Enrollment for using the Hong Kong Automated Passenger Clearance System (e-Channel)

Enrollment


How to Apply

Application Procedures and Documents Required

Macao SAR Permanent Resident:

  • Eligible Macao SAR Permanent Resident Identity Card holders, aged 18 or above, can lodge the prior enrollment application:
    • by using the self-service kiosks in Macao; or
    • by proceeding to the enrollment office of the Hong Kong Immigration Department in person with their Macao SAR Permanent Resident Identity Card.

* Enrollment procedures of self-service kiosk:

  1.  Select the language;
  2.  Insert the identity card;
  3.  Read the terms and press “Accept” to start the enrollment;
  4.  Retrieve the identity card;
  5.  Follow the instruction to collect the fingerprints;
  6.  Get the enrollment receipt.
  • Eligible Macao SAR permanent residents, aged eleven to under eighteen, should lodge the prior enrollment application in person with their parents, guardians or legal representatives at the enrollment office of Hong Kong Immigration Department and provide the original of the followings:
  1.   Identification documents of the applicant and the accompanying father, mother, guardian or legal representative;
  2.  Birth certificate of the applicant ( applicant born in Macao must present a “Birth Certificate – Descriptive Statement (for the purpose of identity card application)” or a complete certified copy of the Birth Certificate issued by the Civil Registration Bureau of the Macao SAR.);
  3.  If accompanied by a guardian, documentary proof of parenting right or guardianship execution should be provided. (If the documents is written in Portuguese only, it must be accompanied by a certified Chinese or English translation.).

Macao SAR Non-permanent Resident:

Macao SAR non-permanent residents should proceed to the enrollment office of the Hong Kong Immigration Department to lodge the prior enrollment application in person.

  • Eligible Macao SAR Non-permanent Resident Identity Card holders, aged 18 or above, should provide their Macao SAR Non-permanent Resident Identity Card and a Visit Permit for Residents of Macao SAR to Hong Kong SAR, both with validity of not less than one month.
  • Eligible Macao SAR non-permanent residents, aged eleven to under eighteen, should lodge the application in person with their parents, guardians or legal representatives provide the original of the followings:
  1.  Macao SAR Non-permanent Resident Identity Card and a Visit Permit for Residents of Macao SAR to Hong Kong SAR, both with validity of not less than one month;
  2.  Identification documents of the accompanying father, mother, guardian or legal representative;
  3.  Birth certificate of the applicant ( applicant born in Macao must present a “Birth Certificate – Descriptive Statement (for the purpose of identity card application)” or a complete certified copy of the Birth Certificate issued by the Civil Registration Bureau of the Macao SAR.);
  4.  If accompanied by a guardian, documentary proof of parenting right or guardianship execution should be provided. (If the documents is written in Portuguese only, it must be accompanied by a certified Chinese or English translation.).

Remarks/ Notes for Application

  1.  If Macao residents who have successfully enrolled in using the e-Channel wants to cancel the enrollment, they should lodge their application in person at the e-Channel Enrollment Office in the headquarter of the Hong Kong Immigration Department or any control point in Hong Kong . For the locations and office hours, please visit the website of the Hong Kong Immigration Department.
  2.  For the locations equipped with Automated Passenger Clearance System (e-Channel) in Hong Kong, please visit the website of the Hong Kong Immigration Department.
  3.   If the chip of Macao SAR Resident Identity Card flakes off, the resident should replace his/her Macao SAR Resident Identity Card at the Identification Services Bureau as soon as possible. Residents can also apply for a “Visit Permit for Residents of Macao SAR to Hong Kong SAR” at the Identification Services Bureau if they need to go to Hong Kong before their identity card is replaced.
  4.   The entry record should be properly kept and be produced upon the request of law enforcement officials of the Hong Kong SAR. The loss of such record will not affect the conditions and period of stay in Hong Kong or the departure. If a person needs to reprint the record, he/she can proceed to the Extension Section of the Hong Kong Immigration Department located at Wanchai.

Service Location and Office Hours

Fees

Free of charge.

Processing Time

  • Enroll by using self-service kiosks in Macau:
    After successful enrollment, residents can enter and exit the Hong Kong SAR by using e-Channel on the third working day from the day following the day of application.
  • Enroll at the enrollment office of the Hong Kong Immigration Department:
    Residents can enter and exit the Hong Kong SAR by using e-Channel in 15 minutes after successful enrollment.

Content provider: Identification Services Bureau (DSI)

Last modified: 2017-11-15 12:22

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