Applicants, who must be the holder of the "Permit to Take Away Cremated Ashes" or the person authorised in writing by the holder of the "Permit to Take Away Cremated Ashes", should submit in person the completed application form , the original copy of "Permit To Take Away Cremated Ashes"^ [This is not applicable to those ashes still being kept in government crematoria.] and a copy of the Hong Kong Identity Card of the deceased, at least 14 days prior to the proposed date for scattering the cremated ashes, to the Cemeteries and Crematoria office of FEHD in Hung Hom or Happy Valley and make a declaration that he/she will be responsible for any liability or related matter arising from the ashes scattering. For application of scattering of cremated ashes at the Gardens of Remembrance on outlying islands, the original and a copy of letter from the relevant islands rural committee and a statutory declaration made by the legal representative or next of kin of the deceased person are required to certify and declare the deceased was an indigenous villager of the Islands District, or a bona fide resident of Island District for a "continuous residing period" of not less than 7 years or their minor children ( 10 years for Cheung Chau). For application made by fax, post or e-form, FEHD will arrange with the applicant for submission of the original copy of supporting document(s) for verification.

^If the deceased was cremated outside Hong Kong, the applicant shall be a close relative of the deceased and submit the original of the proof of cremation issued by the relevant lawful crematorium.

*"Continuous residing period" means the period that the deceased continuously resided on the island concerned right before his/her death

Application form FEHB 219 can be downloaded from FEHD website or can be obtained from the offices of the Cemeteries and Crematoria Section:

You can open the e-form eFEHB 219, fill in all required information and then submit it on-line. You may refer to the guidelines on the use of e-form before filling it.

Upon approval by FEHD, the applicant may arrange to scatter the cremated ashes of the deceased in the Garden of Remembrance free of charge.

The applicant may also mount a commemorative plaque for the eligible deceased on the dedicated wall of that Garden of Remembrance where the cremated ashes of the deceased are scattered to commemorate the decreased after paying the required administration fee (HK$90). FEHD allows applicant to display photo of the deceased on the commemorative plaque.

Enquiries on the new Wo Hop Shek GoR can be made at telephone no. 2696 4031 during office hours.