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Introducing Hong Kong

Welcome to the dynamic world of Hong Kong – a thriving metropolis that seamlessly blends Eastern traditions with Western influences.

Renowned as a global financial hub, Hong Kong offers a unique combination of business and leisure. Its strategic location, world-class infrastructure, and business-friendly environment have attracted entrepreneurs, investors, and professionals from around the globe. Hong Kong offers a platform for success and growth thanks to its strong economy and reputation for innovation.

From its vibrant street markets and Michelin-starred dining experiences to its lush green spaces and iconic landmarks like Victoria Harbour and the Peak, Hong Kong offers an unparalleled quality of life.

What Types of Pathways are Available for Hong Kong Migration?

Quality Migrant Admission Scheme (QMAS)

The Quality Migrant Admission Scheme (QMAS) is a highly sought-after pathway for individuals who possess exceptional skills, experience, and qualifications and wish to settle in Hong Kong. The scheme is designed to attract top-tier professionals and entrepreneurs from around the world to contribute to Hong Kong’s diverse economy and enrich its talent pool.

Under the QMAS, applicants are assessed based on a points-based system that takes into account various factors such as age, academic qualifications, work experience, language proficiency, and achievements in their respective fields. Points are awarded for each criterion, and successful candidates must meet the minimum passing score to qualify for admission.

One of the key advantages of the QMAS is that it does not require applicants to have a job offer in Hong Kong before applying. This provides greater flexibility and allows individuals to explore employment opportunities and settle in Hong Kong independently. Successful QMAS applicants are granted a visa or entry permit that enables them to live and work in Hong Kong for an initial period of one year.

Upon successful entry to Hong Kong under the QMAS, individuals have the freedom to seek employment in their chosen field or explore entrepreneurial opportunities. They can engage in full-time employment, establish their own businesses, or even pursue further studies in Hong Kong.

QMAS Eligibility Criteria

Academic Qualifications

Applicants must possess a first-class degree (i.e., a Bachelor’s or Master’s degree) from a recognized university. The degree should demonstrate a high level of academic achievement and expertise in a specific field.

Work Experience

Applicants must have a minimum of two years of post-qualification work experience. This work experience should be relevant to the applicant’s proposed occupation or field in Hong Kong. It is important to note that work experience must be gained after obtaining the academic qualifications.

Age Requirement

Applicants must be between 18 and 50 years old at the time of application. The Hong Kong Immigration Department has set this age range to ensure that applicants can actively contribute to the local labor market.

Language Proficiency

Applicants are required to demonstrate proficiency in either written and spoken Chinese (Putonghua or Cantonese) or English. This can be proven by submitting valid scores from internationally recognized language proficiency tests such as IELTS (International English Language Testing System) or TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language).

Financial Requirements

Applicants must be able to meet the financial requirements for the immigration process. This means demonstrating that they have sufficient funds to support themselves and their dependents during their stay in Hong Kong, without relying on public assistance.

General Points-Based Test

Applicants must obtain the minimum required points under the General Points-Based Test. The points are awarded based on various factors, including age, academic qualifications, work experience, language proficiency, family background, and ties to Hong Kong. The specific point thresholds may vary, and meeting the minimum point requirement is crucial for consideration under the QMAS.

Hong Kong PR Visa Eligibility Criteria

Applicants must have ordinarily resided in Hong Kong for a continuous period of at least seven years. This means they should have been physically present in Hong Kong for a substantial portion of each year during the qualifying period.

Applicants must possess good character, including a clean criminal record and a record of abiding by the laws of Hong Kong. Any previous criminal convictions or immigration violations may affect the eligibility for a PR visa.

Applicants should have a stable source of income and demonstrate financial stability to support themselves and their dependents in Hong Kong.

Applicants must be able to demonstrate that they have made or will make a significant contribution to the well-being of Hong Kong, such as through employment, entrepreneurship, investments, or other valuable contributions to the local community.

Proficiency in either Chinese (Cantonese or Putonghua) or English is required to integrate into the local community and participate in daily life in Hong Kong.

Applicants must prove their genuine intention to reside in Hong Kong and contribute to the local community. This can be demonstrated through factors such as family ties, employment, property ownership, and social connections.

Applicants should not pose any security objections to Hong Kong, and their presence should not be contrary to the public interest or endanger public safety.

