Written by: Ouyang Dehao
The last update date: 2021-06-18 15:57
The new crown pneumonia epidemic in Hong Kong has been raging for more than a year. In order to stimulate the local economy, the government announced the distribution of electronic consumer vouchers at the beginning of this year. After that, relevant news has been announced successively. For example, citizens can register for consumer vouchers through the government-launched app "Smart Convenience"; People are not benefited, but citizens participating in Fujian or Guangdong programs, studying abroad, etc. are exempted.
Today, the Financial Secretary, Chen Maobo, announced the details of applying for consumer vouchers. Citizens must first go to the government’s new consumer vouchers website for central registration, select the payment tool, and make a statement about "residence in Hong Kong" before they can apply for consumer vouchers.
▼How to use the coupon?
Click the picture to see the $5000 electronic coupon lazy bag▼
Financial Secretary Chen Maobo disclosed earlier that Hong Kong permanent residents who are 18 years of age or older and new arrivals with one-way permits can receive consumer coupons, which are expected to benefit 7.2 million people.
Later, the government also revealed that it would add a "residence clause in Hong Kong," and those who have left Hong Kong for a long time will not benefit, but citizens who participate in Fujian or Guangdong programs and study abroad will be exempted.
Citizens who want to apply for consumer vouchers need to register first. The government provides two registration methods: electronic registration and written forms.
Citizens must provide their name, ID number and issuance date, phone number for receiving SMS, choosing which payment tool to receive consumer coupons and residence declaration, etc.
, citizens need to:
1 Go to www.consumptionvoucher.gov.hk
2 Authenticate identity ("Smart convenience"/answer security questions/upload a copy of Hong Kong ID card)
3 provide registration information and select a stored-value payment tool account
4 "Residence in Hong Kong" requires a declaration
After online registration, you will be notified that the registration is complete, and there will be a short message within a few days to confirm whether it is valid.
register in a
, they need: 1
www.consumptionvoucher.gov.hk / post offices (except mobile post offices) / district advisory service centers of the Home Affairs Department / district welfare offices of the Social Welfare Department / public offices under the Housing Authority Obtain registration forms from estate offices and customer service centers
2 Complete and sign the registration form and attach a copy of the ID card
3 Drop the form into the form collection box at the post office or designated bank branch during office hours
It should be noted that for privacy protection reasons, written forms will not be accepted for registration by mail this time.
There is no need to download any APP to use Octopus, and the way to receive consumer coupons will be the same as the current public transport allowance.
The public can receive it through three channels, including the Octopus mobile app and various transportation allowance receiving stations.
1. Public transport subsidy collection stations located at MTR stations, light rail passenger service centers, designated piers and public transport interchanges
2. All branches of 7-ELEVEN, OK convenience stores and Wellcome supermarkets (including MARKET PLACE BY JASONS, JASONS FOOD & LIVING, JASONS ICHIBA and 3HRESSIXTY)
3. Octopus Service Station
4. Octopus mobile app
If you register with Octopus, the coupons will be distributed in 3 phases:
2. Alipay HK, Tap & Go, WeChat Pay
Citizens may register in the mobile app. Consumer coupons on the three major platforms will be issued in two phases. The first phase will be 2,000 yuan and the second phase will be 3,000 yuan.
1. Electronic registration completed from July 4th to 17th:
The first issue date is August 1, and the expiration date is December 31
The second issue date is October 1st, and the expiration date is December 31st.
2. Electronic registration and all written registrations completed from July 18 to August 14:
The first issue date is September 1, and the expiration date is January 31, 2022
The second issue date is November 1, and the expiration date is January 31, 2022
▼Octopus is promoting the use of Octopus machines to merchants to cooperate with the issuance of consumer coupons▼
And Tap & Go will set up new electronic cards dedicated to consumer coupons to process payments, covering merchants that receive payments from Mastercard, UnionPay, and FPS.
However, it is worth noting that only Octopus users can choose not to install the App. If they choose to receive coupons from 3 other electronic operators, they must first install the App and become a user.
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