Apply Octopus Automatic Add Value Service (AAVS)

You can simply apply AAVS through DBS Card+.

Apply AAVS through DBS Card+

You can apply AAVS directly through DBS Card+

  1. Log in to Card+ mobile app on your phone

  2. Tap "More" at the bottom

  3. Tap "Octopus Automatic Add Value" under "Apply"

  4. Scroll down and click "Apply Now"

  5. Select credit card for AAVS, input your Octopus Number, select the Automatic Add Value Amount ($250/$500/$1000) and accept the T&C

  6. After fill in all required information, scroll down and click "Apply Now"


  • Processing time: 7 working days.

  • Supplementary cardholders can apply Octopus AAVS through paper application form only if the main cardholder has used Octopus AAVS service at any bank.

Supplementary information:

Application procedure

Existing users of Automatic Add-Value Service with other Banks

Apply now and receive a letter to confirm the AAVS activation. A HK$20 handling fee will be charged on behalf of Octopus Cards Limited

Non-users of Automatic Add-Value Service and holding any Octopus products

Apply now and receive a letter to confirm the AAVS activation. No handling fee will be charged

The mechanism of AAVS with DBS Credit Card
  1. If the stored value of your Octopus is zero or negative, or remaining value plus the maximum negative value (HK$35) is not enough to cover the intended value deduction, your card will automatically be reloaded with HK$250.

  2. First time applicants of Automatic Add-Value Service will enjoy HK$20 fee waiver. Applicants switching banks or restarting Automatic Add-Value Service are required to pay Octopus Cards Limited a HK$20 non-refundable handling fee.

  3. Each Octopus can only be reloaded automatically once a day.

  4. The application fee, handling fee and the Automatic Add-Value transaction of HK$250 each time will be directly debited from your designated DBS Credit Card Account.

Rewards for AAVS transaction
  • HK250 spending = COMPASS $1 / DBS$ 1

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