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Hongkong Post e-Cert for Smart ID Card

The e-Cert for Smart ID Card is a type of recognized digital certificate issued by the Hongkong Post Certification Authority. Each of the e-Cert for Smart ID Card contains the following information of the applicant:-

  • Applicant's HKID name;
  • Applicant's HKID number (in encrypted form);
  • Applicant's email address; and
  • Applicant's unique Subscriber Reference Number (SRN) to be assigned by Hongkong Post

Please note:

  • Hongkong Post Certification Authority will cease provision of embedding e-Cert (Personal) onto Smart ID Card and related services starting from 30 July 2018. Existing e-Cert (Personal) on Smart ID Card can continue to be used until its current subscription expires or when the Smart ID Card is replaced.

Reliance Limit of Hongkong Post e-Cert (Personal)

Each of the e-Cert (Personal) carries a "reliance limit" (as defined under the Electronic Transactions Ordinance) of HK$200,000, except that each e-Cert (Personal) issued to minors (individuals below 18) carries a "reliance limit" of zero (0) as under the law minors may not be bound by certain contracts.

Certification Practice Statement

To know more about our practices in issuing the e-Cert (Personal) for Smart ID Card, please refer to the e-Cert Certification Practice Statement (CPS).

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