Requirement of Proof of Address

Nearly all applications associated with vehicle and driver licensing can be submitted by post.

Application Procedures

If you wish to submit your application by post for any vehicle and driver licensing documents, you must, first of all, obtain a relevant application form, which is available at the Home Affairs Department's public enquiry service centres, post offices and the Transport Department Licensing Offices. Application forms can also be obtained through the fax-on-demand service of the Transport Department Customer Service Hotline and the Transport Department website.

After you have completed the application form, return it, together with the relevant supporting documents and the appropriate fee, bypost, to the Licensing Office concerned (please refer to Table 1).

If your application is in order, the required licensing document will be sent to you by registered post within 10 working days upon receipt of application. (applications for Driving Test (Commercial Vehicle) excepted).

Things to Note

(a) Please read the notes on the application form carefully and ensure the form is duly completed and signed;
(b) Ensure that your application is accompanied by all necessary supporting documents, for example, address proof and vehicle registration document (if applicable), etc;
(c) If you have not received the licence concerned 4 weeks after the submission of your application via post, drop boxes or through GovHK, please inform us at 2804 2600 for follow up action;
(d) Do not send cash by post. Crossed cheque/cashier order for the correct amount of fees 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, first four characters/digits of your identity document number/vehicle registration mark and daytime contact telephone number on the back of the cheque/cashier order;
(e) Make sure that you have settled all moving or parking penalties imposed on you or your vehicle;
(f) 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;
(g) For any change of address notified under any Transport Department application form, all vehicle/driving licence records of the applicant under the same identity document held by this Department will also be changed;
(h) If you have not received the licence concerned 4 weeks after the submission of your application, please inform us at 2804 2600 for follow up action; and
(i) 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.(Details)

Enquiries

Enquiries about applications by post can be made to the Licensing Office concerned (please refer to Table 1).

Please dial Customer Service Hotline 2804 2600 (24-hour service) or visit the Transport Department website http://www.td.gov.hk

Table 1: SUPPORTING DOCUMENTS REQUIRED FOR VARIOUS APPLICATIONS AND POSTAL ADDRESS

(a)Vehicle Licensing

Type of Application Application Form No. Original Vehicle Registration Document Photocopy of Certificate of Incorporation/ Insurance Document Photocopy of valid Third Party Risk Insurance Certificate/ Cover Note Fee Others Postal Address and Enquiry Tel.
Renewal of Vehicle Licence TD 558 tick mark tick mark tick mark tick mark A ST
Duplicate Vehicle Licence TD 151 tick mark tick mark - tick mark B KT
Cancellation of Vehicle Registration TD 184 tick mark tick mark - - C KT
Change of Particulars of Motor Vehicle TD 559 tick mark tick mark - - D KT
A- Original copy of the Certificate of Fitness or Roadworthiness if the vehicle is subject to inspection.
B- Defaced licence (if applicable).
C- Unexpired licence and scrap certificate or shipping document.
D- Licence, Vehicle Registration Document and documents certifying the change.
KT- Kwun Tong Licensing Office, P.O. Box 68115, Kowloon East Post Office, Kowloon (Tel. 2349 0200).
ST- Shatin Licensing Office, P.O. Box 79, Shatin Central Post Office. Please indicate "For Renewal of Vehicle Licence" on the envelope.

(b) Driver Licensing

Type of Application Application Form No. Driving Licence/ Driving Instructor's Licence Photocopy of Identity Document Fee Others Postal Address and Enquiry Tel.
Learner's Driving Licence--Re-application (Private Car and Light Goods Vehicle) TD 555 tick mark tick mark tick mark - K
Addition of Learner's Driving Licence Entitlements (Private Car, Light Goods Vehicles, Motor Cycle & Motor Tricycle) TD 555 tick mark tick mark - - K
Renewal of Full Driving Licence TD 557 - tick mark tick mark - KT
First Issue of Full Driving Licence TD 557 tick mark tick mark tick mark A KT
Duplicate Driving Licence/Driving Instructor's Licence TD 106 - tick mark tick mark B KT
Addition of Driving Licence/Driving Instructor's Licence Entitlements TD 557 - tick mark - A KT
International Driving Permit TD 51 - tick mark tick mark D KT
Change of Address TD 559 - tick mark - - KT
Change of Personal Particulars TD 559 tick mark tick mark - C KT
Renewal of Driving Instructor's Licence TD 557 - tick mark tick mark - KT
Learner's Driving Licence--First Application/Re-application (Commercial Vehicles) TD 556 tick mark tick mark tick mark - ST
Addition of Learner's Driving Licence Entitlements (Commercial Vehicles) TD 556 - tick mark - - ST
Driving Test (Commercial Vehicle) TD 321 tick mark tick mark tick mark E ST
Learner's Driving Licence - Re-application (Motor Cycle and Motor Tricycle) TD 555 tick mark tick mark tick mark F K
Driving Test (Private Car, Light Goods Vehicle, Motor Cycle and Motor Tricycle) TD 82 tick mark tick mark tick mark - K
Probationary Driving Licence-First Issue/Renewal TD 590 - tick mark tick mark A KT
A- Original copy of test form, statement from Transport Department showing the pass of driving test and learner's licence. (Not applicable to: (a) renewal offull driving licence; (b)first issue of or addition of driving entitlement to full driving licence after completion of the probationary driving period; and (c) first issue of or addition of driving entitlement to full driving licence for government vehicle or special purpose vehicle); and
  Original of valid courses certificate of the Pre-service Training Course for Public Light Bus Drivers (the date of completion of the course as specified in the course certificate should be within the year preceding the date of application for full driving licence). (Only for applicants for full driving licence for Public Light Bus)
B- Defaced licence (applying for renewal of full driving licence/driving instructor's licence within four months prior to the expiry date of the current driving licence/driving instructor's licence).
C- Declaration from solicitor of the change of name, photocopy of the declaration must be attached.
D- Two copies of a recent photo, with plain background, size 40 mm X 50 mm, taken full face without headwear.
E- The notification of the details of test appointment will be sent to the applicant by registered post within 15 working days upon receipt of application.
F- Part C test (i.e. Road Test) appointment letter or application for Part C test (i.e. Road Test).
KT- Kwun Tong Licensing Office, P.O. Box 68115, Kowloon EastPost Office, Kowloon. (Tel. 2349 0200).
ST- Shatin Licensing Office, P.O. Box 79, Shatin Central Post Office.
K- Kowloon Licensing Office, 2/F, Cheung Sha Wan Government Offices, 303 Cheung Sha Wan Road, Kowloon. (Tel. 2150 7728).