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The distance between the face and the camera should be about 40 cm. Ideally the photo should be taken by the other person.


Posture: Straight ahead

Place your face in front of the lens. Hold the camera at eye level and keep neutral face expression.



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Hong Kong Passport Photo Requirements

Now you know how to apply for a HKSAR Passport, so it's high time to make your passport photo ready! Remember that this is really important when you want to have your application accepted by certain passport offices. When applying for HKSAR Passport, you have to send three passport photos with your application. Thinking of Hong Kong Passport Photo, there are a few aspects that you have to take into consideration.

Size of HKSAR Photo

One of the most important aspects when printing your passport photo is size. If you want to apply for a Hong Kong passport, your photo size must be 40mm width and 50mm height. Talking about size requirements, your head should be placed in the way that the distance from your chin to the top of your head is 32mm to 36mm. Maximum dimensions and size in pixels is 600Kb (1200x1600 pixels).

Background and lightning

Your background should be in solid, light color. White wall will be a perfect environment for taking passport photos. Remember, that your photo can be rejected, when your face is not centered, it’s too dark or overexposed. Another cause of rejection is shadow occurring on your face or anywhere on a picture you included with your application.

Clothing and makeup

When you are getting ready to take a passport photo, bear in mind that you’re not going to your sister’s wedding. It’s not the time to wear heavy make-up or a bright, sparkling dress. Find something casual in your wardrobe and just act normal, it’s only a passport photo! Try to make your face as visible as you can. That means, you should not wear your glasses or hat, pin up your hair, take any facial piercings away from your face. When you’re ready just look straight in the camera lens and you’re good to go. You can smile a little bit without showing off your teeth. 

Hong Kong Passport Photo - Do it yourself!

When you’re thinking about taking a passport photo, the first thing you have in mind is that you have to go to the nearest photo studio, wait until your photo will be printed and so on. But what, if we will tell you that you can do it all at home without going anywhere? Sounds great, right? When you will find a perfect spot with white wall, natural light and you will get yourself ready, take your phone, open our app and take a picture! It’s that easy. You can send us a photo you’ve just taken or any passport photo you have in digital format. However, it cannot be older than six months.

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You don’t know how to take a photo that would meet all the passport photo requirements? Don’t worry, we will take care of the quality, background and dimensions. Upload your picture and our artificial intelligence system will adjust your photo to a certain type of document you’ve already chosen. You can choose from Android passport photo app and iOS photo app! You can take as many pictures as you like - it’s up to you which one you’ll choose at the end. You don’t have to go anywhere to take and print your passport photos. We can deliver your photos printed to your door or you can order them in a digital version sent by email. Moreover, if your photo is rejected, we will give you your money back! It’s cheap, convenient and easier than you think. Are you ready to try?

Last update: 5/30/23

About the document

In Hong Kong you can speak both English and Chinese. HKSAR passports are printed in these two official languages. Did you know that Hong Kong Passport is currently ranked as the 19th most powerful passport in the world? Application for this document is possible, if:

  • You are a Chinese citizen,
  • You are a permanent resident of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region (HKSAR) and you own a valid Hong Kong permanent ID.

Apply for Hong Kong Passport

There are few ways you can apply for this document. You can do it in person, by post, drop-in or in Travel Document Submission Kiosk:

  1. You can apply for Hong Kong Passport if your HKSAR passport has been lost, damaged or you need to change your personal details like subname,
  2. Under other circumstances you can apply through Travel Document Submission Kiosk,
  3. When applying for new passport, check the Immigration Department Mobile App - use this app if you are able to collect the passport personally in the Immigration Office,
  4. If you decide to send your documents by post, you should send it to Travel Documents and Nationality (Application) Section in Immigration Department in Hong Kong,
  5. The last method you can use is putting your application in the drop-in boxes which are located at the Immigration Offices.

When you decide, which way to choose, make an appointment here, by Immigration Department (ID) Mobile Application or by calling a certain phone number you can find on the ID website. Keep in mind that if you’re under 16, you have to be accompanied by your legal guardian when collecting the passport in person. Download the application form, necessary for getting a passport from this website. Read carefully which one you should choose. 

