Hong Kong Quality Migrant Admission Scheme

Hong Kong Quality Migrant Admission Scheme

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Why Choose Hong Kong?

Hong Kong is alternatively known by its initials H.K. which is a city-state and is a Special Administrative Region of the People's Republic of China.

Hong Kong is known for its expansive skyline and deep natural harbour, and with a land mass of 1,104 km2 (426 sq. mi) and a population of over seven million people, is one of the most densely populated areas in the world.

Never miss the chance, if you have the opportunity of working in Hong Kong. You will experience a thriving business world and a competitive job market. As for the location, free port status, well-developed infrastructure, and minimum taxation, Hong Kong has been popular among those seeking new opportunities and challenges abroad.


The Quality Migrant Admission Scheme is an entrant scheme. It is a quota-based system which aims at attracting talented persons of different sectors to settle in Hong Kong in order to enhance Hong Kong's economic competitiveness in the global market. Successful applicants are not required to secure an offer of local employment before their entry to Hong Kong for settlement. All applicants are required to fulfil a set of prerequisites before they can be awarded points under one of the two points-based tests, namely the General Points Test and Achievement-based Points Test, and compete for quota allocation with other applicants. Successful applicants under the Scheme may bring their spouse and unmarried dependent children under the age of 18 to Hong Kong provided that they are capable of supporting and accommodating their dependants on their own financial resources without relying on public assistance in Hong Kong.

Why is Hong Kong the most attractive Immigration Destination?

  • Hong Kong has a highly developed, capitalist and freest economy in the world.
  • Hong Kong is a leading centre for international finance and trade.
  • The Government here favours the industrial trade and growth.
  • It was ranked second in the Ease of Doing Business Index in the world.
  • Highly Developed Transportation Network facilitates the workers, businessmen and the people in general.
  • Hong Kong dollar is one of the most traded currencies in the world.
  • The Hong Kong Stock Exchange is the seventh largest Stock Exchange in the world.
  • Hong Kong laws provide a high level of civil liberties.
  • The basic law here guarantees the high degree of religious freedom; hence it welcomes the individuals with diverse, culture, religion and customs.
  • It is considered as a centre of modern architecture, and one of the world’s most vertical cities.

A bit more about Hong Kong’s Quality Migrant Admission Scheme (QMAS)

  • Entrant Scheme to attract highly skilled or talented people to enter & settle in the HK.
  • Applicants are required to meet set Pre-requisites.
  • Pass the points test-either General or Achievement.
  • High scoring applications are selected in a selection exercise by the HK Department of Immigration within a quarterly quota.
  • Approval in Principal Letter given for Interview in HK.
  • Attend Interview with original documents.
  • Entry Visa/ Work Permit granted for one year.
  • Can bring spouse & children under the age of 18 to Hong Kong.

How does it work? Or The Selection Mechanism

Step 1: Prerequisites

All applicants under this scheme are required to fulfil a set of prerequisites before they can be awarded points under the points-based scheme.

Step 2: Points-based test

Applicants who have met all the prerequisites may choose to be assessed either under a General Points Test or Achievement-based Points Test. There are five point-scoring factors under the General Points Test and one point-scoring factor under the Achievement-based Points Test.

There is a minimum passing mark is set under the General Points Test. Persons who choose the General Points Test category are advised to assess whether their credentials are adequate to meet the minimum passing mark before submitting an application.

How does points-based test work?

General Points based Test is based on

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

Minimum pass mark: 80 points out of 165

Achievement Based Points Test

  • Candidates with Exceptional Talent and Outstanding Skills
  • Candidates who have won state/ national/ international awards (e.g. Olympic medal, Nobel prize)
  • Candidates who have made a significant contribution to their field

Points awarded 165 or 0

Visa Fees

No application fee is chargeable upon application submission. The prescribed fee for the issue of visa, entry permit is HK$160


Apart from the above-mentioned guidelines and procedures, there are various other aspects and internal things, which needs clear understanding before you actually apply for the visa.

Also, do note we are not a placement agency, we are Overseas Career Consultants. We do not provide/guarantee/assure jobs, we do not arrange for any direct employment through employers. We use technology, resources and our internal expertise to market your resume to overseas employers on your behalf.


What is the QMAS?

Quality Migrant Admission Scheme is quota based and seeks talented and highly skilled persons.

Those with Age, 1st class Bachelor’s degree, 2 years graduate level experience and English language proficiency very easily qualify.

What is the Minimum point needed to qualify for QMAS?

These points are given based on age, educational qualification, experience, IELTS score and family background.

Which are best Cities/Towns to settle?

  • Kowloon, Tsuen Wan
  • Yuen Long Kau Hui
  • Sha Tin
  • Tuen Mun
  • Tai Po
  • Yung Shue Wan
  • Sok Kwu Wan

Indian Diaspora?

HK has been the settlement place for Indians for many years & has a large number of Indians.  10% of Restaurants in HK operated by Indians.

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