At present, Hong Kong and Macao cross-boundary non-commercial private cars are regulated by a quota system jointly administered by the governments of Hong Kong and Macao.  Hong Kong private cars under the quota (Hong Kong quotas) are permitted to make multiple access to the city of Macao via the Hong Kong-Zhuhai-Macao Bridge (HZMB).  Since the commissioning of HZMB in 2018, the Transport Department (TD) has successively allocated a total of 1 800 Hong Kong quotas according to the arrangement agreed by the two governments.

The first batch of Hong Kong quotas introduced in 2018 by the governments of Hong Kong and Macao will be re-allocated through open application in view of the expiry of these quotas on October 23, 2021.  300 quotas are re-open for application, half of which are for company applicants and half are for individual applicants. The quota will be valid for no more than three years till October 23, 2024.

   
  Application details of Hong Kong Quotas
   
  Leaflet of Regular Quota for Hong Kong Private Cars to Macao (Access to City Centre)
   
(1) Eligibility of Quota Application
Applicant's Hong Kong non-commercial private cars (i.e. private cars without a valid Hire Car Permit) must be registered and licensed in Hong Kong, have a valid Hong Kong vehicle registration document and be insured (Third Party Risks Insurance of Hong Kong).
   
  Individual Quota (150 quotas)
1. Applicant must be a Hong Kong Permanent Resident;
2. Being employed with remunerations in Macao or have established a registered company in Macao; and
3. Registered owner of the Hong Kong private car must be the applicant.
   
  Company Quota (150 quotas)
1. Applicant must be a company (i) registered in both Hong Kong and Macao, or (ii) registered in Hong Kong and associated with another company registered in Macao;
2. Applicant must provide the proof of tax payment and documents with company information in Hong Kong and Macao respectively; and
3. Registered owner of the Hong Kong private car must be a registered company applicant in Hong Kong, a registered company applicant in Macao, or a director of above companies.
   
  Each applicant is allowed to submit one application only. Submitting more than one application may result in disqualification. Existing quota holders (except those whose quota would expire after 23 October 2021) are not allowed to submit application in this round of application. Furthermore, the TD is still processing the applications for regular quota for Hong Kong private cars to Macao submitted between December 2020 and January 2021.  If the same applicant has also submitted the application in the aforementioned period, the TD will process each application according to the order of the balloting. Once the TD has issued a quota to the applicant, the TD will cease to proceed the application yet to be issued with a regular quota under the respective applicant (regardless the application is submitted in this batch or the application was submitted between December 2020 and January 2021).
   
(2) Eligibility of Drivers
 
Company Quotas Individual Quota
  • Not more than 3 designated drivers, they must be staff members or directors of the applicant and authorised by the applicant in writing
  • Not more than two designated drivers. Driver (1) must be the applicant and Driver (2) must be the applicant's parents, spouse or children.
  • All designated drivers must be Hong Kong Permanent Residents and hold a valid Hong Kong full Driving Licence with private car entitlement
Note: According to Regulation 12 of Provisions on the Application for and Use of Driving Licenses (Order No. 139, Ministry of Public Security, the People's Republic of China), applicants for the People's Republic of China Motor Vehicle Driving Licence must be aged over 18 and under 70. This requirement is not applicable to those designated drivers who have already obtained the People's Republic of China Motor Vehicle Driving Licence. Individual applicant who is aged over 70 should ensure that they have already obtained valid People's Republic of China Motor Vehicle Driving Licence at the time of application.
   
(3) Application Procedures
Hong Kong private cars using the HZMB must complete all the formalities as required by the three government authorities, including the licensing requirements of Hong Kong and Macao government authorities and filing record requirements of the Mainland government authorities.

The TD will co-ordinate the applications of Hong Kong and Macao licences and filing records formalities of the Mainland government authorities. With the applicants' consent, the TD will pass the information of applicants, vehicles and drivers to the Macao and the Mainland government authorities for licence and permit applications and filing records. Applications will be processed by the three government authorities separately.
   
  Step 1: Make application to the TD

Qualified applicants must submit a duly completed Application Form for Regular Quota for Hong Kong Private Car to Macao (TD618) to the TD on or before the deadline for application via one of the following means (Eligible parties can apply for regular quota allocation from 9:00 a.m. on 23 June 2021. The application period will close at 5:15 p.m. on 7 July 2021):

  • GovHK website (www.gov.hk/regularquotahkpctomacao); or
  • By post to the Cross Boundary Unit of the TD (Address: Room 1032, 10/F, Harbour Building, 38 Pier Road, Central, Hong Kong) (the postmark date on the envelope will be regarded as the date of submission); or
  • Collection Box (Address: Room 1032, 10/F, Harbour Building, 38 Pier Road, Central, Hong Kong). The collection box is available from 9:00 a.m. to 5:15 p.m. from Monday to Friday (except public holidays).
   
(4) Quota Allocation
If the number of applications exceeds the specified number of quotas, the TD will, in accordance with their types of applications, carry out balloting to determine the order of applications to be processed. The ballot result will be uploaded at this website after balloting. The TD will invite applicants to proceed with their applications, according to their balloted orders, until all quotas have been filled.
   
  Step 2: Submit Closed Road Permit ('CRP') application to the TD

Applicants receiving invitation from the TD are required to apply for CRPs (in person, by agent, by post or drop-in box) with the CRP application form and the supporting documents as stipulated on the Application Form (TD618) before specified dates. They will only be considered as the quota holder upon application approval by the three governments.
   
  Step 3: Make appointments with the Macao Customs Service for collecting and displaying labels and permits issued by Macao government authorities

After obtaining CRP from the TD and before departing for Macao via the HZMB for the first time, the quota holders, as required by the Macao government authorities, are required to make appointment with the Customs Service for collecting and displaying labels and permits issued by the Macao government authorities upon arrival at the Macao Port during the quota validity period. Macao Customs Service will contact the quota holders direct for the arrangements.
   
(5) Requirements of Vehicles and Driving Licences
  Vehicle Licence Driving Licence
Hong Kong
  • CRP (HKD 540 per year)
  • Hong Kong full Driving Licence
Macao
  • Identification label issued by the Macao Transport Bureau (Free)
  • Permit issued by the Macao Customs Service (MOP 100)
  • Electronic label issued by the Macao Customs Service (Free)
  • Holder of Hong Kong full Driving Licence may stay in Macao for at most 14 days; registration with the Macao Public Security Police Force is required for stays in Macao exceeding 14 days (Free)
Mainland
  • Filing Records (Free)
  • Filing Records (Free)
  The vehicle should possess with valid Hong Kong vehicle licence when apply for and upon issue of Closed Road Permit.
  Applicants are required to complete other formalities as required by the Macao and Mainland government authorities, such as purchasing the Mainland compulsory traffic accident liability insurance for motor vehicles and the Macao statutory vehicle insurance, etc. The application fees for the formalities as required by the Macao and the Mainland government authorities are set by the relevant authorities concerned. Applicants are advised to make enquiries on the required procedures and fees to obtain an up-to-date information.
   
(6) Ballot result
 

2020 (Individual Quota) (Company Quota)

2021 (Individual Quota) (Company Quota)