Requirement of Proof of Address

This information page provides guidelines and information on renewal of driving instructor's licence and is targeted for those who have already held a driving instructor's licence. The Transport Department will announce details when applications for new driving instructor's licences are invited.

Requirements for renewal of a driving instructor's licence

  • Holding a valid full driving licence for the vehicle class(es) in the authorized group(s) of the driving instructor's licence
  • Have not been convicted of an offence under Section 36 (Causing death by dangerous driving) or Section 39 (Driving a motor vehicle under the influence of drink or drugs) of the Road Traffic Ordinance (Cap. 374) since the driving instructor's licence was issued

How to apply for a renewal?

  • Complete an application form TD557; and
  • Submit it to any Licensing Office.

What to bring?

  • Hong Kong Identity Card or an alterative identity document e.g. passport
  • Payment for driving instructor's licence

Validity period of driving instructor's licence

  • A driving instructor's licence is valid for one year and may be renewed at any time during the 4 months before expiry. However, licences which have expired for a period exceeding 3 years are not renewable.
  • Licence renewed within 15 days after the date of its expiry is to become effective from the date of expiry.
  • Licence renewed after 15 days of its expiry is to be effective from the date of renewal.

How to obtain application forms

Application forms for driving instructor's licence are available at all Licensing Offices of the Transport Department, various District Offices' public enquiry service centres as well as post offices. Application forms can also be obtained by facsimile through the Transport Department's customer service hotline 2804 2600 or downloaded from the Transport Department's website.

Submission of applications

In person / By agent

  • Applications for driving instructor's licence may be submitted in person or through agent. Your agent should produce photocopy of your identity document for authentication and is also required to produce his identity document.

By post

  • Applications may be submitted by post to the Kwun Tong Licensing Office at P.O. Box 68115, Kowloon East Post Office, Kowloon. If your application is in order, the new driving instructor's licence will be sent to you by registered post within 10 working days upon receipt of application. Enquiries may be made to the Kwun Tong Licensing Office at 2349 0200.
  • The relevant application forms should be duly completed, signed and forwarded together with the appropriate fee and relevant supporting documents. Please do not send cash by post. Crossed cheque/cashier order should be made payable to either "The Government of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region" or "The Government of the HKSAR". Please write down your name, identity document number and daytime contact telephone number on the back of the cheque/cashier order. Photocopies of Hong Kong Identity Card (or other alternative identity document) are acceptable.
  • Underpaid mail items will be rejected. For proper delivery of your mail items to the department, please ensure your mail items bear sufficient postage with return address.(Details)

By drop-box

  • Applications may also be submitted through the drop-boxes located in the Licensing Offices or specified post offices in 18 districts of Hong Kong (PDF 24 KB) (no postage is needed). Similar to the postal applications, the relevant application forms should be duly completed, signed and forwarded together with the appropriate fee and relevant supporting documents. Payment should be made by crossed cheque/cashier order and should be made payable to either "The Government of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region" or "The Government of the HKSAR". Please write down your name, identity document number and daytime contact telephone number on the back of the cheque/cashier order. Photocopies of Hong Kong Identity Card (or other alternative identity document) are acceptable.
  • If your application is in order, the new driving instructor's licence will be sent to you by registered post within 10 working days upon receipt of application.

Notes for Attention

(1)

If a change occurs in the name, address or identity document of a driving licence holder/registered owner previously provided by the driving licence holder/registered owner to the Commissioner for Transport, the driving licence holder/registered owner shall, within 72 hours of the change, notify the Commissioner for Transport in writing or by submitting the completed Transport Department Form (TD559) with the proof of change. Any person who without reasonable excuse contravenes such requirement commits an offence and is liable to a fine of $2,000. For cases of change of name or change of identity document, the driving licence holder/registered owner shall also deliver to the Commissioner for Transport the existing original driving licence (if applicable), original driving instructor's licence (if applicable), original vehicle registration document (if applicable), vehicle licence (if applicable) and Certification of Allocation of Personalized Registration Mark (if applicable) for amendment.

(2)

Applicants are required to produce proof of present address (residential address and correspondence address). Transport Department may suspend the processing of licensing applications until the production of address proof;

(3)

For any change of address notified under any Transport Deparment application form, all vehicle/driving licence records of the applicant under the same identity document held by this Department will also be changed;

(4)

Driving licence holders who apply for renewal of full driving licences, probationary driving licences or driving instructors' licences are not required to produce their existing licences. Also, those who apply for driving instructors' licences or international driving permits do not need to produce their full driving licences; and

(5)

If you have not received the licence concerned 4 weeks after the submission of your application via post or drop boxes, please inform us at 2804 2600 for follow up action.

Enquiries

Please dial the 1823 Call Centre or visit the Transport Department's website http://www.td.gov.hk for enquiries.

Addresses of Licensing Offices