Hong Kong Quality Migrant Admission Scheme



All applicants must satisfy all of the following prerequisites:
  • The applicant must be aged 18 or above when lodging an application under the Scheme.
  • The applicant must have a good education background
  • The applicant should be proficient in written and spoken Chinese (Putonghua or Cantonese) or English.
  • The applicant must be able to demonstrate that he/she is capable of supporting and accommodating himself/herself and his/her dependants, if any, on his/her own financial resources without relying on public assistance during his/her stay in Hong Kong.
  • The applicant should not have any criminal record or adverse immigration record in Hong Kong or elsewhere.
All applicants under the Scheme are required to fulfill a set of prerequisites before they can be awarded points under one of the two points-based tests under the Scheme. Applicants who have met all the prerequisites may choose to be assessed either under a “General Points Test” or “Achievement-based Points Test”.

General Points Test

  • Age
  • Academic / Professional Qualifications
  • Work Experience
  • Talent List
  • Language Proficiency
  • Family Background

Achievement-based Points Test

  • The applicant has received an award of exceptional achievement (e.g. Olympic medals, Nobel Prize, national/international awards); or
  • The applicant can show that his/her work has been acknowledged by his/her peers or has contributed significantly to the development of his/her field (e.g. lifetime achievement award from industry).