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Application for Participation in Mutual Recognition of Electronic Signature Certificates

Under the "Arrangement for mutual recognition of electronic signature certificates issued by Hong Kong and Guangdong", a Certification Authority recognized under the Electronic Transactions Ordinance (Cap. 553) (ETO) may apply for participation in the mutual recognition scheme for certificates.

Applicant shall complete this PDF file format Application Form and provide relevant documents as specified in the application form.

The application form and relevant documents shall be submitted in person or by post / fax / electronic mail to the following address –

In Person or by Post Certification Authority Recognition Office
Office of the Government Chief Information Officer
15-16/F, Wanchai Tower, 12 Harbour Road, Wan Chai, Hong Kong
Fax No. (852)2845 5516
E-mail Address

Electronic submissions can be submitted in the following manner : -

  • through a digitally signed electronic mail to the designated e-mail address (; or
  • in cases of diskette, CD-ROM, DVD-ROM or USB Mass Storage Device, to the 15-16/F, Wanchai Tower, 12 Harbour Road, Wan Chai, Hong Kong (Attn: Certification Authority Recognition Office).
  • For any of the particulars and documents being part of an application, they shall comply with the requirements stipulated under section 11(2) of the ETO. In this connection, please refer to the latest PDF file format Gazette Notice for details.