Quality Migrant Admission Scheme
This Scheme is a quota-based entrant scheme. It seeks to attract highly skilled or talented persons to settle in Hong Kong in order to enhance Hong Kong’s economic competitiveness. Successful applicants are not required to have secured an offer of local employment before their entry to Hong Kong for settlement. All applicants are required to fulfill 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 complete 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.
The scheme is not applicable to nationals of Afghanistan, Cambodia, Cuba, Laos, North Korea, Nepal and Vietnam.
There are two tests under the Quality Migrant Admission Scheme:
General Points Test
The general points test calculates a score based on your age, family background, work experience and education qualifications. Currently you must obtain a minimum of 80 points to pass, from time to time, the minimum required points can be subject to change. The maximum point is 165. You may refer to our point's calculator below to assess whether your data and credentials are adequate to meet the minimum pass mark.
CALCULATE IMMIGRATION POINTS
Achievement-based Points Test
The achievement-based points test is directed at individuals with outstanding achievements and/or exceptional talents or skills. Requirements under this test are very high. Applicants are assessed on achievements. To be successful and receive the necessary pass of 165 points, applicants must meet one of the following criteria:
- Received an award for exceptional achievement, e.g. Olympic Medal, Nobel Prize, or other national or international awards.
- Had their work acknowledged by peers or made a significant contribution to the development of their field of expertise, e.g. received a lifetime achievement award from a specific industry.
Prism’s Visa Consultant Service Involves:
Provide consultation service regarding to the documents required for the visa application;
Prepare a tailor-made document checklist for the applicant;
Complete all necessary Hong Kong Immigration forms for the applicant;
Review and organize the documents in favor of immigration policy;
Suggest alternative documents if the applicant is not able to get the listed documents;
Submit the application to Immigration Department;
Reply on the applicant’s behalf to all enquiries and correspondences from Immigration Department;
Prepare and draft all letters required for submission to Immigration Department;
Monitor the application process;
Keep the applicant updated on the status of the application;
Accept the approval and have the visa delivered to the applicant;
Provide guidance on Hong Kong Identity Card application.
- 1. Free consultation regarding to the Hong Kong visa application;
2. Advise the applicant and the sponsor on the alternatives and the likelihood of success;
3. Obtain the sponsor’s signature on the letter of engagement;
4. Obtain deposit payment;
5. Prepare a tailor-made document checklist for the application;
6. Complete immigration forms, drafts and letters;
7. Review the collected documents to ensure they are correctly presented;
8. Draft all letters required for submission to Immigration Department;
9. Ongoing liaison with Immigration Department;
10. Reply Immigration Department’s enquiries on the applicant’s behalf;
11. Accept the visa approval and collect the visa label from Immigration Department;
12. Deliver the Hong Kong visa to the sponsor;
13. Provide guidance on Hong Kong Identity Card application.
An application form ID(E) 981 with the applicant’s signatures;
Copy of the applicant’s passport (the personal particulars page);
Copy of the applicant’s unique qualification proof;
The Hong Kong visa application process normally takes 6-18 months from the date of submission.
Student visa holders are not allowed to work unless getting a consent from Immigration Department.