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Loose-leaf Edition of the Laws of Hong Kong

Important Advance Notice

From 1 July 2018, Hong Kong e-Legislation ( will be the only government legislation website. The Bilingual Laws Information System will be discontinued.

If you would like to know how to perform basic BLIS functions in HKeL, please see this guide.

If you have any questions about HKeL, please email us at

BLIS (Bilingual Laws Information System)

BLIS is an electronic database of the legislation of Hong Kong. It is established and updated by the Department of Justice.

BLIS provides

  • bilingual texts of Ordinances and subsidiary legislation in force on or after 30 June 1997 (including the current version and past versions dating back to 30 June 1997);
  • full text search functions and customized search functions;
  • viewing of legislation either on a provision-by-provision basis, or whole enactment basis.

BLIS updating

The text of the legislation in BLIS is up to date, except individual provisions that have a pencil mark [pencil mark] before their headings. Amendments that came into effect on or after 29 March 2018 have yet to be incorporated in those provisions.

Note: Please visit Hong Kong e-Legislation ( for a more updated version of consolidated Hong Kong legislation.