To be eligible for the issue of a confirmation notice1, all the properties beneficially owned by the deceased person in Hong Kong as at the date of death should be wholly made up of money not exceeding $50,000 in aggregate . The deceased person also did not hold any property as trustee or as the manager of a Tso or Tong.
The applicant should be either the executor of the deceased person or the one entitled in priority to administer the estate.
is for setting out the schedule of all the properties beneficially owned by the deceased person as at the date of death. To facilitate subsequent processing by bank(s), details of the bank account(s) including the name of bank(s), account number(s) and cash amount(s) should be provided. All accounts should be held in the sole name of the deceased person.
After the application has been vetted, the applicant will be asked to swear/affirm in an affidavit as to the truthfulness and correctness of the affidavit and the schedule exhibited by the affidavit.
1 If at the date of death, the deceased person beneficially owned other properties in Hong Kong not being money (such as securities, business, landed property, motor vehicles, safe deposit box, jewels, Mandatory Provident Funds, insurance policy), or debts (such as tax liabilities, bank loan, overdraft, credit card debt), this confirmation notice shall not be applicable.