Quality Migrant Admission With Limited Quota
The Government announced on 23rd February 2006 detailed operation of the
Admission Scheme (QMAS). The new scheme is opened to all Mainland and overseas professionals to
settle in Hong Kong, and was launched on June 2006.
The major difference between the QMAS and the existing employment visa
is that prior employment
arrangement is not required for QMAS applicants. Once the applications have been approved, QMAS
applicants can take up whatever employment or set up their own companies in Hong Kong.
The assessment will comprise two phases. During phase one, applicants
will be assessed based on a
point test which incorporate factors such as age, academic / professional qualifications,
working experience, language proficiency, family connections in Hong Kong, spouse's achievement,
number of dependent children, achievement in a particular field, etc. A minimum passing mark
will be set.
However, The Following Requirements Must Be Met:
- Age between 18 - 50.
- Financially sound without public assistance of H.K.
- Good character with no criminal records.
- Proficient in Cantonese, Putonghua or English.
- A Bachelor Degree.
Having met the above requirements and the minimum passing mark,
applicants will be ranked
according to the scores they are awarded. High scoring applicants will be shortlisted to enter a
selection pool (Phase Two) for further comparison. Quota will be granted to the most meritorious