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Renewal of e-Cert

  1. e-Cert (Personal) certificate
  2. e-Cert (Organisational) certificate
  3. e-Cert (Encipherment) certificate
  4. e-Cert (Server) certificate
  5. e-Cert (Organisational Role) certificate
  6. Bank-Cert (Personal) certificate
  7. Bank-Cert (Corporate) certificate
  8. Bank-Cert (Bank) certificate

1. e-Cert (Personal) certificate

1.1 Extension of Subscription Period (applicable to e-Cert (Personal) only)

  • The e-Cert (Personal) is physically valid for three years and its subscription period is one year. Subscribers may choose to pay the annual subscription fee in order to extend the subscription period. At present, the annual subscription fee for e-Cert is HK$50. If a Subscriber does not continue the subscription after the expiry of the subscription period, Hongkong Post will inactivate the e-Cert by suspension or revocation. According to the Electronic Transactions Ordinance, the inactivated certificates will be included in the Certificate Revocation List (CRL) published on Hongkong Post web site. To know more about the methods of extending the subscription period, please refer to Table 1.

1.2 Certificate Renewal

e-Cert (Personal)

  • The validity period of e-Cert (Personal) is three years. Subscribers may renew their certificates before the expiry of the three-year validity period of the e-Cert (usually within 3 weeks' time before the expiry of the certificate). The renewal fee for the first year subscription period of the renewed e-Cert is HK$50. The renewed e-Cert will be stored in the e-Cert storage medium selected by the Subscriber and will be sent to the Subscriber through registered mail after completion of the renewal application. To know more about the methods of renewing e-Cert (Personal), please refer to Table 1.
Table 1
  Extend Subscription Period Certificate Renewal
Online Application

[Pay Now]

[Apply Now]
Attend to any post offices in person
[Download Form]
Reply the "Subscription Expiry Notice" email to enquiry@eCert.gov.hk with e-Cheque attachment
[Importand Note]

e-Cert (Personal) with Mutual Recognition Status

  • The validity period of e-Cert (Personal) with "Mutual Recognition" Status is 1 year, 2 years or 3 years according to applications. Subscribers may renew their certificates before the expiry of the validity period of the e-Cert (usually within 3 weeks' time before the expiry of the certificate).
  • Subscribers can download New / Renewal Application Form for e-Cert (Perosnal) with "Mutual Recognition" Status Certificate (CPos 798AMR) (PDF Format) and submit the completed forms with the required documents and appropriate renewal application fees in person to any post office. To know more about the methods of renewing e-Cert (Personal) with "Mutual Recognition" Status, please refer to Table 2.
Table 2
  Certificate Renewal
Online Application
[Apply Now]
Attend to any post offices in person
[Download Form]

2. e-Cert (Organisational) certificate

3. e-Cert (Encipherment) certificate

4. e-Cert (Server) certificate

  • e-Cert (Server) with "Wildcard" feature and e-Cert (Server) with "Multi-domain" feature are available for application. For details, please refer to the relevant announcement.
  • The Authorised Representative ("AR") of the organisation can download e-Cert (Server) Renewal Application Form (CPos 792S) (PDF Format) and submit the completed forms with the required documents and appropriate renewal fees in person to any post office.
  • After receipt and approval of renewal, Hongkong Post will send a Certificate Signing Request ("CSR") email to request AR to generate the CSR from the server concerned and upload it to Hongkong Post for further process of application.
  • You may read the application workflow (PDF Format) for more information.

5. e-Cert (Organisational Role) certificate

  • Currently, e-Cert (Organisational Role) certificates are offered to the Subscriber Organisation(s) as listed in the following table. The Authorised Representative ("AR") of the Subscriber Organisation can download e-Cert (Organisational Role) Renewal Application Form in the following table or get it from the corresponding Registration Authority, and then submit the completed forms along with the required documents referred to in the application form to the corresponding Registration Authority.
Name of Subscriber Organisation Corresponding Registration Authority Application Form
(PDF Format)
Hospital Authority Hospital Authority Renewal Application Form
(CPos 792HA)

6. Bank-Cert (Personal) certificate

  • The Registration Bank will notify the Subscriber to renew their certificates prior to the expiry of the certificates' validly period
  • Subscribers can refer to their respective Registration Banks for details

7. Bank-Cert (Corporate) certificate

  • The Registration Bank will notify the Subscriber to renew their certificates prior to the expiry of the certificates' validly period
  • Subscribers can refer to their respective Registration Banks for details

8. Bank-Cert (Bank) certificate

  • The Authorised Representative of the Licensed Bank can download the Application Form (CPos 798FB) and then submit the completed forms with the required documents (PDF Format) and appropriate application fees in person to HKPCA.



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