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Transport Department to suspend direct issuance of HK driving licenses

(File Photo) The Transport Department will implement special work arrangements under HK government's tightening anti-epidemic measures. (DotDotNews)

To align with the Hong Kong government's further tightening of social distancing measures, the Transport Department (TD) announced today (July 29) that it will suspend service for the direct issue of a full HK driving license from tomorrow (July 30) until further notice. The special work arrangements are implemented to minimize the risk of COVID-19 spread in the community.

The Licensing Offices at Admiralty, Cheung Sha Wan, Kwun Tong and Sha Tin will continue to suspend walk-in counter services, but will provide counter services for processing applications submitted by applicants with online appointments and process applications submitted by drop-in boxes, by post, or online.

The TD appeals to members of the public in need to use the online appointment services as far as possible. Members of the public who cannot make a prior booking may submit applications by post or online, or via the drop-in boxes placed at the Licensing Offices from 9a.m. to 5p.m. (Monday - Friday).

It is anticipated that the queuing time for counter services with an appointment will be longer under the special work arrangement. The Licensing Offices will need more time to process applications submitted by drop-in boxes, by post or online. The TD appeals to members of the public who have submitted an application for their patience and understanding. To avoid unnecessary delays, the public should submit license renewal applications three to four weeks before the expiry dates.

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