Hong Kong: Mobile Passport Renewal Stations Introduced 

July 18, 2022 Jessie Butchley

Key Points  

  • Residents of Hong Kong will be able to access mobile passport stations for renewing passports beginning in September 2022 


On 13 July 2022, the authorities of Hong Kong introduced new measures for citizens of the Special Administrative Region to renew or apply for a new passport. Under these measures, Hong Kong will introduce mobile application stations beginning in September 2022. Stations will be introduced throughout the districts of Hong Kong in locations with higher pedestrian flows and will be open daily. 

Eligible applicants will need to provide proof of a valid Hong Kong permanent identity card that will be submitted with their application along with other supporting documents. At the station, the applicant's picture will be taken, and any required fees will be paid online.  

Eligible applicants can also apply online or through the Department of Immigration’s mobile application. 

What are the Changes?  

The authorities of Hong Kong will introduce mobile stations for residents to apply for or renew their passports. These stations will be located throughout all districts of Hong Kong. Eligible applicants should ensure they hold the appropriate documentation when visiting a mobile station. 

Looking Ahead  

The authorities of Hong Kong advise all persons making travel plans outside of the region to check the validity of their passport and file renewal applications early in case of delays. Continue to check the authorities of Hong Kong’s website and Envoy’s website for the latest updates and information.

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Content in this publication is for informational purposes only and not intended as legal advice, nor should it be relied on as such. For additional information on the issues discussed, consult an attorney at one of the two U.S. Law Firms working with the Envoy Platform or another qualified professional. On non-U.S. immigration issues, consult an Envoy global immigration service provider or another qualified representative.

About the Author

Jessie is Envoy's Global Immigration Writer.

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