• Applicable to Chinese residents of the Mainland of China applying for entry for residence in Hong Kong under the QMAS.
  • All applicants must satisfy all of the following prerequisites:
    • must be aged 18 or above when lodging the application
    • must be able to demonstrate that he/she is capable of supporting and accommodating himself/herself and his/her dependants, if any, on his/her own financial resources without relying on public assistance during his/her stay in Hong Kong.
    • should not have any criminal record or adverse immigration record in Hong Kong or elsewhere.
    • should be proficient in written and spoken Chinese (Putonghua or Cantonese) or English.
    • must have a good education background, normally a first degree from a recognized university or a tertiary educational institution. In special circumstances, good technical qualifications, proven professional abilities and/or experience and achievements supported by documentary evidence may be considered.

Please click here details on the Selection Mechanism.

Please click on the button under “Quick Links” for documents to be submitted online and to submit an online application.

  • Applicants who are allotted a quota in the selection exercise will be informed by writing. An applicant who is a resident in the Mainland of China must submit a letter of consent from his/her present working unit or relevant Mainland authorities where his/her records are kept, agreeing to release him/her to reside in Hong Kong.
  • A notification of the application result will be emailed, faxed or posted (if applicable) to applicant or his/her authorised representative by the Immigration Department (ImmD).

Please click here for enquiry of application status.

  • Fee
    • The fee for an entry permit is HKD$230.
  • Payment methods
    • Upon approval of the applications, the notification of the application result issued by the ImmD will include a webpage link for payment. Payment of relevant fees could be made through the said webpage link or the GovHK website or the ImmD Mobile Application by credit cards, Payment by Phone Service (PPS) or Faster Payment System (FPS).
  • After payment, applicants could instantly download or print the “e-Visa”.
  • Successful applicant who is a Chinese resident of the Mainland should apply for an Exit-entry Permit for Travelling to and from Hong Kong and Macao (EEP) and a relevant exit endorsement from the relevant Mainland authorities. The applicant holding an EEP bearing the relevant exit endorsement should also present the “e-Visa” issued to him/her for immigration arrival clearance.