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Quick Guides for e-Forms

Desktop forms

Submit by e-submission

If the e-Forms has the Submit button on the top right of the first page, which mean such form can be submitted to Buildings Department (BD) electronically.

You can use digital signature (e-Signature) to sign these forms and click Submit button that submit the form to BD directly.

Submit by e-submission

When the PDF file is successfully submitted to BD server, a message box "Form submitted" will be displayed.

Applicant will also receive an email notification from eform-receipt@bd.gov.hk later, which states:

  • Submission Reference No. for the submission
  • Submission date / time,
  • Success or not

Applicant can use the Submission Reference No. for enquiry later.

Please note

  • Sometimes a blank PDF will be displayed after "Form submitted" message box is closed. This is normal behaviour and the blank PDF can be closed.
  • For BA8 form and BA15 form, PDF forms can only be submitted within office hours (8:30 am – 5:15 pm).
  • For Registration Unit's BA-forms (except BA24), the message will also remind applicant to receive email notification for Submission Reference No. Applicant is required to present the email when they pay the application fee in R&D counter at 12/F Pioneer Centre. For details, please refer to "Matters to Note" section of Registration Unit's BA-forms.


Submit by e-mail

Alternatively, email the form together with the relevant documents, all with identity authenticated by a digital certificate issued by the Postmaster General or other certification authorities recognized under the Electronic Transactions Ordinance to the e-Counter of the Buildings Department at receipt@bd.gov.hk.



Submit by printed copy

If public user does not have digital signature, he/she can also print out and sign the form. The printed form can be submitted. For details of submission method, please refer to "Matters to Note" section on each form.