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:

     

Description of Forms

Fees

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Application for Registration
(with guidelines)
HK$1,350*
ARB Form 01
Guide to complete ARB Form 01
Application for Renewal of Registration
HK$975*
ARB Form 02
Application for Renewal of Registration
with Extension of Time (EOT)
HK$1,505
(HK$975* + HK$530)
ARB Form 03
Application for Re-issuance of ARB
Certificate of Renewal of Registration
HK$300
ARB Form 04
Application for Replacement of ARB
Certificate of Registration
HK$300
ARB Form 05
Notification of Change / Update of Personal
Information
Nil
ARB Form 06
 

* In consideration of the well-being of the architectural profession, the ARB has decided to continue to adopt a 25% reduction on the fee of application for renewal of registration starting from 1 January 2021 for Registered Architects (“RAs”) with registration expiring in 2021. 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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