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Hongkong Immigration Point System

Applicants who meet all the prerequisites may choose to be assessed further either under the General Points  or Achievement-based Points Test. Each applicant may only submit one application and be assessed under one test at a time.

- General Points Test

- Prevailing Minimum Passing Mark

- Achievement-based Points Test

General Points Test

S/No. Factors Points
1 Age (Maximum 30 points)
18-39 30
40-44 20
45-50 15
51 or above 0
2 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
3 Work Experience (Maximum 55 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
4 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
5 Family Background (Maximum 20 points)
5.1 At least one immediate family member (married spouse, parents, siblings, children) is a Hong Kong permanent resident residing in Hong Kong 5
5.2 Accompanying married spouse is educated to the equivalent level of a degree or above 5
5.3 5 points for each accompanying unmarried dependent child under the age of 18, maximum 10 points 5 / 10
Maximum 195 Points

Prevailing Minimum Passing Mark

The prevailing minimum passing mark is 80.*

*A minimum passing mark is set under the General Points Test. Interested parties are advised to assess whether their credentials are adequate to meet the minimum passing mark before submitting an application. The minimum passing mark is subject to change from time to time without prior notice.

Achievement-based Points Test

The Scheme also caters for the entry of individuals with exceptional talent or skill who have outstanding achievements. They may choose to be assessed under a separate Achievement-based Points Test. Requirement under this test is very high. Those who are considered to have met one of the criteria under this test listed in the following paragraph will be awarded 195 points; otherwise, no point will be awarded. Applications which fail to score points under this test will be refused immediately. Points may be awarded under this test if: i. the applicant has received an award of exceptional achievement (e.g. Olympic medals, Nobel prize, national/international awards); or ii. the applicant can show that his/her work has been acknowledged by his/her peers or has contributed significantly to the development of his/her field (e.g. lifetime achievement award from industry).

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