Smart ID Card Applications

The following applications are provided on the smart ID card :

  • Immigration applications
  • Non-immigration applications
    - e-Cert
    - Card Face Data (CFD) and its relying government applications

Image of Immigration ApplicationsImmigration Applications
The smart ID card provides proof of identity in a more secure form. With basic personal data and templates of two thumbprints stored in the chip, Hong Kong permanent residents (except those under the age of 11), Hong Kong residents holding Document of Identity for Visa Purposes, people who have the right to land or are on unconditional stay in Hong Kong, and non-permanent residents who have been issued with a notification label can use their smart ID card for automated immigration clearance through control points installed with e-channels. Other than their smart ID card, Hong Kong residents must bring along with them their valid travel documents when travelling. For details, please click here.

Image of e-Cert Applicatione-Cert Application
Cardholders can also store in their smart ID card a personal e-Cert issued by Hongkong Post Certification Authority. The e-Cert enables cardholders to perform electronic transactions securely over the Internet. For details, please click here.

Public Facilities for Using the e-Cert on Smart ID Card

To promote the public use of information technology and electronic services, a large number of computer terminals with Internet access have been installed in public libraries. To facilitate citizens to use the e-Cert on their smart ID card, over 200 terminals are now equipped with smart card readers for their convenience in using the e-government services and other e-business applications. After conducting transactions at public computer facilities, please remember to collect your smart ID card from the card reader.

Card Face Data Relying Applications

Image of Library Card ApplicationLibrary Card Application
Cardholders can choose to use their smart ID card as a library card. To enable the library card function on the smart ID card, cardholders have to perform a simple registration process at one of the public libraries. With the library card function enabled, cardholders can enjoy the various services provided at public libraries using their smart ID card. For details, please click here.

The eHealth System
The eHealth System makes subsidy claims more simple and convenient. The System provides you a choice to use Smart Identity Card Reader for reading the required personal data from the Smart Hong Kong Identity Card with the cardholders’ consent for making subsidy claims. For details, please click here.

Public-Private Interface – Electronic Patient Record Sharing Pilot Project (PPI-ePR)
To streamline patient enrolment and enhance the security and accuracy of PPI-ePR, HA has launched the use of smart ID card for patient enrolment. For details, please click here.

Electronic Health Record Sharing System
An eHR Sharing System provides an information infrastructure for healthcare providers in both the public and private healthcare sectors, with informed and express consent of the patient and proper authorisation for access to the System, to share the eHR they keep on the patient with other healthcare providers and to retrieve the eHR of the patient shared by other healthcare providers. For details, please click here.

Benefits of Smart ID Card
To the cardholders, the smart ID card will give them the convenience of automated immigration clearance on their arrival and departure, secure electronic transactions over the Internet, instant access to public library facilities, secure and accurate patient enrolment as well as other high quality government services planned for the future.

To the community, the e-Cert application on smart ID card will encourage the development of more online applications and thus foster e-commerce in Hong Kong.