Linking ICBC Credit Card 1 to Octopus Automatic Add-Value Service (AAVS), your Octopus will be automatically topped up with the preset reload amount when the remaining value is insufficient. Worry-free about running out of value on your Octopus card. AAVS can be used for different types of Octopus cards, including physical Octopus cards and virtual Octopus cards.
ICBC (Asia) and Octopus Cards Limited joined hands to launch the new “Instant Set up of Octopus AAVS via Mobile Banking App”. Applying AAVS via the new mobile banking App channel3,4, you can get real time approval result and be redirected to Octopus App to activate the AAVS service instantly5. The whole application process is fast and convenient, without having to wait for notification letter to know the result. You can also update AAVS reload amount and check your application status on “Octopus AAVS” 6 of Mobile Banking App anytime and anywhere.
There is no application fee for first-time applicants for the AAVS. Where an Octopus card already has or used to have AAVS linked to it, there is a non-refundable handling fee of HK$20 per card charged by Octopus Cards Limited for transferring the AAVS from one financial institution to another, or reactivation of AAVS following suspension or cancellation. Such fee(s) will be charged to the AAVS Account.
From 23 February 2023 to 30 April 2023 (both dates inclusive) , cardholder who has successfully set up Octopus AAVS on mobile banking App, whether you are applying for the first time or apply with an Octopus card that has already or used to have AAVS linked to it, you can receive a HK$20 cash rebate*!
Application process on Mobile Banking App
You can apply Octopus AAVS through a few simple steps on mobile App:
After choosing “Enquiry result” under “Octopus AAVS” , Credit Card No, Octopus Number, Auto-reload Amount, Application time and Application Status will be shown.
If there is approved but not yet activated AAVS mobile application, you can tap “activate” button and confirm the application details. You will be redirected to Octopus App to complete the activation process.
If you are not redirected to Octopus App right after the successful application, you may use “Activate Octopus AAVS” function in mobile App to complete the activation process. You will be redirected to Octopus App for activation after confirming the application details.
7. This function is only applicable for activation of mobile applications, if you have submitted offline application, please follow the instructions on the result notification letter and activate your Octopus AAVS
Search “ICBC Asia” at iPhone App Store or Google Play for free download.
If your Android device does not have Google Play, please click here to download.
Click here to download Octopus AAVS physical Application Form, Terms of Application and Octopus Automatic Add Value Service Agreement.
Octopus AAVS shall be subject to the applicable terms and conditions published from time to time by ICBC (Asia) or Octopus Cards Limited.For more information, please refer to above Terms and Conditions or contact ICBC (Asia) Customer Service Hotline at (852) 218 95588.
*For the Terms and Conditions of “Limited Time Reward”, please click here.
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