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Irish Born Chinese

New HK id cards will be smart cards

Created Saturday, 1st March 2003, 22:51 by whykay
(NOTE: This is a migrated article from the old IBC blog)

I’ve always wanted to get HK ID card. But I am only eligable for 6 months temp id card, which means I have to make a trip back every 6 months to sign papers. (I know some of you will say that is tragic! ;) ) But it is alot of hassle, and expensive especially if you are travelling from Ireland. But HK is bringing new id cards which are smartcards, so it will be like the Octopus cards I speak fondly of in my blogs, I was so spoilt with the public transport in HK, and then I come back to Ireland to all this waiting for delayed train/buses… Well here is the link to the HK SAR government site telling you info on what is coming with these new smart cards – New Smart Identity Card for HK residents. I just can’t wait. Mom told me that the new cards will be for people over 30 first, but I will make my way to HK in the next year or two… I’ll try to update as much as I can about this in future blogs.