UG Resident Handbook 2023-24

34 Tips on Hall Life Arrival Tips for Exchange Students and Non-local Students • Applying for Hong Kong Identity Card (HKID) If you are staying in Hong Kong for more than 180 days, you are abide by the law to apply for a HKID within 30 days upon arrival. Please visit for more details. • Acquiring an Octopus Card for Students The Octopus Card is a convenient and widely applied electronic stored value card which can be used on the majority of public transport, supermarkets and fast food restaurants. To find out more about the student Octopus Card, please visit • Opening a Bank Account There are two banks on campus – Bank of China and Hang Seng Bank. Please approach the staff members of the above banks for more information. For more tips on arrival in Hong Kong, please visit the homepage of Global Student Programs Office