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$1,800 Nil download
Application for Renewal of Registration
(with guidelines)
HK$1,300 Nil download
Application for Renewal of Registration +
Fee for extension of time
HK$1,300 + HK$530
(fee for extension of time)
Nil download
Surcharge on Re-issuance of ARB Certificate of Renewal
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

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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