Despite the gradual resumption of auctions of vehicle registration marks since March 2021, the processing time of submitted applications and waiting time for auction will become longer due to COVID-19 pandemic.  Thank you for your kind attention and understanding. 

Applications accepted in January, May and September each year.   

Before submitting applications, applicants should read the guidance notes carefully, and may also make reference to the auctioned marks under "Personalized Vehicle Registration Mark (Auction)" for the combinations and display arrangements of PVRMs. 


Guidance Notes for Personalized Vehicle Registration Mark Application

Guidance Notes for Application for Personalized Vehicle Registration Mark (Bilingual Version) (PDF 1223 KB)
Chapter 1: What is a Personalized Vehicle Registration Mark (PVRM) (PDF 710 KB)
Chapter 2: The Business Process from Submission of Application to Auction of PVRMs (PDF 373 KB)
Chapter 3: Points to Note at Various Stages from Submission of Application to Auction (PDF 385 KB)
Stage 1: Submission of Application
Stage 2: Selection of Applications by lot
Stage 3: Checking against Basic Combination Requirements
Stage 4: Payment of Deposit
Stage 5: Vetting
Stage 6: Auction
Chapter 4: Change of Correspondence Address and Contact Telephone Number (PDF 187 KB)
Chapter 5: Enquiry Hotline (PDF 187 KB)
Annex 1: Basic Combination Requirements for PVRMs  (PDF 460 KB)
Annex 2: PVRMs specified at Schedule 5A to the Road Traffic (Registration and Licensing of Vehicles) Regulations (Applications for these registration marks will not be accepted)  (PDF 212 KB)
Annex 3: Vetting Criteria  (PDF 193 KB)
Membership List of the PVRMs Vetting Committee  (PDF 15 KB)


Submission of Application

  1. By post to the Vehicle Registration Marks Unit, Transport Department, 12/F, South Tower, West Kowloon Government Offices, 11 Hoi Ting Road, Yau Ma Tei, Kowloon. Applications received by post will be dated by the postmark. 
  2. Via the drop-in box at any of the TD's Licensing Offices at Admiralty, Cheung Sha Wan, Kwun Tong and Sha Tin.  For easy identification, please mark "PVRM Application" on the envelope of the application. Applicants are advised to visit the TD's website for the latest service arrangements of the Licensing Offices.
  3. Through the online application service at the GovHK website if the applicant possesses an "iAM Smart" account with digital signing function (for Hong Kong residents only) or a digital certificate.

[Owing to the pandemic, the waiting time for auction will become longer.   Thank you for your attention and understanding. ]


Application Period for the 45th Invitation Exercise:  Closed on 30 September 2021

(Note: The processing of applications for personalized vehicle registration marks involves several stages and is taken by batches. As a general reference, it would normally take up to eight or more months for an application to complete the process and have the approved mark from the deadline for applications of each exercise to be put up for auction. The processing time would be even longer if the applied mark requires further examination during the vetting stage.)

Applications Selected by Lot for the 45th Invitation Exercise