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HK residents born in ’62-’63 may still apply for new smart IDs until Feb 20

03 February 2021

By The SUN 

The new HK ID card has more security features than the previous smart ID

The Immigration Department has extended the deadline for applying for new smart identity cards for those born between 1962 and 1963 to Feb 20 this year.

The original deadline was Jul 28 last year, but this was extended for two weeks (except for the Lunar New Year holidays) starting today because of repeated suspension of services at the Smart Identity Card Centres amid the pandemic.

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Services at all SIDCCs across Hong Kong were last suspended from Dec 2, 2020 to Jan 31, 2021.

“Due to the service suspension of the SIDCCs, some persons born in 1962 or 1963 may have been unable to apply for new HKICs within the application period previously announced,” said a statement from Immigration in explaining the extension.

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Meanwhile, those born between 1973 to 1976 may start having their old ID cards replaced with the Smart IDs from Feb 22 until Jul 9 this year.

Those born in 2005 until2007 and 2012 to 2018 may apply for ID card replacements from May 3 to Sept 18 this year.

Further details are as follows: 

Eligible persons

Application period

Holders of the old form of smart HKIC born in 1962 or 1963

July 28, 2020 - February 20, 2021

Holders of the old form of smart HKIC born in 1973, 1974, 1975 or 1976

February 22 - July 9, 2021

Holders of the old form of smart HKIC born in 2005, 2006, 2007, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017 or 2018

May 3 - September 18, 2021

The amendment to the schedule will be tabled at the Legislative Council on Feb 24 for negative vetting.

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The existing call-up period for those born in 1970 to 1972 previously announced remains unchanged, meaning the application period will still last until Apr 30, 2021.

To avoid large gatherings, Immigration is appealing to applicants to make prior appointment bookings via, Immigration’s mobile application, or the 24-hour telephone booking hotline 2121 1234. 


Applicants can also fill up the application form when making appointment bookings through the Internet or the mobile application to save waiting time.

As before, each applicant can bring along two people aged 65 and above, or those with disability, so they can secure their new Smart IDs at the same time.


For details of the replacement exercise, visit the website or call the enquiry hotline at 2824 6111.

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