Hong Kong Housing Authority and Housing Department

Application Procedures (Green Form Status)

Application Procedures (Green Form Status)

Here you can find the information on how to apply for the Certificate for Eligibility to Purchase (CEP) (Green Form Status) and Letter of Nomination (LN) . You can also read the important notes for applicants.


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

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

Tenants of domestic flats in public housing estates should submit their applications together with an application fee to their respective Estate Offices for verification. Households of the Public Rental Housing units under the Hong Kong Housing Society (HS), should upon completion of verification and obtaining endorsement of the application by HS, submit the application together with an application fee, photocopies of the HK Identity Cards of all family members and a copy of the Tenancy Agreement to the Office of HOS Secondary Market Scheme Unit (SMS) in person.  Applicants who are holders of a Green Form Certificate issued by the Housing Department (HD) should submit their applications together with an application fee, their valid Green Form Certificates, photocopies of their Identity Cards and documents as mentioned on the above certificates to the HOS SMS. Recipients of Rent Allowance for the Elderly Scheme should submit their applications together with an application fee to the Applications Section of HD. The application fee shall be paid in the form of a crossed cheque / cashier order payable to the "Hong Kong Housing Authority" (existing rate is $770). A CEP, which is valid for twelve months from the date of issue, will be issued to the applicant after verification. Tenants of domestic flats in public housing estates, up to the date of signing the Provisional Agreement for Sale and Purchase, the applicant must still be an authorised public housing tenant. 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 HOS SMS, must re-apply and pay the necessary fee again.

Application for Letter of Nomination

The purchaser and seller are required to produce valid supporting documents, such as a valid CEP on the part of purchaser and a valid Certificate of Availability for sale (CAS) on the part of seller, before PASP is signed. Before signing the Agreement for Sale and Purchase (ASP), the solicitor representing the purchaser should make application to the HD for a LN. The application should be forwarded to the HOS Secondary Market Scheme Unit at Room 202, 2/F, Lung Cheung Office Block, 138 Lung Cheung Road, Wong Tai Sin, Kowloon, together with the following documents:

 

Important Notes for Applicants
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