Skip to main content

Countries / places that recognise the IDP issued in Hong Kong
Currently, more than 90 countries/places recognise the IDP issued in Hong Kong. You may check the list below to find out if the country / place that you intend to visit allow holders of IDP to drive or not.
List of countries / places (displayed in alphabetical order) 

Eligibility for Application
You must meet ALL of the following requirements:
1.    holding a HK identity card, and
2.    holding a valid Hong Kong full driving licence (licence expired for not more than 3 years is also accepted)

Points to note: Holders of Probationary Driving Licence are not eligible for the application of IDP.

Validity of IDP

  • An IDP is valid for one year from the date of issue, it can be used for multiple times within the validity period. The holder has to apply for a new one when it is expired.

Points to note: Applicants may apply for a new IDP at any time even the IDP is not expired yet.

Application Procedures


Application for International Driving Permit TD51 (PDF), you may print a filled version for submission.

Supporting Documents

You must submit all of the following supporting documents.

  1. The completed application form TD 51; and
  2. Hong Kong Identity Card (original/copy) (Please click here for the requirements of the identity proof); and 
  3. Two identical, new and recent photographs showing the full face (Please click here for the requirements of photographs); and
  4. Address Proof (original/copy) (Please click here for the requirements of the address proof). 
Means of Submission
  1. In person or by agent to any Licensing Office. An appointment booking service is available on phone (Tel: 3763 8080) and the Internet. The appointment can be made 10 weeks in advance.
  • After making the appoinment successfully, the applicants shall visit the Licensing Office concerned at the scheduled time.
  • If the application is submitted by an agent, the agent is required to produce his/her own original identity document for record purpose. No authorisation letter is needed.
  1. By post to Transport Department Kwun Tong Licensing Office, P.O. Box 68115, Kowloon East Post Office, Kowloon
  • The Transport Department encourages applicants to submit the application using a registered mail to avoid losing important documents.


Payment Method
  1. For applications submitted in person to the Licensing Office, the Transport Department only accepts the following payment methods:
  • Cash;
  • FPS
  • EPS;or
  • Crossed cheque payable to “The Government of the HKSAR”.
  1. For application by post, the payment of fee should be settled by crossed cheque.
Processing Time
  • In person to the Licensing Office:

    • To be issued on the same day

  • By mail

    • To be sent to applicants by registered mail within 10 working days from the date of receipt of application.


Do you find this information useful?
Is the information sufficient?
Is it easy to get the information you want?
Other comments:
Last update: 18 Jan 2023
Want to learn more?