Driving in Hong Kong for Overseas Driving Licence Holders For overseas driving licence holders who wish to drive in Hong Kong, they may do so through one of the following means- (1) Apply for a full driving licence by direct issue without test; (2) Apply for a temporary driving licence; or (3) Driving on strength of their valid overseas driving licence or international driving permit if they are visitors to Hong Kong (visitors mean that they arrive at Hong Kong other than to take up residence for a period not exceeding 12 months).
Hold an overseas driving licence issued by one of the countries or places as listed (including China);
The overseas driving licence must be: (1) valid or has not expired for more than 3 years; and (2)must be obtained through passing of driving test held in the issuing country or place; The driving entitlement(s) applied for must be equivalent to the class(es) which are authorized to drive by the issuing country or place; and
Satisfy any one of the requirements listed below: (1) have resided in the overseas country or place of issue for a period of not less than 6 months during which the licence was issued; or (2) have held the licence for 5 years or more immediately prior to the application; or (3) hold a passport or equivalent travel document of the country or place in which the licence was issued.
How to apply: 1. Complete an application form ; and 2. Submit it to Hong Kong Licensing Office.
What to bring ? 1. Hong Kong Identity Card (original and photocopy); 2. Relevant travel document (e.g. passport) (original and photocopy); 3. Relevant overseas driving licence (original and photocopy); 4. Other relevant supporting documents (original and photocopy); residential address and correspondence address (original and photocopy); Our agency fees and government fees, RMB 3,500