Are domestic helpers included in the Hong Kong Identity Card (HKID) Replacement Exercise?
Hong Kong Identity Card Replacement Exercise
The Territory-wide Identity Card Replacement Exercise will start on 27 December 2018 and expected to take about four years. Domestic helpers are included in this exercise and will be required to replace their ID cards. All smart Hong Kong identity cardholders will be invited (ie. by phone) in phases based on year of birth, to have their existing smart HKIDs replaced at the dedicated smart identity card replacement centres.
Failure to show up within the designated period without a valid reason would be deemed to be breaking the law, risking a maximum fine of HK$5,000 (US$638).
The territory-wide Identity Card Replacement Exercise covers all Hong Kong residents, including domestic helpers and other residents for employment, investment or study.
Do domestic helpers need to replace their Hong Kong Identity Card (HKID)?
- All smart Hong Kong identity cardholders will be invited (ie. by phone) in phases based on year of birth, to have their existing smart HKIDs replaced at the dedicated smart identity card replacement centres. See the Schedule: HERE
How can I replace my HKID card?
- To save time at the replacement centre, book an appointment online and pre-fill forms before visiting the smart identity card replacement centre.
- Nine Smart Identity Card Replacement Centres (SIDCCs) will be set up across the territory in the Identity Card Replacement Exercise.
|Smart Identity Card Replacement Centres||Address|
|Hong Kong Island Smart Identity Card Replacement Centre||Room 200, 2/F, Shui On Centre, 6–8 Harbour Road, Wan Chai|
|East Kowloon Smart Identity Card Replacement Centre||Unit 1, 2/F, Manulife Financial Centre and Unit 1B, 3/F, Manulife Financial Centre, Tower A, 223–231 Wai Yip Street, Kwun Tong|
|West Kowloon Smart Identity Card Replacement Centre||12/F, Gala Place, 56 Dundas Street, Mong Kok|
|Tsuen Wan Smart Identity Card Replacement Centre||Shop S201, 2/F, Smartland, 50 Texaco Road, Tsuen Wan|
|Sha Tin Smart Identity Card Replacement Centre||Shop G26, G/F & Shop 123, 1/F, Kings Wing Plaza 1, 3 On Kwan Street, Sha Tin|
|Sheung Shui Smart Identity Card Replacement Centre||7/F, Spot, 48 Lung Sum Avenue, Sheung Shui|
|Tuen Mun Smart Identity Card Replacement Centre||Shop L414B, Level 4, Leung King Plaza, Leung King Estate, 31 Tin King Road, Tuen Mun|
|Yuen Long Smart Identity Card Replacement Centre||Shop 50, G/F, Manhattan Plaza, 23 Sai Ching Street, Yuen Long|
|Tseung Kwan O Smart Identity Card Replacement Centre||Shop 20-26, G/F, Corinthia By The Sea, 23 Tong Yin Street, Tseung Kwan O, Sai Kung|
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Last updated on June 11th, 2021