Welcome to the homepage of the Official Receiver's Office.
Established on 1 June 1992, the Official Receiver's Office performs various statutory duties relating to insolvency in the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region. Our mission is to provide an insolvency service of high quality on par with international standards and to ensure that the relevant legislation is commensurate with the objective of keeping Hong Kong to the forefront as a major International Financial Centre. We endeavor to provide an efficient insolvency service to the public in an open and accountable manner in accordance with the performance standards and targets set.
Our homepage contains useful information about our services and provides various forms and guides for use by the public. The “What’s New” section reports the latest news about our work. I hope you will find our homepage useful and informative.
Ms Phyllis McKenna Official Receiver, JP
Official Receiver's Office to resume normal public services starting from February 18
The Official Receiver's Office (ORO) announced today (February 11) that it will resume normal public services from next Thursday (February 18) with continuation of targeted measures to reduce social contact and application of infection control measures.
All offices of the ORO will be open from 8.30am to 5.45pm from Monday to Friday. For details on the office hours of specific public services, please visit the ORO's website at (https://www.oro.gov.hk/eng/contactus/officehrs.htm). As there may be a higher demand for the public services at the beginning of service resumption, the waiting and processing times for the services provided by the ORO may be longer.
For the delivery of documents to the ORO, the public may make use of the ORO's designated drop-in box on the Deck Floor of Queensway Government Offices. They can also make use of the electronic services of the ORO and contact the ORO by:
As for the meetings of creditors, meetings of contributories and adjournment thereof, creditors and contributories are recommended to lodge their proxy with the ORO by way of fax at 3105 1814 and avoid attending the meetings in person. The proxy forms can be accessed at the ORO's website (https://www.oro.gov.hk/eng/pforms/pforms.htm). Members of the public are also advised not to attend such meetings unless it is absolutely necessary.
For any enquiries, please contact the ORO through our hotline at 2867 2448.
Ends/Thursday, February 11, 2021
New Online Application Services via GovHK
With effect from 25 January 2021, the Official Receiver’s Office has launched the following new online services via GovHK:
Application for "Letter Confirming No Objection to Issuance of Certificate of Discharge by High Court" ("No-objection Letter") (only applicable to bankruptcy cases where the Official Receiver is the trustee of the discharged bankrupt).
Application for "Certificate of Non-Bankruptcy" (only applicable to individual who is non-bankrupt and not subject to any bankruptcy petition pending court’s hearing).
Request for appointment on application for "Letter of Authorization for Opening / Maintaining Savings Account" (only applicable to bankruptcy cases where the Official Receiver is the provisional trustee / trustee of the undischarged bankrupt).
The Government has introduced a Cash Payout Scheme under which eligible Hong Kong permanent residents may register electronically or use a paper form to receive $10,000. Registration for the Cash Payout Scheme started on June 21. Any undischarged bankrupt who intends to register for the Cash Payout Scheme can visit the website of the Scheme for detailed information on the Scheme (https://www.cashpayout.gov.hk/eng/index.html). For obligations of the undischarged bankrupt after receipt of the payment, please see the FAQs (No. 85) on the scheme (https://www.cashpayout.gov.hk/eng/faqs.html).