Hong Kong’s Transport Department has launched a platform to give residents of the city the option of applying for International Driving Permits online. Applicants who use the platform, which launched on September 26, will get their permits within 10 working days, and must pay HK$80.

a sample of an International Driving Permit obtained via an online application
A sample of an International Driving Permit obtained via an online application (© GovHK)

What do I need to apply for an International Driving Permit online?

Hongkongers who wish to apply for an International Driving Permit online must have:

Those who still want to apply for an International Driving Permit in person can continue to do so by making an appointment at a Licensing Office. Hongkongers who prefer to submit their TD51 application forms by post can use the drop-in boxes at the Licensing Offices.

The layout of permits processed online will be slightly different from permits that have been applied for in person or via drop-in boxes. However, all International Driving Permits will be stamped by the Transport Department, and are therefore considered valid.

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From the Middle East to the Far East and a couple of places in between, Anjali has lived in no fewer than seven cities in Asia, and has travelled extensively in the region. She worked as a lifestyle journalist in India before coming to Hong Kong, where her favourite thing to do is island-hopping with her daughter. You can check out her musings on motherhood, courtesy her Instagram profile.

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