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10 Must Have Resources for a Hong Kong Quality Migrant Admission Scheme Visa Application

December 15th, 2023

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Considering A Quality Migrant Admission Scheme Visa Application?

This post was originally published in 2012.

The guidance is still largely applicable in 2023 with the additional updates in regard to the Talent List and the 2023 Enhancement Measures.

Please refer what follows in light of these 2 major updates from the Immigration Department and you’ll be in good shape when preparing your QMAS application.

Quality Migrant Admission Scheme Visa Application – Meet the Jeckyll & Hyde of Hong Kong Immigration

The Quality Migrant Admission Scheme is the jeckyll and hyde visa programme of the Hong Kong Immigration Department.

At once, it is a tremendous addition to the various visa options available to intending foreign national residents of the HKSAR and is warmly welcomed.

However (truth be known) in the final analysis it is not much more than a lottery unless you happen to be a manifestly amazing talent (Nobel Laureate? Olympiad? Virtuoso?) or possess truly unique skills which the Selection Committee believes Hong Kong needs (Professional Ice Hockey Coach? Art Therapist? Emeritus Professor of Mathematics?).

It costs nothing to apply and only HKD230 if you’re accepted so why not give it a try?

Nothing to lose, right?

Quality Migrant Admission Scheme Visa Application – A 23% Chance of Success?

True – but  be ready for a 7~12 months application consideration processing time frame, no visibility of who you’re competing against, a great deal of paper shuffling and a marginal chance of approval (just 27% according to recent stats of the Hong Kong Immigration Department), especially if you’re not from the Mainland .

However, the resources which follow will help you to take stock of the QMAS challenge and provide you with some much needed assistance on your journey to a golden quality migrant ticket.

The 10 Resources You Need 

D-I-Y APPLICATION KIT – Everything you need, all in one place, to assist you make your application for a QMAS visa

TEMPLATES – Quality Migrant Admission Scheme covering representations and other supporting letters

MOVIE – 3 x case studies of successful applicants receiving Quality Migrant Admission Scheme approvals

PODCAST – Is there any specific type of talent the Immigration Department are looking for in a QMAS applicant?

MOVIE – Just how competitive is the QMAS programme and is it really worth making an application?

PODCAST – Realistically, what is the minimum number of points for a QMAS application?

PODCAST – Just how important are employment testimonials in a Quality Migrant Admission Scheme application?

PDF – Checklist of documentary requirements for a QMAS application

OPINION – What does the Visa Geeza think about the Quality Migrant Admission Scheme?

EXTENSION KIT – All the resources you will need to extend a QMAS visa (once approved!)

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The Hong Kong Visa Geeza (a.k.a Stephen Barnes) is a co-founder of the Hong Kong Visa Centre and author of the Hong Kong Visa Handbook. A law graduate of the London School of Economics, Stephen has been practicing Hong Kong immigration since 1993 and is widely acknowledged as the leading authority on business immigration matters here for the last 24 years.

  • Sandeep Kumar Mishra

    28 Jun 2016 pm30 6:42pm


    • The Visa Geeza

      30 Jun 2016 am30 8:04am

      At least HKD150,000

  • Vimal Francis

    2 Nov 2014 am30 1:12am

    i am working as chef .i have total 4 years and 5 months in both five star hotel and luxuary cruise ship i got 100 points in point test. is their any chance of visa approval

    • The Visa Geeza

      2 Nov 2014 am30 11:11am

      Sorry to say but I don’t venture opinions as to approvability under the QMAS programme as it is all a black box and honestly your guess is as good as mine!
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  • Vimal Francis

    2 Nov 2014 am30 1:07am

    hello sir
    i have applied qmas visa,last 16 th October i send all documents.can you please tell me how many months it will take complete my visa process. till now i haven’t got any application acknowledgement from them and please tell me how it works


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