Persons Suitable to Hold Licences
Applicants for licence are required to answer certain questions in the application forms concerning their suitability. If any answer to these questions is “yes” or “not sure”, the applicant will be required to provide further information, including, for example, criminal conviction records.
A person commits an offence if the person, in connection with an application for a licence, provides any information or document to the PMSA that is false or misleading in a material particular; and the person knows that, or is reckless as to whether, the information or document is false or misleading in a material particular. The person who commits the offence is liable on conviction on indictment to a fine of HKD$200,000 and to imprisonment for 1 year or on summary conviction to a fine at level 6 and to imprisonment for 6 months.