Supporting documents

Besides the application form, you have to include a Hong Kong passport photo. It has to be in colour with white background. Also, a permanent Hong Kong ID card is necessary. However, if you were not born in Hong Kong, but you decided to apply for passport, you need to show additional documents to determine your Chinese citizenship:

  • Hong Kong ID,
  • Birth certificate with your parents’ names,
  • Travel identification documents with current photo,
  • Parents’ Hong Kong permanent ID cards, travel identification documents and official documents that confirm place of their residence (including the dates),
  • Official proof of your Chinese citizenship.

When will I get my passport?

While planning your journey to Hong Kong, plan your passport application earlier. When the Immigration Department receives necessary documents like passport photo, application fee, your application should be processed in five working days. Generally, you can acquire your passport on the working day followed by the day your documents are fully completed. Remember, that if you’ve sent your documents by, for example, a drop-in box, you have to wait from two to three days more than usual. Also, if there are any errors in your documents or your passport photo has incorrect dimensions, your application can be rejected. When you’re in an urgent need for obtaining the Hong Kong Passport, you can reach any of the Immigration Offices, showing evidence to support your request. 

Hong Kong Passport Fee

You prepared all the necessary documents and you are ready to apply. How much does it cost? If you apply for HKSAR that will be valid for next 10 years and you are above 16 years of age you have to pay about 460 Hong Kong Dollars (60 USD). When applying for a passport due to personal details changes, the price of your new passport is 84 Hong Kong Dollars (10 USD).

Frequently Asked Questions FAQ

Am I egible for Hong Kong Passport?

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You are eligible to apply for a HKSAR Passport if you are a Chinese citizen, have the Right of Abode (ROA) in the HKSAR and are holding a valid Hong Kong permanent identity card (PIC).

What does it mean exactly to be a Chinese Citizen?

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You are a "Chinese citizen" if you have Chinese nationality under the Chinese Nationality Law as elaborated in "the interpretation of Chinese Nationality Law when applying in the HKSAR" passed by the Standing Committee of the National People's Congress of the Chinese Government on 15 May 1996. In general, you may have Chinese nationality if you are a Hong Kong resident of Chinese descent and born in Hong Kong or other parts of China, notwithstanding that you hold, or have held any foreign passport.

How long does it take to have HKSAR Passport?

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The HKSAR Immigration Department pledges to complete the process of an application in 5 working days after receiving all necessary documents, application fee and photograph and in 10 working days for children aged under 11 not holding a Hong Kong permanent identity card (Working days denote Monday to Friday excluding General Holidays). In general, you can obtain the new passport on the next working day after the completion of the application process by the Immigration Department. For applications not submitted in person (e.g. via drop-in-box), an extra 2 to 3 working days may be required for handling formalities. The processing time may be longer for passport application due to loss, damage or amendment of personal particulars. Whether this pledge can be met will also depend on the circumstances of individual applications and the number of applications received at a particular time. If you have any travel plans, please apply early.

No. The passport will contain only the personal particulars of the passport holder. An application should be made for your child for his own HKSAR Passport.

If you have lost your HKSAR passport, you should report the loss to the Immigration Department. You should complete the application form (ID 645) and submit your replacement application in person at any one of the Immigration Offices that handles travel document applications. You may make an appointment through the 24-hour telephone booking system at (852) 2598 0888, online at www.gov.hk/tdbooking or through the Immigration Department Mobile Application.

Application forms and Guidance Notes are available at all Immigration Branch Offices, district offices and post offices. You may also obtain the application forms by post. Please call (852) 2824 6111 during office hours (from 8:45 am to 5:15 pm, Monday to Friday, from 9 am to 12 noon on Saturday, except public holidays), send a fax to (852) 2877 7711 or send an email to [email protected]
If you are residing overseas, application forms and Guidance Notes can also be obtained from the Chinese Diplomatic and Consular Missions or the HKSAR Immigration Department.

For applications submitted in person, you can pay the application fee by EPS, Octopus, FPS, cash or crossed cheque payable to "The Government of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region". For applications submitted by post or drop-in, please enclose a crossed cheque. Post-dated cheques will not be accepted.

The application fee is payable at the time of application. Payment can either be made by EPS, Octopus, FPS, cash or cheque. The crossed cheque should be payable to 'The Government of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region'. Post-dated cheques are not accepted.

Yes, but if you want to collect your passport, you have to be accopanied by your legal guardian.