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  Eligibility Criteria  

Persons are eligible for “Scheme $6,000” if they meet both the age criterion and the Hong Kong Permanent Identity Card (HKPIC) criterion on 31 March 2012.  To receive payment under the Scheme, eligible persons have to register first.

Age Criterion

Aged 18 or above

HKPIC Criterion

Holds a valid HKPIC.  A valid HKPIC refers to a smart HKPIC issued on or after 23 June 2003 (you may click here to view a sample); or
Holds a Certificate of Exemption issued by the Commissioner of Registration under the Registration of Persons Regulations; or
(c)   On 31 March 2012 –
  (i) Is eligible for attaining the Hong Kong permanent resident status; and
Has submitted application for "Verification of Eligibility for Permanent Identity Card" (VEPIC) to the Immigration Department; and
Upon verification of the VEPIC application referred to in item (ii) above by the Immigration Department, has submitted application for HKPIC and has the HKPIC application approved on or before 31 December 2012.