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Application Period

The Holder of a probationary driving licence (applicable to motor cycle, motor tricycle, private car or light goods vehicle) should submit an application for a full driving licence within 3 years from the date of completion of the probationary driving period; otherwise he must re-take and pass the relevant driving tests again to obtain a new probationary driving licence, and complete the requisite probationary driving period before making the application again.

Application Procedures


Application for new issue, renewal and addition full driving licence & driving instructor's licence - TD557 (PDF, you may also fill in this form online and print a filled version for submission)


Means of Submission
  1. In person to any Licensing Office. If handled by an agent, the agent should bring his/her identity document in original for record purposes.
  2. By mail to P.O. Box 68115, Kowloon East Post Office, Kowloon (You are advised to send by registered mail);
  3. By drop-in box at any Licensing Office or designated post offices in 18 districts (PDF) (no stamp is required).
Supporting Documents
  1. Document of identity: HK Identity Card/Passport (Original/Copy); 

  2. Address Proof (Original/Copy); and
  3. If an applicant aged 70 or above, submits a medical examination report form TD256 completed by a registered medical practitioner within the last 4 months before the submission of renewal application.
Validity & Fee

Validity period & fee of driving licence


Payment Method
  1. Cash;
  2. EPS; or
  3. Crossed cheque payable to “The Government of the HKSAR”.

For application by post / drop-in box, the payment of fee should be settled by crossed cheque.


Processing Time

Depending on submission method:

  1. In person to Licensing Office: To be issued on the same day
  2. Others: To be sent to applicants by registered mail within 10 working days from the date of receipt of application.


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