HK PR Only: How are you getting your HK$6000 in Canada? Now with Bank of China info!
The problem is, you have to get it through a HK-based bank in Canada, or pick it up in person in HK. You only qualify if your HKID has "***" or "A" in the code.
While HSBC charges $200 to get an HKD account set up, Bank of China now offers the same service for $60:
http://www.bankofchina.ca/portal/adCont ... =88&lang=1
Details of scheme $6000:Account Opening Witness Service for BOC (Hong Kong) is developed to provide convenience for customers in Canada who are eligible to receive HKD6,000 handouts under the Hong Kong Government's “Scheme $6,000”.
We will help you open accounts with Bank of China (Hong Kong) by verifying your original Hong Kong Permanent Identity Card (HKPIC) and proof of address, and witnessing their signatures on each of the required documents.
Bank of China (Canada) only provides the service of verifying customer identity and witnessing the execution of account opening documents on behalf of Bank of China (Hong Kong) and sending the documents to the account opening branch of BOCHK. The account opening process should not be deemed completed or approved until you are notified by BOCHK of such and with further confirmation on when the account can be operated.
Our standard service fee is C$60.00 (mailing charges inclusive).
Please note, the account to be opened is subject to the laws and regulations of Hong Kong and not those of Canada.
For more inquires, please call 1-877-823-2288 (Toll-free) or visit our branch.
Please refer to the following link for the relevant information.
Account Opening Form