Rules for accepting or rejecting an application for registration or renewal of registration made in pursuance of Section 15(2) of the Architects Registration Ordinance (ARO)

 
     

Application for registration shall be in line with Section 14(1) of the ARO. Applicants are required to complete the relevant application form and to submit all requisite supporting documents and to observe the submission guidelines where appropriate:

     

Various Forms of ARB

 

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Document Fee doc pdf
Application for Registration HK$1,350* Nil download
Application for Renewal of Registration
(with guidelines)
HK$975* Nil download
Application for Renewal of Registration +
Fee for extension of time
HK$975* + HK$530
(fee for extension of time)
Nil download
Surcharge on Re-issuance of ARB Certificate of Renewal
[Sample of ARB Certificate for Renewal of Registration]
HK$300 download download
Application for Replacement of ARB Certificate
of Registration
[Sample of ARB Certificate of Registration]
HK$300 download download
Change/Update of Personal Data Nil download download
 

* The ARB in consideration of the well-being of the architectural profession has in December 2019 decided to adopt a one-off 25% reduction on fees for application of registration and renewal starting 1 January 2020, which would cover all Registered Architects (RAs) with registration expiring in 2020. The fee of new application for registration is reduced from HK$1,800 to HK$1,350 while fee of application for renewal of registration is reduced from HK$1,300 to HK$975.  


Requirements of professional interview : Persons reapplying

HKIA's Examination for Architects Registration (to be endorsed annually by Architects Registration Board) is considered as one satisfying 13(1)(a)(iii) of ARO.

Applicant's qualifications shall be vetted according to Section 13 of ARO.

The Registration Committee shall recommend to the Board for accepting or rejecting an application and the Board shall accept or reject such application.

Where the Board rejects an application for registration or renewal of registration, it shall give reasons for the rejection (Section 15(3) of ARO).

The Registrar shall notify the applicant the result of application in writing.

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