Hong Kong migration

Hong Kong is one of the most popular migration destinations in the world. Skilled professionals from all over the world are flocking to Hong Kong because of its excellent quality of life and stable economic outlook. Hong Kong, an English-speaking nation with a large migrant community, has a more cosmopolitan atmosphere. Its enviable citizen benefits and forward-thinking policies make it an ideal destination for immigrants.

Reasons to migrate to Hong Kong

  • Jobs in the IT, service, healthcare, education, and engineering sectors are all stable
  • Policies that put citizens first, such as free healthcare and education
  • A pleasant climate with plenty of sunlight
  • Cities that are beautiful, multicultural, and improve your quality of life
  • The Great Barrier Reef and unspoiled forests which are part of a vast natural heritage

Eligibility requirements to migrate to Hong Kong

Your age must be at least 18 years.

You must be a natural communicator with excellent English language skills. The average IELTS score needed to apply for a permit to work in Hong Kong is 6.

You must have proof that you are of good character and have not been involved in any criminal activities.

You must apply your previous reports from countries where they have resided for at least 10 months in the previous 10 years.

You must be able to support yourself in Hong Kong for the duration of your stay. All expenses, including lodging, living expenses, and transportation costs, should be handled by you.

Options available to migrate to Hong Kong

Hong Kong quality migrant admission scheme –QMAS:

QMAS is the most popular way to migrate to Hong Kong. The Hong Kong Quality Migrant Admission Scheme is a points-based scheme where you need to score 80/195 points in the General Test or 195 points in the Achievement Based Points Test. The points are calculated based on your age, qualification, work experience, language proficiency and dependents. Under the Scheme you can:

  • Enter Hong Kong without holding a job offer
  • Settle permanently in Hong Kong
  • Work in your chosen field in Hong Kong
  • Bring your dependents to Hong Kong

Points are allotted for factors such as:

  • Age
  • Educational qualification
  • Work experience
  • English language skills
  • Additional factors
  • Applicants for QMAS need to score 80 points out of 100

Migration through employment

General Employment Policy (GEP): This scheme is for applicants who wish to enter Hong Kong and live there for the purpose of working as a professional. Applicants with effective skills and work experience who are currently unavailable in HKSAR must apply for work under this permit category.

Admission Scheme for Mainland Talents and Professionals (ASMTP): Applicants who want to work as professionals in Hong Kong and live there can apply under this scheme. The candidate must have a strong educational background and a job offer that has been verified.

Technology Talent Admission Scheme (TechTAS):

This is a 3-year pilot scheme.

The application process has been simplified by Hong Kong’s innovative immigration department to reduce processing time. However, to take advantage of this, you’ll need a robust and correct application kit. With a dedicated team to provide you guidance on Hong Kong migration.

How much time does it take for processing an application for permit via Hong Kong QMAS scheme?

The processing time may be 6 to 8 weeks. The processing time will vary on the type of permit you are applying for and the details regarding your case.

The cut off points are different for each draw.

The QMAS process includes an interview that’s conducted in Hong Kong by the Immigration Department.

The permit type and personal details differ from person to person.

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