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Top up with AAVS

Activate your AAVS via Octopus App anytime anywhere!

Easy reloading with AAVS

The Automatic Add Value Service (AAVS) ensures you never run out of value. More than 20 financial institutions today offer this service.

Sign up now!

Benefits of AAVS

  • Safe, convenient and reliable
  • Three reload amounts : HK$150/HK$250/HK$500
  • Earn credit card benefits
  • Each Octopus Holder can have maximum 3 AAVS linked with 3 different financial institutions' credit card
  • Each Octopus Holder can apply maximum 3 AAVS for his/her family members or friends
  • Each Octopus Holder can have maximum 6 AAVS accounts (3 for Octopus Holder + 3 for family members or friends)
  • Offers lost Octopus protection
  • No fee the first time you apply

Activate your AAVS

Once your AAVS application is approved, you will receive an activation letter by mail. You may choose to activate your service via the methods below:

  1. Bring along the activation letter, original copy of your Personal Identification and the Octopus to any MTR Customer Service Centre within 30 days from the issue date of the letter to activate the service, otherwise you have to contact Octopus Cards Limited again to re-arrange the activation letter to activate the service.
  2. You can activate the AAVS function through the Octopus App with NFC (Near Field Communication) enabled Android mobile devices or iOS mobile devices paired up with Octopus Mobile Reader.
    (Not applicable to Octopus Mobile SIM user)
  3. If you have an Octopus PC Reader, you can directly activate the service via the Internet.

Remarks: To activate the AAVS function via the Octopus App or PC reader, your Octopus card number should be in 9-digit (eight digits plus one single digit inside the bracket).

Upgrade your AAVS Auto-reload Amount to HK$500

Receive HKD50 Spending Rebate for AAVS set-up with HSBC credit card

Apply AAVS through HSBC credit card, Find out more


Learn more about Octopus in our FAQ section.


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Octopus processes over 3 million transactions a day through the MTR system, saving time and money for commuters and the MTR Corporation.

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