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Important Note

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

Public Services


Financial Assistance for Non-school-attending Ethnic Minorities and New Arrivals for Taking Language Examinations

The Home Affairs Department provides financial assistance for non-school-attending ethnic minorities (EMs) and new arrivals from the Mainland (NAs) to take international public examinations for Chinese and English proficiency for continuing education or employment and enhancing their competitiveness. Eligible persons may download the application form and send the duly completed application forms together with copies of the relevant documents by post to or place it at specified locations to apply for full reimbursement of examination fee.