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Begin a new life in Hong Kong meaning “fragrant harbor” in Chinese, Hong Kong offers endless possibilities.
Living in Hong Kong is a rewarding, as well as exciting, prospect. You can expect to make a lucrative career while you live and work in Hong Kong. There is a lot of culture to be discovered in the meantime. Hong Kong has a long and impressive history of welcoming foreign workers and expats.
Offering rewarding career opportunities, Hong Kong is regarded to be an important gateway into the global market for many multinational companies. Hong Kong has many job opportunities in the financial sector, as well as in tech, HR, and advertising. A vibrant city, Hong Kong offers a gateway into Mainland China.
With a modern and prosperous working environment, Hong Kong is among the wealthiest countries in the world. The local language of Hong Kong is Cantonese. However, English is the de facto second language. Hong Kong holds the unmistakable promise of a wonderfully privileged lifestyle, along with a great social life. You can work in Hong Kong when in the country as a dependent of a Hong Kong visa holder. Setting up your own business – either as a limited company or a proprietorship business – is also a generally easy process.
Hong Kong welcomes professionals and talent – skilled workers, experts, and entrepreneurs – from across the world to work, invest, and live in Hong Kong. Many talent admission schemes are available as part of an initiative by the government.
Based on an annual quota, Hong Kong’s Quality Migrant Admission Scheme (QMAS) seeks to attract talented or highly skilled individuals to settle in Hong Kong, thereby enhancing Hong Kong’s global competitiveness on a global scale.
No Hong Kong job offer is needed for entering the country for settlement purposes under the QMAS. Applicants will be required to fulfill a set of pre-requisites to be allotted points under any of the two points-based tests – the Achievement-based Points Test, and the General Points Test.
|Age (Maximum 30 points)
|51 or above
|Academic/Professional Qualifications (Maximum 70 points)
|Doctoral Degree / Two or more master’s degrees
|Master’s Degree / Two or more bachelor’s degrees
|Bachelor’s Degree / Professional Qualification awarded by a nationally or internationally recognized or acclaimed professional body which demonstrates that the holder has a very high level of technical expertise or skill
|Additional points if a degree at bachelor level or higher is awarded by a renowned institution recognized internationally (Note1)
|Work Experience (Maximum 75 points)
|Not less than 10 years’ graduate or specialist level work experience, including at least 5 years in a senior role
|Not less than 5 years’ graduate or specialist level work experience, including at least 2 years in a senior role
|Not less than 5 years’ graduate or specialist level work experience
|Not less than 2 years’ graduate or specialist level work experience
|Additional points for not less than 2 years’ graduate or specialist level work experience with international exposure (Note2)
|Additional points for not less than 3 years’ graduate or specialist level work experience in multi-national companies (MNCs) or reputable enterprises, such as listed companies or companies on the lists of The Global 2000 by Forbes, the Fortune Global 500 and the Hurun China 500
|Talent List (Maximum 30 points) (Note3)
|Additional points if meeting the specifications of the respective profession under the Talent List
|Language Proficiency (Maximum 20 points)
|Being proficient both in written and spoken Chinese (Putonghua or Cantonese) and English
|Being proficient in at least one foreign language (written and spoken) in addition to written and spoken Chinese (Putonghua or Cantonese) or English
|Being proficient in written and spoken Chinese (Putonghua or Cantonese) or English
|Family Background (Maximum 20 points)
|At least one immediate family member (married spouse, parents, siblings, children) is a Hong Kong permanent resident residing in Hong Kong (Note4)
|Accompanying married spouse is educated to the equivalent level of a degree or above (Note4)
|5 points for each accompanying unmarried dependent child under the age of 18, maximum 10 points
|Maximum 245 points
Successful entrants might bring along their spouse/partner and unmarried children below 18 years of age when they come to Hong Kong. The dependent’s length of stay in Hong Kong will be as per that of the principal applicant, Dependents can study or take up employment while in Hong Kong.
After seven years of continuous residence in Hong Kong, entrants and their dependents become eligible to apply for Hong Kong permanent resident status.
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