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■§ A GENERAL GUIDE 
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SELECTION SCHEME 



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A GENERAL GLIDE TO THE BRITISH 
NATIONALITY SELECTION SCHEME 






Introduction 

Under the British Nationality (Hong Kong) Act 1990, the Governor can recommend to 
the Secretary of State up to 50 000 heads of households in Hong Kong to be registered 
as British citizens. This booklet explains how you can apply for British citizenship under 
this Act. 

If you are successful in your application as a principal beneficiary, your spouse and 
children under 18 (at the time of their application) can also apply for registration as 
British citizens. These applications will be granted as a matter of course unless the 
Governor or the Secretary of State has reason to believe that the applicants are not of 
good character, or if they have ceased to become eligible under the Act. 

Selection Mechanism 

The selection mechanism for choosing these 50 000 heads of households is set out in an 
Order in Council — The British Nationality (Hong Kong) f c -''™*jjn e - u rnv' Order 
1990- which has been approved by both Houses of Parliumj*^"Oiis Oro^^ikU be 
considered by the Privy Council in the second half of Nov< 
come into force on December 1, 1990. 



The Scheme 



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The scheme comprises 4 classes with places allocated alibi 
General Occupational Class (GOC) 36 ^Qf^rrVER^' 

Disciplined Services Class (DSC) CHtWW^F 

Sensitive Service Class (SSC) ' 6 30tJ 

Entrepreneurs Class (F-( I 



500 



Total 



50 000 




Most applications will be made under the GOC. Members of the disciplined services 
should apply under the DSC. Candidates for places under the SSC and the EC will be 
invited to apply. However, candidates who think the) have a claim to consideration 
under these classes mav submit applications and state that the) wish to appl) under an) 
of these classes in section 1 of the application form (Form HNlHKil) The) mav give 
any special grounds for consideration in section 2~ o\' Form BN( I Ik. il 

I he scheme Will operate in more than one phase Most of the places will be distributed 
in the first phase, leaving ah. mt 1 J per cent o\' the overall total for allocation at a later 
stage. 

Who Can Apply 

You can appl) for registration as a British citizen if you are settled in Hong Kong 
ordinaril) resident without an) limitation on your stay) I WD you are EITHER 

(</) A British Dependent Icrniorics citizen iBDK I b) virtue ol a connection with 

Hong Kong OR 
(/>) \ British National (Overseas) (BN(O) I OR 

|( I \ British Overseas eiti/en (BOC) OR 
(,/) A British protected person (BPPl OR 



i«) A British subject (BS) 

( / ) Not a British national (e.g. holder of a Certificate of Identity) but ha\e applied 
for naturalisation or registration as a BDTC in Hong Kong before July 26. 1990. 
However, your application will be rejected if your application for naturalisation 
or registration proves to be unsuccessful. 

AND 

To apply under the General Occupational Class or the Disciplined Services Class, you 
are or have been engaged in one of the occupations included in the General 
Occupational Class, or are a member of one of the disciplined services listed below. 

Possession of Citizenship of a Third Country 

If you already hold the citizenship which gives you a right of abode in a country or 
territory outside Hong Kong or the People's Republic of China, you will have 200 
points deducted from your total score under the points system. No points will be 
deducted if you have acquired temporary or permanent residency in another country, 
but not its citizenship. 

Registration of Family Members 

If your application is successful, your spouse and children (under the age of 18 at the 
time of their application) will be eligible for registration as British citizens regardless of 
whether they are settled in Hong Kong or of their nationality. But if you marry after 
you have ceased to be settled in Hong Kong, or if you marry after June 30, 1997, your 
spouse will not be eligible for registration under this Act. It is important that 
applications for spouse and children to be registered should be made before such cut-off 
date before June 30, 1997 as the Governor may specify. 

All children born to you (i.e. legitimate children of a male or female principal 
beneficiary and illegitimate children of a female principal beneficiary) after you 
have registered as a British citizen, including those born after June 30, 1997, will 
automatically become British citizens by descent in accordance with the provisions of 
the British Nationality Act 1981. 

How To Apply 

You can get an application form (Form BN(HK)l), together with a detailed guidance 
note to help you fill in the form, from any District Office, Immigration Office. Post Office 
or the Government Publications Sales Centre from December 1, 1990. Further details 
will be announced later. 

