Vehicle Licences

Information about the legal requirements for the correct licensing of your vehicle in Hong Kong...

The Transport Department of Hong Kong charges an annual or four-monthly vehicle licence fee calculated by engine size. Applicants for a vehicle licence will need to provide proof of identity (photocopy or original), proof of address (utility bill or bank correspondence), proof of third party insurance, the original registration document, a roadworthiness certificate (if the car is over six years old) and the appropriate fee.  Typically, car dealerships in Hong Kong initiate the licensing process for their customers.

Those able to renew their licence online are encouraged to do so. Applicants who wish to renew their licence in person are advised to make an appointment with the Licensing Office.

Applications can be submitted any of the following Licensing Offices:

  • Hong Kong Licensing Office
    At: 3/F, United Centre, 95 Queensway, Hong Kong
    Tel: 2804 2636
    Fax: 2804 2599
  • Kowloon Licensing Office
    At
    : 2/F, Cheung Sha Wan Government Offices, 303 Cheung Sha Wan Road, Kowloon
    Tel: 2150 7728
    Fax: 2782 0153
  • Kwun Tong Licensing Office
    At
    : 5/F, Kowloon East Government Office, 12 Lei Yue Mun Road, Kowloon
    Tel: 2775 6835
    Fax: 2348 2150
  • Sha Tin Licensing Office
    At
    : 2/F, Sha Tin Government Offices, 1 Sheung Wo Che Road, Sha Tin, New Territories
    Tel: 2606 1468
    Fax: 2691 1242
  • The Transport Department has more information on vehicle licence fees

Vehicle licences can be renewed up to four months before the expiry date.  If a licensing request is submitted late, a fine of 0.33 percent of licence fee value multiplied by the number of late days will be charged.