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Letters sent to applicants for Group 1 private driving instructors' licences

The Transport Department (TD) today (November 14) said that acknowledgement letters were sent to applicants of Group 1 Private Driving Instructors' (PDI) Licences for private cars and light goods vehicles informing them of the receipt of their applications.

"The acknowledgement letter has been sent out to the applicant's respective address registered under the TD and an individual application number is printed on the top right hand corner of the letter. If an applicant for a Group 1 PDI Licence does not receive the acknowledgement letter by November 21, they should contact the department at 2783 8890," a TD spokesman said.

The TD issued a notice on September 5 inviting applications for three different Groups of PDI Licences in two stages:

* Stage 1: Applications for Group 1 PDI Licence (private cars and light goods vehicles) during the period from September 12 to 26.

* Stage 2: Applications for Group 2 PDI Licence (private light buses, public light buses, private buses and public buses) and Group 3 PDI Licence (medium goods vehicles, heavy goods vehicles and articulated vehicles) during the period from October 17 to 31.

"About 22 000 applications for a Group 1 PDI Licence were received during the application period. As the number of applications exceeds the number of PDI Licences proposed to be issued, the TD will hold a ballot to determine the order of processing the applications," the spokesman said.

The Group 1 ballot will be conducted on December 13 (Saturday) and letters will be sent to individual applicants informing them of their ballot order numbers. The ballot results will be published on the TD's website ( that afternoon. Applicants can also check the ballot results by calling 2804 2600 or visiting the Driving Services Section of the TD at 19 Pui Ching Road, Ho Man Tin, Kowloon during office hours from 9am to 5pm on Mondays to Fridays, excluding public holidays.

Acknowledgement letters will be sent to applicants for Group 2 and Group 3 PDI Licences, and the scheduled date and details of the ballot will be announced later.

Ends/Friday, November 14, 2014
Issued at HKT 14:01