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Important Note

The “StayHomeSafe” telephone hotline (1833 019) of the Home Affairs Department renders support and assistance to persons under the “StayHomeSafe” Scheme. Its service hours are from 7am to 11pm daily.

We remind you to stay vigilant to fraudulent phone calls and correspondence claiming to be from our office. We will not normally make calls to members of the public through the hotline. We will not make phone calls or write to members of the public to ask them to provide personal information or make any payment. As our hotline is operated by a central telephone system, the hotline number 2835 2500 will not be displayed. If you have any doubt, please contact our staff for verification or please call the Hong Kong Police Anti-Deception Coordination Centre 24-hour Anti-Scam Helpline 18222 for enquiry. For details, please browse the following press releases –

Press release dated 8 October 2019

Press release dated 26 July 2019

Press release dated 28 April 2017

Press release dated 5 April 2017

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The Revenue (Abolition of Estate Duty) Ordinance 2005 came into effect on 11 February 2006. The Ordinance, among other things, provides for a system that empowers the Secretary for Home and Youth Affairs to facilitate the management of the estate of a person who died on or after 11 February 2006 before the application for summary administration, a grant of representation or sealing of a foreign grant (i.e. a grant issued by a foreign court of probate) in respect of such an estate. The system also aims to safeguard the legitimate interest of the beneficiaries in the estate.

Words and expressions importing the masculine gender include the feminine; and words and expressions in the singular include the plural, and vice versa.