From 2022 onwards, registering for an employment license will be much easier. As announced in the Chief Executive’s 2020 Policy Address, the Employment Agencies Administration of the Labour Department will launches e-EAS in the first quarter of 2022. The e-EAS allows Employment Agencies to submit license applications. Also, check their application status easily and conveniently.
With the use of e-EAS, this save the time in filling out paper application forms. The system allows to arrange employment license applications and renew. Furthermore, with the use of the function of auto-filling and are able to complete the procedures of making fresh applications for EA licence, applications for renewal of EA license, applications for change of address / associates, etc. on-line without the need to submit the paper form. Thus, EAs using e-EAS to make the afore-mentioned applications on-line are required to have already registered as “iAM Smart +”. As well as the user for digital signing via “iAM Smart” mobile app. In this connection, if you are still not an “iAM Smart” user, you better to start making the registration ASAP.
“iAM Smart” stands for “internet Access by Mobile in a Smart way”. “iAM Smart” mobile app provides the one-stop personalized digital services platform. The app enables users to log in and use online services by their personal mobile phone in a smart and convenient way. All Hong Kong Identity Card holders aged 11 or above are eligible to register for “iAM Smart” for free. Moreover, the registration for “iAM Smart” is simple and easy.
You can download the “iAM Smart” mobile app and perform remote registration using a personal mobile phone with biometric authentication. Once you enable the digital signing before your submission of various licenses, including the employment licenses and related applications, you need to upgrade the mobile app to “iAM Smart +” at registration service counters located at any of the post offices (except mobile post offices).
As there are only a few months before the launch of e-EAS, we strongly encourage licensees and your associates to register the “iAM Smart +” service at your earliest convenience so as to make use of the convenient functions of e-EAS.
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