Brief About QMAS

The Quality Migrant Admission Scheme (QMAS) is a quota-based entrance scheme, which was implemented in the year 2006 is aimed at facilitating skilled individuals, who wish to settle in Hong Kong to commence business or explore employment opportunities.

Here are the basic eligibility criteria for applicants of the Hong Kong Quality Migrant Admission Scheme:

All applicants must satisfy all of the following prerequisites:

  • Age– Should be 18 years or above
  • Financial requirement-He/she should be capable enough to support and accommodate himself / herself and his/her dependents, if any, on his/her own financial resources without relying on any assistance from the public authority during his/her stay in Hong Kong
  • Good character-He/ She should have a clean record as far as crimes are concerned. It should also be noted that the applicant should not have an adverse immigration record in Hong Kong or elsewhere
  • Language proficiency-Proficiency in spoken English or Chinese is a must
  • Basic educational qualification- Good education background, normally a first degree from a recognized university or a tertiary educational institution

Points Based Test

In addition to meeting all Pre-Requisites, applicants have to pass any one of the points based test: General Points Based Test OR Achievement Points Based Test

General Points Based Test is based on

  • Age
  • Academic Qualifications
  • Prior Work Experience
  • Language Proficiency and oral skills
  • Family Background

Minimum pass mark: 80 points out of 165

Achievement Based Points Test

  • For those with Exceptional Talent,
  • For those with Outstanding Skills in any area
  • For those who have been facilitated with State/ National or International awards
  • For those who have made a significant contribution to their field