

    More on collection methods
Processing Time

Processing Time

The processing time will take 5 working days. The time for despatching the prepared passport from HKSAR to Chinese Diplomatic and Consular Missions / the Immigration Divisions of the Mainland Offices is excluded.

More on processing time

Children Aged Under 16 (Applying in Hong Kong)

Application Forms and Required Supporting Documents

Application Forms and Required Supporting Documents

  • Application form (ID 842)
  • Fee payment form for Hong Kong Special Administrative Region Passport to be collected outside Hong Kong (ID 853A) (For applicants who choose to collect the passport at the Chinese Diplomatic and Consular Missions or the Immigration Divisions of the Mainland Offices)
  • Photograph
    A recent colour photograph with white background that conforms to the specifications.

  • Supporting documents
    Children aged under 16
    (a) The child’s Hong Kong permanent identity card / Acknowledgement of application for a Hong Kong permanent identity card (ROP140/140A).
    (b) Consenting parent or legal guardian’s Hong Kong identity card or valid travel document(s).
    (c) The child’s birth certificate (not required if the child was born in Hong Kong) to prove the relationship between the parent and the child, or a court order, if applicable, to prove that the consenting legal guardian concerned has custodial rights in respect of the child.

    Additional requirements for children aged under 11
    (d) School document (e.g. a Student’s Handbook bearing the child’s name, date of birth and photograph that should be certified by a chop of the school) or other proof of identity is required. If such school document or proof of identity is not available, a completed Form for Countersignature (ID 641) together with a photocopy of the countersignatory’s Hong Kong identity card or valid travel document(s) bearing the countersignatory’s signature.

    Additional requirements for children aged under 11 who do not hold Hong Kong permanent identity cards
    (e) An additional photograph (two identical photographs should be submitted in total).
    (f) An application form (ROP 3) for a Hong Kong permanent identity card, duly completed and signed by the parent or legal guardian of the child.
    (g) Documents in support of the child’s right of abode in the HKSAR (not required if applicant was born in Hong Kong).

    More on supporting documents
 
Means of Application and Payment Methods

Means of Application and Payment Methods

  PPS Credit card
(VISA / MasterCard / UnionPay / JCB)
Cash Octopus EPS FPS Crossed cheque
Internet^        
Immigration Department Mobile Application^          
Counter (Book online)    
Travel Document Submission Kiosk        
By post* / Drop-in            

^Passport fee is payable at the time of application by paying online through PPS, FPS or credit card (VISA, MasterCard, UnionPay and JCB).  For application submitted through the ImmD Mobile Application, it is payable at the time of application through FPS or credit card (VISA, MasterCard, UnionPay and JCB).

FAQs about Online Payment Service

*Address:
Travel Documents and Nationality (Application) Section
4th Floor, Immigration Tower,
7 Gloucester Road,
Wan Chai, Hong Kong

More on means of application and payment methods

Collection Methods

Collection Methods

  • Collection in Hong Kong
    The day following the date of issue of the Collection Notice, the applicant can make an appointment for collection of the passport through the Internet, Immigration Department Mobile Application or by phone (2598 0888).
  • Collection at Chinese Diplomatic and Consular Missions
    The consenting parent / legal guardian of the child should collect the passport according to the instructions of the Chinese Diplomatic and Consular Missions.
  • Collection at the Mainland Offices
    The applicant should collect the passport according to the instructions of the Mainland Offices.

    More on collection methods
Processing Time

Processing Time

The processing time will take 5 working days. It will take 10 working days for applications from children aged under 11 not holding a Hong Kong permanent identity card. The time for despatching the prepared passport from HKSAR to Chinese Diplomatic and Consular Missions / the Immigration Divisions of the Mainland Offices is excluded.

More on processing time

Persons Aged 16 or Above (Applying outside Hong Kong)

Application Forms and Required Supporting Documents

Application Forms and Required Supporting Documents

  • Application form (ID 843)
  • Fee Payment Form for HKSAR Passport (ID 853) (For applications submitted to the Chinese Diplomatic and Consular Missions or the Immigration Divisions of the Mainland Offices) 
  • Fee Payment Form for HKSAR Passport to be collected outside HK (ID 853A) (For applicants who submit the application by post directly to the Immigration Department and choose to collect the passport at the Chinese Diplomatic and Consular Missions or the Immigration Divisions of the Mainland Offices) [Not applicable to application submitted via Chinese Diplomatic and Consular Missions]
  • Photograph
    Three recent colour photographs with white background that conforms to the specifications.

