On this Blog, I normally eschew talking about my professional practice, how we provide services and how our fees are structured.
Both this website and the Hong Kong Visa Handbook are ‘sell free’ zones.
These 2 websites are designed to provide you with professional quality visa and immigration resources so that you can make fully informed decisions about your Hong Kong immigration status during your time here.
No more. No less.
However, in today’s post I want to both address an issue in respect of the need for professional assistance in a Quality Migrant Admission Scheme application and also create a single source resource that I can point people to when they enquire of our services in respect of a QMAS application.
The overarching message is this:
You Probably Don’t Need to Professional Help in Your Hong Kong QMAS Application!
Not even us.
Firstly the Hong Kong Immigration Department have put out an excellent Guide to Making a QMAS Application.
Most Immigration Consultants in Hong Kong provide their services in the light of this Guide.
QMAS – Likelihood of Approval
As you may have learned from my blog posts, I am not a great fan of the QMAS programme.
Of all applications received, only 27% have ever been approved.
Out of this 27%, 77% go to Mainland Chinese and a further 10% go to Canadian, Australian and US nationals collectively.
In my view, it’s a lottery skewed towards Chinese nationals principally and those persons with outstanding personal accomplishments and traits under their belt.
Whilst the Selection Committee entertain all-comers, experience suggests that you to have something quite esoteric or remarkable about you as an applicant.
And waiting 7-12 months for the privilege of learning that your application has been refused, is not for the faint hearted.
That said, you have to be in it to win it and if you don’t apply, you will never know!