INFOGRAPHIC: How to get personalized vehicle registration marks in Hong Kong

INFOGRAPHIC: How to get personalized vehicle registration marks in Hong Kong

There are not a lot of things that are as exciting as driving your newly-bought car for the first time. Getting a personal vehicle registration mark (PVRM) can go a long way to making your vehicle stand out as you cruise through Causeway Bay for the first time. For new drivers, navigating your way through the PVRM application and auctioning procedures may take some time, especially as applications for the personal vehicle registration mark are only open in January, May, and September.

Luckily, our experts at Kwiksure have curated this infographic to list out the key steps in the process of registering personalized vehicle registration marks in Hong Kong.

Key procedures 

The infographic is split into two parts, “Applying for a PVRM” and “Auction”. The top half of the infographic explains the procedures of applying for a PVRM while the bottom half explains the procedures for the PVRM auctioning.  

The following is the application procedure for the PVRM:

  1. Check if your PVRM complies
  2. Enter application details
  3. Submit your application
  4. Print acknowledgment 

Once the application form is completed and the application process closes, you will receive a note from the Transport Department requiring you to put down a refundable deposit of HKD 5,000. This can be done online, in person, by post, or drop-in box within a specified period.

After the PVRM application process is completed, applicants who have paid the PVRM deposit are required to participate in the license bidding. The following is the PVRM bidding procedure: 

  1. Bidding 
  2. Payment 
  3. Assign the PVRM

Applying for a PVRM

To give you an idea of what you can expect, here are a few snippets from the infographic explaining the PVRM application process.

1. Check if your PVRM complies

You can input your proposed PVRM on the Online Service For Personalized Vehicle Registration Marks webpage to find out if it meets the basic combination requirements. 

2. Enter application details 

If the proposed mark is available, simply click the Apply Now button to complete the application process.

3. Submit your application

Double-check, sign, and submit the application. You will receive an acknowledgment upon successful completion.

Auction

The auctioning process can be more lengthy and time-consuming than simply filling out the PVRM application form online. Here are examples of the auction procedures from the infographic.  

1. Bidding

The first bid starts at the reserve price. The highest approved bidder named by the auctioneer, known as the purchaser, is allocated the PVRM. 

2. Payment

The purchaser pays for the purchase price and completes the Memorandum of Sale of PVRM immediately after the bidding is completed. The purchaser will be issued a receipt and a Certificate of Allocation of PVRM, which proves PVRM holdership. 

To learn more about registering and licensing vehicles in Hong Kong, you can view our infographic for clearer illustrations of the PVRM application and auction process. 

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