Sunday, December 17, 2006
Old Hong Kong ID cards to become invalid
A quick reminder for anyone who still hasn't changed their old HK ID cards to the new Smart ID cards with the chip inside: Please hurry up and do so before your card becomes invalid!
Old ID cards for people born between 1943 and 1969 are already invalid. The next batch to become invalid hasn't yet been announced but it will almost certainly affect 'bbcs' born in the 70s.
UPDATE: From 17th September 2007, old style (non-Smart) ID cards for those born between 1970 and 1979 will become invalid.
Official government info is here
HK government FAQ on the Right of Abode issue is here.
Please pass this on to anyone you know who still needs to change their card!
Related: New website explains Right of Abode in Hong Kong