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Are domestic helpers included in the Hong Kong Identity Card (HKID) Replacement Exercise?

Hong Kong Identity Card Replacement Exercise

The Territory-wide Identity Card Replacement Exercise will start on 27 December 2018 and expected to take about four years. Domestic helpers are included in this exercise and will be required to replace their ID cards. All smart Hong Kong identity card holders will be invited (ie. by phone) in phases based on year of birth, to have their existing smart HKIDs replaced at the dedicated smart identity card replacement centres.
Failure to show up within the designated period without a valid reason would be deemed to be breaking the law, risking a maximum fine of HK$5,000 (US$638).

Who is required to replace identity cards?

The territory-wide Identity Card Replacement Exercise covers all Hong Kong residents, including domestic helpers and other residents for employment, investment or study. Read more: “Who shall replace identity cards?”

Secretary for Security will issue an Order to announce the details of the first cycle. The arrangement will be as follows (subject to the procedure of the Legislative Council):

How can I replace my identity card?

  1. To save time at the replacement centre, book an appointment online and pre-fill forms before visiting the smart identity card replacement centre.
  2. Nine Smart Identity Card Replacement Centres (SIDCCs) will be set up across the territory in the Identity Card Replacement Exercise.
Smart Identity Card Replacement Centres Address
Hong Kong Island Smart Identity Card Replacement Centre Room 200, 2/F, Shui On Centre, 6–8 Harbour Road, Wan Chai
East Kowloon Smart Identity Card Replacement Centre Unit 1, 2/F, Manulife Financial Centre and Unit 1B, 3/F, Manulife Financial Centre, Tower A, 223–231 Wai Yip Street, Kwun Tong
West Kowloon Smart Identity Card Replacement Centre 12/F, Gala Place, 56 Dundas Street, Mong Kok
Tsuen Wan Smart Identity Card Replacement Centre Shop S201, 2/F, Smartland, 50 Texaco Road, Tsuen Wan
Sha Tin Smart Identity Card Replacement Centre Shop G26, G/F & Shop 123, 1/F, Kings Wing Plaza 1, 3 On Kwan Street, Sha Tin
Sheung Shui Smart Identity Card Replacement Centre 7/F, Spot, 48 Lung Sum Avenue, Sheung Shui
Tuen Mun Smart Identity Card Replacement Centre Shop L414B, Level 4, Leung King Plaza, Leung King Estate, 31 Tin King Road, Tuen Mun
Yuen Long Smart Identity Card Replacement Centre Shop 50, G/F, Manhattan Plaza, 23 Sai Ching Street, Yuen Long
Tseung Kwan O Smart Identity Card Replacement Centre Shop 20-26, G/F, Corinthia By The Sea, 23 Tong Yin Street, Tseung Kwan O, Sai Kung


Last updated on February 12th, 2019
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