Immigrate to Australia from Hong Kong
Immigration to Australia from Hong Kong has grown at a yearly rate of 11.88%, making it one of the biggest migration routes for skilled human capital in the World. Over 300,000 Citizens of Hong Kong now call Australia their permanent home.
Reasons to Immigrate to Australia from Hong Kong
There are many reasons to Immigrate to Australia from Hong Kong including:
- Australia has one of the highest GDPs in the World
- Leading Healthcare
- Best in Class Education
- Thousands of Miles of Sandy Beaches
- A relaxed pace of life
- Sydney, Melbourne and Brisbane are ranked as some of the most liveable cities in the World
Here at Australia Made Simple we’ve helped advise many individuals and families on their move to Australia from Hong Kong.
Australian Immigration has a non-discrimination policy. This means that applicants from Hong Kong are treated fairly, and with the same respect as applicants from every other Country in the World.
How to Immigrate out of Hong Kong to Australia
There are a range of Australia Visas available to Citizens of Hong Kong moving to Australia, ranging from Employer Sponsored Visas through to the Skilled Migration subclass 189, 190 and 491 Visas.
Most applicants from Hong Kong to Australia are searching Australian Permanent Residency Visas
The 189 and 190 visa classes are available to Citizens of Hong Kong providing they meet certain strict requirements and score the requisite number of points. The minimum points score for applicants from Hong Kong is 65.
189 and 190 Visa Holders from Hong Kong enjoy the following benefits:
- Live and work in Australia
- Enter and leave the Country at will
- Access to Health Service (Medicare)
- Education for Children
- Full access to Financial Services
Can Citizens of Hong Kong Get an Australian Citizenship
189 and 190 visa holders from Hong Kong can convert their Permanent Residency visas to full Australian Citizenship.
The 491 visa is a Skilled Work Regional visa and has 14,000 places allocated per year. It is valid for five years can convert into full Permanent Residency status. The 491 is available to Citizens of Hong Kong who must be aged under 45 and hold a skills assessment.
Hong Kong (/ˌhɒŋˈkɒŋ/ (listen); Chinese: 香港, Hong Kong Cantonese: [hœ́ːŋ.kɔ̌ːŋ] (listen)), officially the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region of the People’s Republic of China (shortened as Hong Kong SAR), is a special administrative region on the eastern side of the Pearl River estuary in southern China. With over 7.4 million people of various nationalities[d] in a 1,104-square-kilometre (426 sq mi) territory, Hong Kong is one of the most densely populated places in the world.
Hong Kong became a colony of the British Empire after Qing China ceded Hong Kong Island at the end of the First Opium War in 1842. The colony expanded to the Kowloon Peninsula in 1860 after the Second Opium War, and was further extended when Britain obtained a 99-year lease of the New Territories in 1898. The territory was transferred to China in 1997. As a special administrative region, Hong Kong maintains separate governing and economic systems from that of mainland China under the principle of “one country, two systems”. Despite political union with the rest of China, the regional population overwhelmingly identifies as Hongkongers rather than Chinese.
How to Immigrate to Australia from Hong Kong
- Identify an Occupation in Demand
- Score at least 65 on the Australian Points list
- Secure a Positive Skills Assessment
- Take an English Test
- Lodge an Expression of Interest
- Receive an Invitation to Apply
- Lodge Formal Application
- Do Police Checks
- Complete Medical Checks
- Receive a PR Visa
Australia Made Simple has an enviable success rate helping Citizens from Hong Kong Immigrate to the land Down Under.
Timeframe to Immigrate to Australia from Hong Kong
We anticipate it will take around 12 months from start to finish for a successful application to immigrate to Australia from Hong Kong.
Author: Alex Mac, Senior Partner, Australia Made Simple
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