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Hong Kong Quality Migrant Admission Scheme

Hong Kong Quality Migrant Admission Scheme

Recommendation Index: 3*

Residence Requirement: To call Hong Kong home

Processing Cycle: 12 months or more

Status type: Hong Kong resident status

Investment Type: No investment required

Project Introduction

The Quality Migrant Admission Scheme (QMAS) aims to attract highly skilled or talented people to settle in Hong Kong, thereby enhancing Hong Kong's competitiveness.

  • Successful applicants are not required to seek employment or establish a business before settling in Hong Kong

  • No restrictions on industry or profession

  • Spouse and unmarried children under 18 years of age can come to Hong Kong together with one person

  • No restrictions on spouse's employment and children can come to Hong Kong to study

  • Enjoy the same medical and educational benefits as local residents

Project Advantages

Application Requirements

  • be aged 18 or above at the time of submitting the application

  • be able to support and accommodate themselves during their stay in Hong Kong without relying on public assistance

  • must not have any criminal convictions or adverse immigration records in Hong Kong or elsewhere

  • have good written and oral language skills in Chinese or English

  • have a university degree from a recognised university or tertiary institution In exceptional circumstances, good technical qualifications, demonstrable professional competence and/or experience and achievements supported by documentary evidence may also be considered

  • Two points systems.

Ø Achievement-based points system (full marks or zero marks)

Applicants who have received awards for outstanding achievement (e.g. Olympic medals, Nobel Prize, national or international awards) or whose work has been recognised by their peers, or who have made a significant contribution to the development of their sector (e.g. lifetime achievement award from the industry)

Ø Combined points system

The maximum score is 245 points and the pass mark is 80 points.

Points will be awarded for age, academic or professional qualifications, language skills, work experience, talent list, family background, etc.

1.Free consultation

2. Signature Contract

3. Submit Application

6. Apply for Hong Kong Resident Identity Card

5. Obtaining an entry visa

4 Official approval received

Application Process

7. Coming to Hong Kong / Building a Business

Frequently Asked Questions

  • Q: What is the current annual quota for the Quality Migrant Admission Scheme (QMAS)?

  • A: The annual quota for the Quality Migrant Admission Scheme will be abolished for two years starting from 1 January 2023 to attract more world-class talents to Hong Kong. The Government will closely monitor changes in the social environment and manpower market demand to review the annual quota of the Scheme.

  • Q: How do you determine whether an applicant meets the eligibility requirements of the relevant professions on the Talent List?

  • A: In conducting this assessment, the Immigration Department will make reference to the eligibility requirements of the relevant professions on the Talent List. After approval, applicants who meet the requirements and can provide relevant supporting documents will be awarded an additional 30 points under the GPT.

It may also consult the relevant government agencies/professional bodies on whether individual applications meet the eligibility requirements of the relevant professions on the Talent List.

This entry arrangement is not applicable to:

Ø Nationals of Afghanistan, Cuba, Laos, Korea, Nepal and Vietnam.

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