A New Immigration Destination:
Hong Kong as your immigration destination is one of the most proven, stable and developed economies in the world. If you wish to live and work here provided that you have the right combination of qualifications and professional experience, a person may be eligible for a work visa.
The Quality Migrant Admission Scheme is a quota-based scheme in Hong Kong. This means skilled individuals who wish to stay in Hong Kong in order to begin their professional career and start a new life.
Hong Kong is a Special Administrative Region of the People’s Republic of China and is the primary gateway to mainland China. Born of a fusion from ancient Chinese heritage and a long period of Western influence, this small island is a cross-cultural and diversified city where English and Chinese, tai chi and soccer, towering skyscrapers and historical sites all exist side by side. Here lies the bridge between the East and the West.
Hong Kong has seen an increase of nearly 20 per cent in the number of well-qualified people who want to live and work in Hong Kong. In the year 2014 , 1,834 people applied for admission under the Quality Migrant Admission Scheme – 9.5 per cent more than in the whole of last year according to the immigration department.
Since 2006, the department has approved 4,392 applications – 47.6 per cent of them from the mainland and the rest from around the world. The programme was set up to attract highly qualified people without the initial offer of employment which is required for a normal working visa. The city issued 30,557 visas in 2013-2014 under the general employment policy.
Immigration figures show that more than half of those admitted as quality migrants are working in industries already well developed such as finance, accounting, information technology, trading and commerce.