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About the Scheme

"Northbound Travel for Hong Kong Vehicles" (the Scheme) allows eligible Hong Kong private cars to travel between Hong Kong and Guangdong via the Hong Kong-Zhuhai-Macao Bridge (HZMB).  To achieve implementation of the Scheme in an orderly manner, the governments of Guangdong and Hong Kong agreed to introduce limit on the number of applications to be processed.  A computer ballot will be introduced to allocate the number of applications to be processed.  The limit for first week after open to receiving applications is 200 applications per working day and the limit from second week will be 300 applications per working day.  Registered owner of the private car eligible for the Scheme can register for computer ballot on 29 May 2023 the earliest.  Approved Hong Kong private cars can travel between Hong Kong and Guangdong via the HZMB from 0:00 am on 1 July 2023.

 

Application eligibility and Documents required

Applicants 

Eligibility

  • must be the registered owner of the private car concerned;
  • must be a Hong Kong Resident who possess a valid Hong Kong Identity Card and a valid Mainland Travel Permit for Hong Kong and Macao Residents (i.e. 'Home Return Permit'); and
  • if the applicant is one of the designated drivers, the applicant must possess driving licences in Hong Kong and the Mainland.
Documents Required
  1. Hong Kong Identity Card
  2. Mainland Travel Permit for Hong Kong and Macao Residents (i.e. Home Return Permit)
  3. Hong Kong Vehicle Registration Document
  4. Certificate of Roadworthiness for the vehicle (only applicable to Hong Kong private cars aged 6 year or more and the certificate is issued by designated car testing centres in Hong Kong.)
Drivers  

Each applicant may designate no more than two drivers to drive the private car concerned between Hong Kong and Guangdong.  One of the drivers could be the applicant. 

Eligibility

  • must be a Hong Kong resident who possess a valid Hong Kong Identity Card; 
  • must possess a valid Mainland Travel Permit for Hong Kong and Macao Residents (i.e. "Home Return Permit"), or foreign passport with valid visa/endorsement (or residence permit, permanent resident card), or other international travel documents with valid visa/endorsement (or residence permit, permanent resident card), etc.; and
  • must possess driving licences for private cars in Hong Kong and the Mainland.
Documents Required
  1. Hong Kong Identity Card
  2. Mainland Travel Permit for Hong Kong and Macao Residents (i.e. Home Return Permit), or foreign passport with valid visa/endorsement (or residence permit, permanent resident card), or other international travel documents with valid visa/endorsement (or residence permit, permanent resident card)
  3. Hong Kong full driving licence
  4. Mainland Driving Licence
Vehicles
  • Vehicles under the Scheme must be registered under the name of an individual and issued with a valid Hong Kong vehicle licence.
  • The vehicle must be in seating capacity of eight or below (including the driver), and must not exceed six metres in length. 
  • According to the "Guangdong Province Administrative Measures for Hong Kong Private Cars Travelling to the Mainland via the Hong Kong-Zhuhai-Macao Bridge" ("Administrative Measures"), applicants are required to submit Certificate of Roadworthiness for Hong Kong private cars registered (or aged) 6 years or more.  After receiving notification from the Mainland authorities, the applicant would be required to arrange vehicle inspection at designated location in Hong Kong as required by the Guangdong Provincial Government. The vehicle concerned is not required to go to the Mainland for separate inspection.
  • The vehicle must comply with the statutory motor insurance requirements on third party risk as required by the Hong Kong and the Mainland authorities.
     

Note:

  1. Each applicant could only apply in the name of one private car even if the applicant has more than one vehicle registered under his name.
  2. Vehicles which have obtained quota under "Regular Quotas for Cross-boundary Private Cars travelling between Guangdong and Hong Kong" or "Ad Hoc Quotas for Cross Boundary Private Cars" are not eligible to apply for the Scheme.


For application procedures, fees and other details of the Scheme, please refer to the theme page of the Scheme (www.hzmbqfs.gov.hk). 

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Last update: 25 May 2023
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