In the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region of the People’s Republic an in China there is a point-based immigration system called the Quality Migrant Admission Scheme. This was being announced in February2006 and began accepting the applications from the month of June, 2006 and by May 2008 almost 500people had been affiliated as residents of Hong Kong under this special scheme.
This migration scheme includes several programs one of these is Hong Kong Quality Migrant Program for Jewelry professionals. This scheme was for the brilliant populace from various parts of the world to stay and start their employment in Hong Kong. The main utility of this program are the various conditions which helps an applicant to opt for a residence in Hong Kong without having any local employment which is generally required for a normal working visa.
There was not any great response for this program so the government had decided to loosen the criteria for getting the applications under the Jewelry Hong Kong Quality Migrant Program. The limits of applicants were raised and additional points would be awarded for even two years of working experience as opposed to the five years experience proposed earlier.
People who have achieved significant recognition in extracurricular field will get additional facility in this program. This program will be very beneficial for skilled jewelry designers and craftsmen or those who want to start jewelry shop or other service in Hong Kong. Applicants should be between capable to support and accommodate themselves and also their dependants, if any without depending on public assistance.
The lowest qualifying mark is 80 points under the first type general points test. The Government had waited for several months to issue the first visa under this scheme though not many people had applied in the early phase. In 2007, out of 582 people who had applied under this scheme, 322 got admission out of which 42 got through achievement based points and the rest through general criteria.
This program is meant for the talented jewelers and craftsmen from various parts of the world to settle and start their work in Hong Kong. The main utility of this program are the various conditions which helps an applicant to opt for a residence in Hong Kong without having any local employment which is generally required for a normal working visa.
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