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    Points-Based System for Hong Kong PR Visa

    Factor Points
    Age (Max 30 Points)
    18-39 30
    40-44 20
    45-50 15
    51 or above 0
    Factor Points
    Academic/Professional Qualifications (Maximum 70 Points)
    Doctoral Degree / Two or more Master’s degrees 40
    Master’s Degree / Two or more Bachelor’s degrees 20
    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 10
    Additional points if a degree at bachelor level or higher is awarded by a renowned institution recognized internationally 30
    Factor Points
    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 40
    Not less than 5 years’ graduate or specialist-level work experience, including at least 2 years in a senior role 30
    Not less than 5 years’ graduate or specialist-level work experience 15
    Not less than 2 years’ graduate or specialist-level work experience 5
    Additional points for not less than 2 years’ graduate or specialist-level work experience with international exposure 15
    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 20
    Factor Points
    Talent List (Maximum 30 points)
    Additional points if meeting the specifications of the respective profession under the Talent List 30
    Factor Points
    Language Proficiency (Maximum 20 points)
    Being proficient both in written and spoken Chinese (Putonghua or Cantonese) and English 20
    Being proficient in at least one foreign language (written and spoken) in addition to written and spoken Chinese (Putonghua or Cantonese) or English 15
    Being proficient in written and spoken Chinese (Putonghua or Cantonese) or English 10
    Factor Points
    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 5
    Accompanying married spouse is educated to the equivalent level of a degree or above 5
    5 points for each accompanying unmarried dependent child under the age of 18, a maximum of 10 points 5 / 10
    Maximum Points = 245

    Why Settle in Hong Kong?

    Work and Live Freely

    Hong Kong PR status grants you the right to work and live in Hong Kong without any restrictions. You can pursue your career goals, explore job opportunities, and enjoy the freedom to establish your roots in this city.

    Business and Investment Opportunities

    Hong Kong is a global business hub, offering a favorable environment for entrepreneurship and investment. As a PR holder, you can benefit from the city's business-friendly policies, network with industry leaders, and seize opportunities in one of the world's most competitive economies.

    Access to World-Class Education

    As a Hong Kong PR holder, you and your family can benefit from the city's exceptional education system. Hong Kong is home to prestigious universities and international schools, offering top-notch education for your children and furthering your own professional development.

    Healthcare Excellence

    Hong Kong offers a world-class healthcare system renowned for its high standards of care. With PR status, you gain access to quality medical services and comprehensive healthcare facilities.

    Travel Flexibility

    Hong Kong PR allows you to travel visa-free or with simplified visa requirements to many countries and regions worldwide.

    Social Welfare Benefits

    As a Hong Kong PR holder, you and your family may be eligible for various social welfare benefits, including healthcare subsidies, retirement schemes, and assistance programs, enhancing your overall quality of life and social security.

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    The checklist you should follow if you want to get a PR Visa to Hong Kong

    Gather Required Documents

    Compile all the necessary documents for your PR visa application, which may include identification documents, proof of continuous residence, employment records, educational qualifications, language proficiency certificates, financial statements, and any other supporting evidence.

    Review Application Forms

    Carefully complete the application forms, ensuring accuracy and completeness. Pay attention to all the details, as any errors could delay or affect the outcome of your application.

    Prepare Supporting Statements

    Craft compelling supporting statements that highlight your achievements, contributions to Hong Kong, and reasons why you seek Permanent Residency.

    Submit Application

    Submit your completed application along with all the required documents to the Hong Kong Immigration Department. Ensure that you meet the submission deadlines and follow the specified application procedures.

    Attend Interviews or Examinations

    If required, attend any interviews or examinations scheduled by the Immigration Department as part of the application process.

    Cooperate with the Immigration Department

    Respond promptly to any requests for additional information or clarification from the Immigration Department. Cooperate fully throughout the application process to facilitate a smooth review.

    Await Application Outcome

    After submitting your application, patiently await the decision of the Immigration Department. Processing times may vary, and the department will notify you of the outcome in due course.

    Indian Citizens' Hong Kong Immigration Visa Fees

    When applying for a visa to Hong Kong, Indian citizens are required to pay the visa application fee as determined by the Hong Kong Immigration Department.

    The Hong Kong Immigration Visa Fees for Indian citizens are approximately HKD 1826.61, which is equivalent to approximately INR 19,141.56.

    This fee is applicable for the visa application process and is subject to change.

    Why choose Indievisa for Hong Kong Immigration?

    Expertise and Experience

    Our team of immigration experts possesses extensive knowledge and experience in Hong Kong immigration laws, policies, and procedures. We stay updated with the latest developments, ensuring that our clients receive accurate and reliable advice.

    Tailored Solutions

    We understand that each client's immigration journey is unique. We take the time to assess your specific circumstances and goals, offering personalized solutions that align with your needs.

    Client-Centered Approach

    At Indievisa, we prioritize our clients' interests and strive for their satisfaction. We provide transparent communication, keeping you informed at every step of the process

    Success-Oriented Strategies

    Our goal is to maximize your chances of a successful immigration outcome. We carefully review your application, ensuring its accuracy and completeness. With our attention to detail and strategic approach, we strive to achieve positive results for our clients.

    Ethical and Transparent Practices

    At Indievisa, we adhere to the highest standards of professionalism, ethics, and transparency. We maintain strict confidentiality and handle your personal information with the utmost care.

    Comprehensive Support

    We provide end-to-end support throughout the immigration process. From initial consultations to post-arrival assistance, we are by your side every step of the way. Our team is dedicated to ensuring a smooth and stress-free experience for our clients.