|Inclusion of encrypted QR code on Driving Licence
Starting from 22 March 2021, the Transport Department (TD) will print a system encrypted QR code on newly issued driving licence. The above measure facilitates the implementation of e-Ticketing Pilot Scheme by the Hong Kong Police Force (HKPF). Please refer to the press release issued by the HKPF on 11 March 2021 ( https://www.info.gov.hk/gia/general/202103/11/P2021031100433.htm?fontSize=2)for details. For enquiry about the QR code on driving licence, please contact Licensing Office of the TD at 2804 2600.
How to Apply for Driving Licences
To apply for driving licences, you must, first of all, complete the relevant application forms which can be obtained on the Internet. Download forms
The application forms are also available at the enquiry counter of any of the Licensing Offices of Transport Department, the Home Affairs Department Public Enquiry Service Centres, Post Offices and through the 24-hour Enquiry Hotline (852) 2804 2600 to obtain a fax copy.
After you have completed the application form, forward it, together with relevant supporting documents and the appropriate fee, either in person or by post as appropriate, to the licensing offices concerned.
For overseas driving licence holders who wish to drive in Hong Kong, please check details here.
What You Should Note (Details)
- Please read the notes on the application form carefully and ensure the form is duly completed and signed;
- Ensure that your application is accompanied by all necessary supporting documents, for example, address proof and vehicle registration document (if applicable), etc;
- 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;
- Do not send cash by post. Crossed cheques/cashier orders 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 cheques/cashier orders; and
- 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).
- Make sure that you have settled all moving or parking offence penalties imposed on you or your vehicle;
- If you choose to settle outstanding court fines by cheque, your subsequent application for licensing services to the Transport Department in respect of driving licence, vehicle licence and transfer of vehicle ownership would only be processed 7 working days after the date of payment; and
- The Commissioner for Transport is not empowered to issue any driving licence or vehicle licence to you if there are any outstanding court orders directing the Commissioner for Transport to refuse to issue the said licence to you.
||Change in Personal Particulars
- 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; and
- For any change of address notified under any Transport Department application form (except Application for a Certificate of Particulars of Vehicle (TD318)), all vehicle/driving licence records of the applicant under the same identity document held by this Department will also be changed.
You can now access the following licensing services through GovHK (web site www.gov.hk):
Some applications associated with vehicle and driver licensing can be submitted by post. Please refer to the link below if you wish to submit your application by post:
How to Apply for Vehicle and Driver Licensing Documents by Post
Appointment Booking Service
You may make an appointment for the following driving licence related counter services through GovHK's website or by calling the 24-hour Interactive Voice Response System of the Appointment Booking Service at 3763 8080:
- Driving Licence Related Services:
- Renewal of Full Driving Licence
- New Issue or Addition of Full Driving Licence/New Issue, Renewal or Addition of Driving Instructor's Licence
- New Issue, Extension or Addition of Probationary Driving Licence
- Learner's Driving Licence (Private Car, Light Goods Vehicle, Motor Cycle and Motor Tricycle)
- Learner's Driving Licence (Commercial Vehicles)
- Driving Test (Private Car, Light Goods Vehicle, Motor Cycle and Motor Tricycle)
- Duplicate of Driving Licence and Driving Instructor's Licence
- Certificate of Driving Licence Particulars
- Change of Personal Particulars (for Driving Licence Holders only)
- Direct Issue of Hong Kong Full Driving Licence
- Issue or Extension of Temporary Driving Licence
- Application of International Driving Permit
You or your agent can submit related applications at designated counter of your selected Licensing Office with the completed and originally signed application form and required documents during the appointed timeslot.
Online appointment booking for Driving Licence Related Services