  • Supporting documents
    Persons aged 16 or above
    (a) Hong Kong permanent identity card / Acknowledgement of application for a Hong Kong permanent identity card (ROP140/140A) (applicable to application submitted directly to the Immigration Department) (For applicants who do not hold a Hong Kong permanent identity card or who hold an invalid Hong Kong permanent identity card, those aged 18 years or above should complete and sign the application form (ROP 143); and those under the age of 18 years should submit Form ROP 144, duly completed and signed by the parent or legal guardian).
    (b) For first-time application for a passport, his/her previous HKSAR Document of Identity for Visa Purposes, if any.
    (c) For application for a replacement passport, his/her previous passport.

    Additional requirements for applicants aged 16 or 17
    (d) Consenting parent or legal guardian’s Hong Kong identity card or valid travel document(s).
    (e) Birth certificate (not required if the applicant was born in Hong Kong) to prove his/her relationship with the consenting parent, or a court order, if applicable, to prove that the consenting legal guardian concerned has custodial rights in respect of him/her.
    (f) If the applicant is married, only his/her marriage certificate (not required if the applicant got married in Hong Kong) is required. Parental or legal guardian’s consent and items (d) and (e) are not required.

    More on supporting documents
 
Means of Application and Payment Methods

Means of Application and Payment Methods

  PPS Credit card
(VISA / MasterCard / UnionPay / JCB)
Cheque Bank draft Referee in Hong Kong FPS
Internet^      
Immigration Department Mobile Application^        
In person (Chinese Diplomatic and Consular Missions / the Mainland Offices)      
By post*        

^Passport fee is payable at the time of application by paying online through PPS, FPS or credit card (VISA, MasterCard, UnionPay and JCB).  For application submitted through the ImmD Mobile Application, it is payable at the time of application through FPS or credit card (VISA, MasterCard, UnionPay and JCB).

FAQs about Online Payment Service

*Address:
Travel Documents and Nationality (Application) Section
4th Floor, Immigration Tower,
7 Gloucester Road,
Wan Chai, Hong Kong

More on means of application and payment methods

Collection Methods

Collection Methods

  • Collection in Hong Kong
    The day following the date of issue of the Collection Notice, the applicant can make an appointment for collection of the passport through the Internet, Immigration Department Mobile Application or by phone (2598 0888).
  • Collection at Chinese Diplomatic and Consular Missions or the Mainland Offices
    The applicant should collect the passport according to the instructions of the Chinese Diplomatic and Consular Missions (CDCMs) or the Mainland Offices.

    Note: If the applicant submits the application through CDCMs or the Mainland Offices, the passport will be delivered to the selected CDCM or the Mainland Office for issue.

    More on collection methods
Processing Time

Processing Time

  • For application submitted directly to the Immigration Department
    The processing time will take 5 working days. The time for despatching the passport from HKSAR to CDCMs is excluded.
  • For application submitted via Chinese Diplomatic and Consular Missions
    If the applicant has a valid Hong Kong permanent identity card, the processing time will take about 4 to 6 weeks. It will take about 6 to 8 weeks for processing a HKSAR passport application if the applicant does not have a valid Hong Kong permanent identity card. The time for forwarding the application and despatching the passport is excluded.
  • For application submitted via the Mainland Offices
    The processing time will take about 4 to 6 weeks. The time for forwarding the application and despatching the passport is excluded.

    More on processing time

Children Aged Under 16 (Applying outside Hong Kong)

Application Forms and Required Supporting Documents

Application Forms and Required Supporting Documents

  • Application form (ID 844)
  • Fee Payment Form for HKSAR Passport (ID 853) (For applications submitted to the Chinese Diplomatic and Consular Missions or the Immigration Divisions of the Mainland Offices)
  • Fee Payment Form for HKSAR Passport to be collected outside HK (ID 853A) (For applicants who submit the application by post directly to the Immigration Department and choose to collect the passport at the Chinese Diplomatic and Consular Missions or the Immigration Divisions of the Mainland Offices) [Not applicable to application submitted via Chinese Diplomatic and Consular Missions]
  • Photograph
    Three recent colour photographs with white background that conforms to the specifications.

