Immigration consultants - Hong Kong

Hong Kong is one of the most desirable immigration destinations as it is becoming the economic, social and cultural hub of the Asia-Pacific region. Immigrating to Hong Kong can improve your quality of life, but it can also enrich your CV and boost your career prospects. The following is the path of immigration in Hong Kong.

Quality Migrant Admission Scheme (QMAS)

The Quality Immigration Scheme (QMAS) is a quota-based immigration scheme for entry into Hong Kong. It is aimed at qualified individuals and entrepreneurs who wish to decide to immigrate to Hong Kong to pursue a career or start a business. To secure entry to the port city under QMAS, Hong Kong work visa applicants must meet several requirements, pass a points-based test and apply for fee allocation. Successful applicants will be issued a one-year Hong Kong work visa, allowing them to bring their families as long as they can support them with their own income. The eligibility criteria for the program are as follows.

Entry Requirements:

  • Applicants who intend to immigrate to Hong Kong must be at least 18 years old at the time of application.
  • Applicants intending to immigrate to Hong Kong must be able to be financially self-sufficient to obtain housing and support their dependents.
  • Applicants applying for a Hong Kong work visa must not have a criminal record or negative entry record from Hong Kong. Applicants must be able to present a criminal record certificate for all countries where they have stayed for more than 12 months in the past 10 years.
  • Applicants who intend to immigrate to Hong Kong must provide proof of spoken or written language proficiency in both Chinese and English. Applicants with an average IELTS score of 6.0 are eligible to apply under QMAS.
  • Ideally, applicants for a Hong Kong work visa should hold a university degree from a recognized leading university/institution. If applicants considered for immigration to Hong Kong are not eligible, their professional qualifications, work experience and achievements will be considered. Hong Kong work visa applicants with an advanced university degree have a good chance of being accepted.

Pathways for Hong Kong Immigration under QMAS

Below is the step-by-step route to apply for Hong Kong immigration under QMAS

  • Meet eligibility criteria and requirements
  • Point-based testing
  • Allocate quota through selection process
  • Agree in principle
  • Visa issuance under QMAS
  • Dependents of visa holders

General Employment Policy

This visa is for applicants who wish to enter/stay in the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region (HKSAR) under the general employment policy

Eligibility criteria

  • Applicants must have a clean criminal record.
  • Applicants must have a sound educational background and a first-class degree in a relevant field of study. In special cases, professional qualifications and relevant experience will also be taken into account.
  • Applicants must have a confirmed job offer for a position relevant to their qualifications and experience, and the vacancy for that position is real and not filled by the local workforce.
  • The remuneration offered must be in line with the prevailing market level for employees holding similar positions in the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region.

Criteria for dependents

After the visa is approved, as long as the following conditions are met, the immediate family members of the main applicant can accompany the applicant

  • There must be reasonable evidence of a genuine relationship between the main applicant and the dependants. The proof can be proved by relevant documents such as marriage certificate, birth certificate, etc.
  • There is no reason to believe that this will be harmful to a loved one.
  • The main applicant is able to support and accommodate dependents well above the standard of living