|Basic Application Requirements and Procedures for Driving Test (Non-Commercial Vehicle)
How To Apply For A Driving Test (Non-Commercial Vehicles)
If you want to take a driving test for non-commercial vehicles (i.e. private car, light goods vehicle, motorcycle and motor tricycle), you must purchase a test form. Please approach the Hong Kong Licensing Office or the Kowloon Licensing Office to submit your application. The addresses and enquiry phone no. of the above licensing offices are listed below: –
Basic Application Requirement for Non-commercial Vehicles Driving Test
To Apply for Motor Cycle or Motor Tricycle Driving Test
Applicants of Motor Cycle or Motor Tricycle driving test must pass the competence test arranged by any of the driving schools designated by the Transport Department; or must obtain approval from the Transport Department for exemption of the competence test before applying for road test with the Transport Department through the following application procedures. Please note that you must apply for the Learner's Driving Licence when you apply for the Motor Cycle or Motor Tricycle road test.
Please also read "How to Apply for a Driving Licence" – Chapter 2 Procedures for Obtaining a Full Driving Licence with Driving Test
Waiting Time of Driving Test
When the department receives an application for driving test, candidate will be allotted with an appointment for Part A Written Test by computer system according to the end-of-list test appointment date (based on the prevailing waiting time when processing the application).
A road test is allotted to candidate on the date the written test is passed. Computer system will allocate to candidate an end-of-list road test appointment (based on the prevailing waiting time when processing the application) and a test centre for the chosen test type according to the road test region selected by the candidates on the driving test application form (TD 82)(either Kowloon & New Territories Region or Hong Kong Region).
To ensure candidate is able to estimate the approximate end-of list test appointment date and submit their application in good time, one should enquire the latest updated prevailing waiting time and prevailing end-of-list test appointment date before they submit the application at the appropriate time using appropriate method. For details about waiting time of driving test, please click here.
The end-of-list test appointment date information is for reference only (the end-of-list test appointment date refers to the earliest test appointment date for the vehicle/ test type under the selected region for general driving test application purpose). The end-of-list test appointment date and driving test waiting time varies due to changing test demand at different time period. As such, this Department will only provide the prevailing end-of-list test appointment date as at the time of handling the enquiries, nevertheless, this does not mean that the candidate would be allotted with that end-of-list appointment date and the Department is not able to confirm with the candidate the next test appointment date after this end-of-list-appointment date.
On the other hand, if you wish to postpone your test, please note that the end-of-list test appointment allotted is subject to the prevailing waiting time for the respective type of test at the original test centre at the time when the application is processed.
|Repeater's Application for Driving Test (Non-Commercial Vehicle)
Repeaters of non-commercial vehicle driving test can re-apply for an end-of-list appointment driving test by the following methods:
1. Follow the procedures as listed in first section to submit the application in person; or
2. Send your application to Kowloon Licensing Office by post; or
3. Apply through the GovHK Online Booking for Driving Tests.
Repeaters of non-commercial vehicle can also apply for a repeater early test appointment.
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)
|Application for Learner's Driving Licence
You may choose to apply for driving tests in conjunction with your application for learner's driving licences, if necessary, and submit your application of learner's driving licence (form no. TD 555) together with your application for a driving test. These forms are available at any of the licensing offices of the Transport Department, the Home Affairs Department Public Enquiry Service Centres, Post Offices, or through the Enquiry Hotline (852)2804 2600 to obtain a fax copy.
Applicants of driving tests (except for motorcycle driving tests) are not required to apply for learner's driving licences in conjunction with the application of driving tests. In other words, applicants can apply for a driving test first, and then they can consider applying for a learner's driving licence after their arrangement of their driving learning schedule depending on their need. Applicants may still apply for a learner's driving licence in conjunction with the application for driving tests, if necessary. However, please be reminded that if you wish to learn driving a motor vehicle on road, you must be the holder of a valid learner's driving licence(s) for that class of vehicle(s).
|Note for Application
Learner driver is advised to select a suitable driving instructor as soon as possible for scheduling of a training plan well in advance and to ensure you can receive adequate training hours before taking road test. Please also ensure that the driving instructor holds a valid driving instructor's licence for the respective group of motor vehicle. For further details, please refer to Points to Note for Driving Learning.
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.
Validity of the Test Form
A test form is valid for 18 months with effect from the date of issue and entitles you to take all parts of a test within that period. It ceases to be effective if you fail in any part of the test; you have to purchase a new test form for a further test.
It also ceases to be effective if you fail to attend a driving test unless:
* The day of scheduled test and the day when the application is received are excluded. For example, if your test date is 9th February, you are required to submit your application on or before 1st February. If the application is sent by post, the date of postmark will be taken as the day on which the notice is deemed to be received. Late application would not be accepted and you need to attend the test as scheduled, otherwise, if you are absent from test, the test form shall be invalidated.
If you are unable to attend a driving test in the above circumstances, a new appointment will be arranged according to the end-of-list appointment date of specific test type. Provided that, after postponement, temporary cancellation or change of test region, the new appointment is arranged within 18 months from the date of issue of the test form, the same test form can be used for the test, otherwise you have to purchase a new one.
Validity of a Learner's Driving Licence
A learner driving licence is valid for 12 months with effect from the date of issue and entitles you to learn the type of vehicle during prescribed period of time with a qualified Driving Instructor. If the validity of your Learner's Driving Licence cannot cover the new test date after postponement, temporary cancellation or change of test region, you are required to renew your Learner's Driving Licence if you need to learn driving between the expiry date and your new test date.
Conditions Imposed with Issue of Learner's Driving Licence
When an applicant applies for a Learner's Driving Licence, he/she will be given a note of "Conditions Imposed with Issue of Learner's Driving Licence". You must read and follow the rules under this condition, please click here to download the relevant document.
|Application for Driving Ability Assessment
|For more information on how to apply for Driving Ability Assessment, please click here.
|Enquiries may be made at (852) 2771 7723 or by e-mail to email@example.com.
|Driving Test Centre - Address and Telephone Number
|For information of driving test centres, please click here.|