Hong Kong Housing Authority and Housing Department

Application Procedures (Green Form Status)

Application Procedures (Green Form Status)

The information on how to apply for the Certificate for Eligibility to Purchase (CEP) (Green Form Status) and Letter of Nomination (LN) together with the important notes for applicants are as follows-


Application for Certificate of Eligibility to Purchase (Green Form Status)

Application forms for CEP and application guide are obtainable from this website and at the following offices:

Applicants should submit (i) the original copy of the completed application form; (ii) a crossed cheque or cashier’s order for the application fee of HK$770 made payable to “HONG KONG HOUSING AUTHORITY” (Please write down the HKIC number of the applicant at the back of the cheque/ cashier’s order. Only crossed cheque or cashier’s order is acceptable. Other payment means such as cash, gift cheque and postal order, etc. will not be accepted.); and (iii) the original copy of a Green Form Certificate (applicable to HOS SMS Only) or Letter of Assurance (if applicable) in the manner as specified below:
Applicants who are residing in PRH or IH units/ Fixed-term Licencees They are required to submit the completed application forms to their respective Estate Offices/ District Tenancy Management Offices during office hours for verification of eligibility. The Estate Offices/ District Tenancy Management Offices will forward the verified and endorsed application forms, together with crossed cheque/ cashier’s order for payment of the application fee, to the SMS Unit.
Applicants who are residing in Rental Estates of the Housing Society (HS)

They are required to submit the completed application forms to their respective Rental Estate Offices during office hours for verification of eligibility. After Estate Office’s endorsement on the application form, applicants are required to submit the application forms, together with crossed cheque/ cashier’s order for payment of the application fee, photocopies of Identity Document of the applicant and all family members, and a copy of the Tenancy Agreement by hand to the SMS Unit.

Applicants holding valid Green Form Certificates (GFC-applicable to HOS SMS Only)

The completed application forms, crossed cheque/ cashier’s order for payment of the application fee, photocopies of Identity Document of the applicant and all family members, together with the original copy of the GFCs (applicable to HOS SMS Only) should be submitted by hand to the SMS Unit.

Holders of GFC that is issued in the Civil Service Public Housing Quota should submit their application form with the above documents and a photocopy of their latest salary statement to the SMS Unit.

RAES recipients

The completed application forms, together with crossed cheque/ cashier’s order for payment of the application fee, should be submitted during office hours to the Rent Allowance for the Elderly Scheme dedicated team at Applications Sub-section, Podium Level 2, Hong Kong Housing Authority Customer Service Centre, 3 Wang Tau Hom South Road, Kowloon.

Staff of the HD EA Grade holding a valid Letter of Assurance (LA)

The completed application forms, together with crossed cheque/ cashier’s order for payment of the application fee, and the original copy of the LA, should be submitted during office hours to the Estate Offices/ District Tenancy Management Offices which manage their respective departmental quarters.

Applicants may submit Online Application. The online application is only applicable to the applicant and relevant party(ies) who hold an activated “iAM Smart+” account with digital signing function or a valid personal digital certificate (including applicants and all family members aged 18 or above and aged below 18 but earn an income for applying CEP). Applicants may complete and submit the online application through the HA website, GovHK and “iAM Smart” website. Staff of the respective offices will contact the applicants after receiving their online application to verify their eligibility and arrange the collection of the application fee by a crossed cheque or cashier’s order.

 

The applicant of the CEP must be the purchaser. The CEP, is valid from the date of issuance to the expiry date on the certificate (twelve months in general), will be issued to the applicant after verification. No extension of the period of validity for the certificate will be granted under any circumstances. Applicants, issued with a CEP, who are unable to sign a Provisional Agreement for Sale and Purchase (PASP) for the purchase of a flat in the HOS Secondary Market within the validity period of the Certificate but still wish to purchase a flat under the SMS provided that they still meet the eligibility criteria, must re-apply and pay the necessary fee again. Up to the date of signing the PASP, the purchaser and the family members listed in the application must still meet all the eligibility criteria.
Application for Letter of Nomination

The purchaser and seller are required to produce to each other or the estate agent valid supporting documents, such as a valid CEP on the part of the purchaser and a Certificate of Availability for Sale (CAS) on the part of the seller, before PASP is signed. The solicitor representing the purchaser(s) will apply to the HA on behalf of the purchaser for a LN within one month from the date of the PASP but in any event no later than five (5) working days (or otherwise as HA may specify) before the signing of the Formal Agreement for Sale and Purchase (ASP) for confirmation of the eligibility of the purchaser(s), and that the purchaser(s) shall sign the ASP and the Deed of Assignment to complete the transaction only after the issue of the LN. Application for a LN should be forwarded to the HOS Secondary Market Scheme Unit enclosing the following documents:

 

Important Notes for Applicants
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