How to apply for or renew the electrical contractor registration?Electrical and Mechanical Services Department
- Supporting documents
- Means of submission
- Payment method
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- How to collect the certificate
To be qualified as a registered electrical contractor, an applicant must –
- employ at least one registered electrical worker; or
- if the applicant is an individual, he/she must be a registered electrical worker; or
- if the applicant is a partnership, at least one of the partners must be a registered electrical worker.
The procedures for application are listed below. Renewal applications must be made at least 1 month before and no earlier than 4 months before the expiry date.
The application fee is $855. The paid application fee will not be refunded regardless of the result of application.
Electrical and Mechanical Services Department Registration and Permit Office
(Cheques, Draft and Cashier Orders should be made payable to the ‘The Government of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region’ and crossed. If an application is made online, please send the crossed cheque, draft, cashier orders to EMSD by post.)
Upon receipt of all required documents and application fee, about 13 working days
Through registered mail to the correspondence address of the applicant
After successful registration, a registered electrical contractor should display in a prominent place at his/her principal place of business the original certificate of registration. A copy of the certificate issued by the Director of Electrical and Mechanical Services should also be displayed at each of his/her other places of business.