The Quality Migration Admission scheme in Hong Kong, also known as QMAS, is an example of a quota-based entrant scheme. To strengthen Hong Kong’s position as a viable economic competitor, this initiative seeks to entice people with exceptional abilities or skills to make the city their permanent home. Applicants are not required to have a job offer waiting for them when they arrive in the territory if they are successful.
All applicants must satisfy a set of prerequisites based on the points awarded on either of the two tests, namely the General Points Test and the Achievement-based Points Test. If applicants successfully obtain residency under the Quality Migration Admission Scheme, they can bring their spouse and unmarried dependent children under 18 to Hong Kong. However, successful applicants must be able to provide for their dependents using their financial resources rather than relying on public assistance in Hong Kong.