  • Supporting documents
    Children aged under 16
    (a) The child’s Hong Kong permanent identity card / Acknowledgement of application for a Hong Kong permanent identity card (ROP140/140A) (applicable to application submitted directly to the Immigration Department) (An applicant who does not hold a Hong Kong permanent identity card or who holds an invalid Hong Kong permanent identity card should submit Form ROP 144, duly completed and signed by the parent or legal guardian).
    (b) Consenting parent or legal guardian’s Hong Kong identity card or valid travel document(s).
    (c) The child’s birth certificate (not required if the child was born in Hong Kong) to prove the relationship between the parent and the child, or a court order, if applicable, to prove that the consenting legal guardian concerned has custodial rights in respect of the child.
    (d) For first-time application for a passport, the child’s previous HKSAR Document of Identity for Visa Purposes, if any.
    (e) For application for a replacement passport, the child’s previous passport.

    Additional requirements for children aged under 11
    (f) School document (e.g. a Student’s Handbook bearing the child’s name, date of birth and photograph that should be certified by a chop of the school) or other proof of identity is required. If such school document or proof of identity is not available, a completed Form for Countersignature (ID 641) together with a photocopy of the countersignatory’s Hong Kong identity card or valid travel document(s) bearing the countersignatory’s signature.

    Additional requirements for children aged under 11 who do not hold Hong Kong permanent identity cards
    (g) An additional photograph (four identical photographs should be submitted in total).
    (h) An application form (ROP 144) for a Hong Kong permanent identity card, duly completed and signed by the parent or legal guardian of the child.
    (i) Documents in support of the child’s right of abode in the HKSAR.

    More on supporting documents
 
Means of Application and Payment Methods

Means of Application and Payment Methods

  PPS Credit card
(VISA / MasterCard / UnionPay / JCB)
Cheque Bank draft Referee in Hong Kong FPS
Internet^      
Immigration Department Mobile Application^        
In person (Chinese Diplomatic and Consular Missions / the Mainland Offices)      
By post*        

^Passport fee is payable at the time of application by paying online through PPS, FPS or credit card (VISA, MasterCard, UnionPay and JCB).  For application submitted through the ImmD Mobile Application, it is payable at the time of application through FPS or credit card (VISA, MasterCard, UnionPay and JCB).

FAQs about Online Payment Service

*Address:
Travel Documents and Nationality (Application) Section
4th Floor, Immigration Tower,
7 Gloucester Road,
Wan Chai, Hong Kong

More on means of application and payment methods

Collection Methods

Collection Methods

  • Collection in Hong Kong
    The day following the date of issue of the Collection Notice, the applicant can make an appointment for collection of the passport through the Internet, Immigration Department Mobile Application or by phone (2598 0888).
  • Collection at Chinese Diplomatic and Consular Missions
    The consenting parent / legal guardian of the child should collect the passport according to the instructions of the Chinese Diplomatic and Consular Missions (CDCMs).

    Note: If the consenting parent / legal guardian of the child submits the application through a CDCM, the passport will be delivered to the selected CDCM for issue.
  • Collection at the Mainland Offices
    The consenting parent / legal guardian of the child should collect the passport according to the instructions of the Mainland Offices.

    More on collection methods
Processing Time

Processing Time

  • For application submitted directly to the Immigration Department
    The processing time will take 5 working days. It will take 10 working days for applications from children aged under 11 not holding a Hong Kong permanent identity card. The time for despatching the passport from HKSAR to CDCMs is excluded.
  • For application submitted via Chinese Diplomatic and Consular Missions
    If the applicant has a valid Hong Kong permanent identity card, the processing time will take about 4 to 6 weeks. It will take about 6 to 8 weeks for processing a HKSAR passport application if the applicant does not have a valid Hong Kong permanent identity card. The time for forwarding the application and despatching the passport is excluded.
  • For application submitted via the Mainland Offices
    The processing time will take about 4 to 6 weeks. The time for forwarding the application and despatching the passport is excluded.

    More on processing time
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