Hong Kong Quality Migrant Admission Scheme

If you have the opportunity of working in Hong Kong, go for it! You will experience a thriving business world and a competitive job market. Due to its location, free port status, well-developed infrastructure and low taxation, Hong Kong has been popular among those seeking new challenges abroad since years.

Hong Kong has introduced Quality Migrant Admission Scheme to attract highly skilled or talented persons who are fresh entrants not having the right to enter and remain in Hong Kong to settle in Hong Kong in order to enhance Hong Kong’s economic competitiveness in the global market.

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.

Points May Be Awarded Under This Test If:

The applicant has received an award of exceptional achievement
(e.g. Olympic medals, Nobel prize, national/international awards); or


The applicant can show that his/her work has been acknowledged by his/her peers or has
contributed significantly to the development of his/her field
(e.g. lifetime achievement award from industry).

Other Prerequisites

You must be above 18 years of age.

You must have sufficient funds to support yourself and accompanying family members.

You must hold good moral conduct and health.

The applicant should be proficient in written and spoken Chinese (Putonghua or Cantonese) or English.

The applicant must have a good education background, normally a first degree from a
recognized university or a tertiary educational institution.


No application fee is chargeable upon application submission. The prescribed fee for the issue of a visa, entry permit, or extension of stay under the Scheme is HK$160.

In Order to Qualify under Quality Migrant Admission Scheme
one must score minimum of 80 points based on the following factors:-

Factors Points Claimed Points

1 Age (Maximum 30 points)

18-39 30

40-44 20

45-50 15

51 or above 0

2 Academic/Professional Qualifications (Maximum 45 points)

Two or more Doctoral Degrees 45

Doctoral Degree / Two or more Master Degrees 40

Master Degree / Two or more Bachelor Degrees 35

Bachelor Degree / Professional Qualification awarded by a nationally or internationally recognized or acclaimed
professional body which demonstrates that the holder has a very high level of technical expertise or skill 30

3 Work Experience (Maximum 50 points)

Not less than 10 years’ graduate or specialist level work experience, including at least 5 years in a senior role 50

Not less than 5 years’ graduate or specialist level work experience, including at least 2 years in a senior role 40

Not less than 5 years’ graduate or specialist level work experience 30

Not less than 2 years’ graduate or specialist level work experience 10

4 Language Proficiency (Maximum 20 points)

Being proficient both in written and spoken Chinese (Putonghua or Cantonese) and English 20

Being proficient in at least one foreign language (written and spoken) in addition to written and spoken Chinese (Putonghua or Cantonese) or English 15

Being proficient in written and spoken Chinese (Putonghua or Cantonese) or English 10

5 Family Background (Maximum 20 points)

5.1 At least one immediate family member (married spouse, parents, siblings, children) is a Hong Kong permanent resident
residing in Hong Kong 5

5.2 Accompanying married spouse is educated to the equivalent level of a degree or above 5

5.3 5 points for each accompanying unmarried dependent child under the age of 18, maximum 10 points 5 / 10

Maximum 165 Points

Achievement-based Points Test

The Scheme also caters for the entry of individuals with exceptional talent or skill who have outstanding achievements. They may choose to be assessed under a separate Achievement-based Points Test. Assessment under this test focuses on achievements attained by applicants and applicants who opt to be assessed under this test are claiming a scoring of 165 points under one scoring factor only.

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