Hong Kong Quality Migrant Admission Scheme

Overview

Apply for Hong Kong Quality Migrant Admission Scheme

Hong Kong QMAS Visa is an entry system that is quota-based and is meant to attract skilled individuals or talented persons willing to reside and work in Hong Kong.

Their migration would enhance Hong Kong's economic competitiveness in the world market thereby maintaining the title of being a significant financial hub in Asia.

It is not required of successful applicants to already have a secured offer of employment prior to their entrance into Hong Kong for settlement.

Filing for Hong Kong QMAS Visa is a very simple process. All that is required is for you to take either of the two point-based tests; the Achievement-Based Points Test or General Points Test.

The aim of these tests is to ensure that you meet the eligibility criteria such as the age, language, education, character, experience, and financial resources.

Under the Hong Kong Quality Migrant Admission Scheme, the highest number of applicants that may be allowed entrance into Hong Kong per year is 1000.

Eligibility Criteria

Nationals of the following countries are not qualified to submit an application for the Scheme: Vietnam, Korea, Afghanistan, Laos, Cambodia, Nepal Cuba, and Albania.

Prospective applicants need to fulfil all the listed conditions below:

I) Age

At the time of applying, the applicant must be aged 18 or above to achieve score points on Age.

II) Basic Educational Qualification

The applicant must possess a good educational background. Having a Bachelor’s, Master’s or PhD from a recognized university would earn the applicant good score points for qualification.

III) Financial Requirement

The applicant must prove that he/she has what it takes to support and provide shelter for himself/herself and his/her dependants, on his/her own money without depending on public aid while in Hong Kong.

IV) Good Character

The applicant must not bear any criminal history or any other adverse records in Hong Kong and/or in anywhere else.

V) Language Proficiency

The applicant must have good scores in IELTS or TOEFL to show English Language Proficiency or demonstrate the ability to write or speak in Chinese (Putonghua or Cantonese).

Program Details

  • Starter Kit issuance
  • Complete Application Processing
  • Forms, Documentation & Petition Filing
  • Updates & Follow up with the Consulate
  • Airport Pickup*
  • Accommodation Assistance*
  • Relocation Orientation
  • Job Search Assistance*
  • Relocation Assistance *
* These services are provided at an additional cost.

Points Based Test

In addition to fulfilling all the eligibility criteria for QMAS Visa, applicants are expected to pass one of the point based tests: Achievement Points Based Test or General Points Based Test.

General Points Based Test is centered on

General Points Based Test is centred on

  •  Academic Qualifications
  • Age
  • Work Experience
  • Family Background
  • Language Proficiency

Least pass mark: 80 points out of 165

Achievement Based Points Test

This is for those with Outstanding Talent, Outstanding Skills, awardees (state, Nobel, national or international) and those are significant contributors in the field.

Awarded Points is 165 or 0            

Hong Kong QMAS Visa Renewal

QMAS visa is meant to stay valid for one-year. If an applicant wishes to extend his or her stay in Hong Kong, then he/she needs to file an application for renewal at least a month prior to the limit of stay expiration.

The application for renewal will be taken into consideration only if the following criteria's are met:

- For individuals accepted via the General Points Test, you need to show that you have done something to settle in Hong Kong by getting a job or setting up a business before the expiration of one year.

If you are unable to prove that you have taken some actions, you could be granted an extension for a year based purely on the judgment of the authorities of the Immigration, if they deem it necessary.

- For individuals accepted via the Achievement-based Points Test, you need to prove that you can support and shelter your dependants on a personal basis without depending on public aid in Hong Kong.

Visa Processing Details

Minimum passing mark for visa process: Get 80 points out of 195 points

Achievement Needed Based on the Points Test

  • For those with Exceptional Talent
  • For those with Outstanding Skills
  • For those who have won State / National / International awards
  • For those who have made a significant contribution to their field
Points awarded 195 or 0 (zero)

Application Costing

The given Visa Fee to issue the visa, entry permit, or extension of live under the Hong Kong Quality Migration Scheme is HK$160.

Hong Kong QMAS Visa Renewal Process

The once Visas released under the migration to QMAS is actually valid for only 1 year time period. If you wish to renewal your stay in Hong Kong, you should file for the visa renewal application minimum for 4 weeks before your limit of stay expires. Your renewal application will be considered only if you satisfy the following criteria:

The applicants admitted from the General Points Test under this Scheme, you must be able to demonstrate that you have taken the steps to live and settle in Hong Kong by securing gainful employment or establishing a business under one-year period. If you cannot set-up, that you have taken such steps, an additional one-year extension may be granted at the discretion of the Immigration authorities, if such extension is deemed appropriate.

The visa applicants who admitted by the Achievement-based Points Test under the Scheme - you need to demonstrate that are you capable of supporting and lodging your dependants on your own without relying on public assistance in Hong Kong.

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