Chapter 6 : Use of Closed Road Permits
Applicants should comply with the relevant conditions when driving on the closed roads under a CRP, including:
- The CRP must be displayed on the front of the vehicle near to the vehicle licence disc at all times and produced for inspection by police officers/traffic wardens if so requested.
- The approval letter issued by the TD must be displayed at a conspicuous position of the front of the vehicle at all times and produced for inspection by police officers/traffic wardens if so requested.
- The vehicle is only allowed to depart from Hong Kong via the Shenzhen Bay Port once within the first 5 days of the permit period and return to Hong Kong via the Shenzhen Bay Port within 7 days after the departure (the day of departure is counted as the first day). (Note: Although the validity period of the CRP is 11 days, this does not mean the vehicle can stay in the Mainland for 11 days. According to the rules of the ad hoc quota, the vehicle must return to Hong Kong within 7 days from the date of departure, or it would be treated as overstay.)
- The vehicle must be driven by approved designated driver(s).
- The applicant (or the authorized person if the CRP holder is a company) must be on board the vehicle.
The CRP will become invalid if the "Approval Notice" issued by the GDPSD in respect of the vehicle for which the CRP is granted ceases to be valid. Violation of the conditions of CRP or entering a closed road without a valid CRP may lead to prosecution. If the applicant/driver fails to return to Hong Kong with the vehicle within the specified period without a justified reason, subsequent applications may not be accepted (see paragraph 5.4).