Important Notices

  • About this Website

    This website is produced and maintained by the Labour Department, the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region Government (“the Government”).

    The webpages on this website are best viewed with the latest versions of Microsoft Edge, Mozilla Firefox or Google Chrome. If you are using older versions of these browsers, we suggest that you update them to the latest versions as soon as possible. To update your browsers, please visit one of the websites listed below:

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    The Hong Kong Supplementary Character Set (“HKSCS”) contains Chinese characters that are specific to the Hong Kong environment and are used by the public and the Government in electronic communications. By using the HKSCS, the public and the Government share a common set of characters to make electronic communications more effective and accurate. To view and input Chinese characters in HKSCS, you may need to install additional software. Please visit   here  for detailed information.

    Overseas Internet users should note that the telephone numbers and facsimile lines of Hong Kong are preceded by the area code "852" and "$" in documents, unless specified, refers to Hong Kong dollars which is US$1=HK$7.80.

    We are committed to ensuring that our website conforms to the World Wide Web Consortium (W3C) Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG) 2.0 Level AA requirements to the maximum extent possible. However, this webpage contains some archive materials that are not frequently used, hence not all Level AA accessibility features have been incorporated. Moreover, since our website contains some multi-media contents, colour digital maps and advanced map related functions, it is not possible to incorporate all Level AA accessibility requirements in all of them. Nonetheless, the multi-media contents and the map related functions are so located as not to affect the accessibility of significant contents in our website. If you wish to have such information in a format accessible to you, please let us know by email to

    Copyright Notice

    Unless otherwise indicated, the contents found on this website are subject to copyright owned by the Government.

    Prior permission is required in adopting, reproducing or distributing photographs, graphics, audio or video contents on this website. Please send your request to

    Visitors are permitted to copy the text on this website for personal reference or educational purposes in any form or media free of charge, subject to the following conditions:

    1. the copy or copies made must not be for re-sale or commercial purpose;
    2. the materials must be reproduced accurately; and
    3. the source of the materials must be identified and the user must acknowledge the Government’s ownership of the copyright in the materials.

    Please note that this permission only applies to Government copyright materials. Where third party copyright is involved in contents found on this website, prior authorisation or permission to reproduce or use of such contents in any forms must be obtained from the copyright owners concerned.


    Whilst the Government endeavours to ensure the accuracy of the information on this website, no express or implied warranty is given by the Government as to the accuracy of the information. The information provided in this website is for reference only.

    This website is produced and maintained by the Labour Department. The Labour Department reserves the right to add, delete, suspend and edit the material or alter the presentation and functionality of this website at its absolute discretion without giving any reason and prior notice.

    In case there are any discrepancies between the traditional Chinese version and the simplified Chinese version, the traditional Chinese version shall prevail. The Government is exempted from any loss or liabilities caused by any missing content from simplified Chinese version.

    This website includes hyperlinks to other websites for easy reference of users. The Government expressly states that it has not approved nor endorsed the other information contained in or in connection with these websites.

    The Government does not accept any responsibilities for any loss or damage whatsoever arising from any cause whatsoever in connection with this website. Users are responsible for making their own assessments of all information contained in or in connection with this website. Users should verify such information and obtain independent advice before acting on it.

    Security Statement

    The Government shall not be responsible in any manner for direct, indirect, special or consequential losses or damages howsoever arising out of the use of this website. The Government does not guarantee that any messages sent over the Internet will be completely secure. The Government does not accept any responsibility for any damages incurred by you if you send a message to us, or if the Government sends a message to you at your request, over the Internet. Communications over the Internet may be subject to interruption, delayed transmission due to Internet traffic or incorrect data transmission due to the public nature of the Internet or otherwise.