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PRs may start registering for $5k vouchers on Jul 4

18 June 2021

By The SUN 

The vouchers may only be used to buy goods in HK, and only those living here may get them

Hong Kong officials have announced that the registration for the electronic consumer vouchers worth $5,000 each to be given to eligible permanent residents and new arrivals will begin on Jul 4 and last until Aug 14.  

Speaking at a news conference this afternoon, Financial Secretary Paul Chan said registration can be done online or via the iAM Smart app, or through paper applications available at the Post Office and other government offices.

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Those qualified to receive the vouchers are permanent residents and new arrivals on low incomes who have reached the age of 18 on or before Jun 18 this year. In addition, all applicants are required to make a declaration that they are currently living in Hong Kong.

While the total amount that each qualified resident will get is $5,000 this will be given in installments over a period of several months. The first handout will be given on Aug 1.


Those who opt to receive the vouchers through their Octopus cards will first receive $2,000, then another $2,000 two months later, and the last $1,000 after several weeks.

The vouchers can be collected through the Octopus service stations at the MTR, 7-Eleven and OK convenience stores, Wellcome supermarket branches, or via the Octopus app.

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People may also receive them through direct deposit into their AlipayHK, Tap & Go or WeChat Pay HK accounts. They will first get $2,000 and then the whole $3,000 two months later.

The government has decided to issue vouchers this year as part of its pandemic relief aid to residents to help boost spending and stimulate the local economy.

Last year all qualified PRs, whether living in Hong Kong or elsewhere, were each given a $10,000 windfall. Newly arrived residents classified as needy were given the same amount from a trust fund.

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