The application form (Form BN(HK)l) includes sections in which you can apply for 
your spouse and children to be registered as British citizens. Fill in these sections if you 
want their applications to be considered together with your own. If you wish, you can 
submit separate applications for your spouse and children after your own application 
has been successful, but you should note that a separate application can only be made in 
respect of a child who is still under the age of 18 at the date of that application. These 
should be submitted through Form BN(HK)2 for your spouse and Form BN(HK)3 for 
each of your children. Forms BN(HK)2 and BN(HK)3 will be available at a later stage. 
These separate applications, however, must be submitted before a date to be specified by 
the Governor to enable them to be processed before June 30, 1997. 

Your completed application form must be returned by personal delivery or sent by 
registered mail to the British Nationality Division, Immigration Department. 7 
Gloucester Road, Wanchai by February 28, 1991. 



Since your initial score will be based on details provided in your application form, you 
should ensure that full and accurate information is given. You should complete all parts of 
the application form which apply to you irrespective of the class under which you are 
applying. You should enclose photocopies of supporting documents where necessary. 

You should only submit one application. 

Reference Manuals 

When you complete your application form, you have to fill in various computer codes 
relating to your occupation, general education qualifications, professional and further 
qualifications, and different types of voluntary or community service. A total of 9 
manuals will be published to cover the 7 broad areas of work included in the General 
Occupational Class, Approved Occupations, and the Disciplined Services Class 
respectively. These manuals are: 

Manual No. 1 

Business and Management which covers the following 3 occupational groups: 
OG 1 : Managers and administrators 
OG2: Business professionals 
OG3: Business and administration associate professionals 

Manual No. 2 
Accounting which covers the following 2 occupational groups: 
OG4: Accountants and auditors 
OG5: Accounting associate professionals 

Manned No. 3 
Engineering which covers the following 3 occupational groups: 
OG6: Engineers and related professionals 
OG7: Architects, planners and surveyors 
OG8: Engineering associate professionals 

Manual Xo. 4 
Information Services which unci's the following 2 occupational groups. 
OG9: Information science professionals 
OG10: News editors and journalists 

Manual No. 5 

Medical and Science which covers the following 5 occupational groups 
OGII: Medical doctors 
OGI2: Physical & life science professionals 
< )( 1 1 3: Nurses and midwives 

OGI4: Other medical professionals 
( )( rl.v Health associate professionals 

.Manual So, 6 

I aw which covers the following 2 occupational groups 
0O16: I egal professionals 
OG17: I egal associate professionals 

Manual Xo. 

Education winch covers the following 3 occupational groups 
OG18: I caching professionals (post-secondar) i 
OG19: Educational administrators 
OG20: Other teaching personnel 



Manual No. 8 
Approved Occupations which covers a number of occupations outside the 20 
occupational groups which the Governor considers necessary or desirable for the 
continued successful administration of Hong Kong. Details of these occupations will 
be announced shortly. 

Manual No. 9 

Disciplined Services Class which covers disciplined staff from the following 
8 organisations: 

Correctional Services Department 

Customs and Excise Department 

Fire Services Department 

Immigration Department 

Operations Department of the Independent Commission Against Corruption 

Royal Hong Kong Auxiliary Air Force 

Royal Hong Kong Police Force 

The Garrison. 

Each manual will include a general introduction and 4 chapters: 

( 1 ) The OCCUPATIONS CHAPTER which gives detailed job descriptions of various 
occupations covered by the manual. 

(2) The GENERAL EDUCATION CHAPTER which ranks various general 
education qualifications. 

(3) The PROFESSIONAL OR VOCATIONAL QUALIFICATIONS and 
FURTHER QUALIFICATIONS CHAPTER which gives details of various 
academic, vocational, and professional qualifications at different levels relevant to 
the occupational groups covered by the manual and which may be accepted for 
point-scoring purposes. 

(4) A MISCELLANEOUS CHAPTER which includes the following: 

(a) Qualifications deemed to be equivalent to a pass level in English Language in 

the Hong Kong Certificate of Education Examination (Syllabus A) for 

awarding points under the proficiency in English head. 
(/>) Description of a British undertaking for the purpose of awarding points under 

UK connections, and a list of designated services under the British Nationality 

Act 1981. 

(c) A list of approved public bodies for awarding public or community service 
points. 

(d) A list of approved auxiliary services for awarding public or community service 
points. 

(e) A list of approved occupation-related awards for awarding points under the 
special circumstances head. 

(/) A list of approved gallantry awards for awarding points under the special 

circumstances head. 
(g) A list of approved voluntary agencies for awarding points under the special 

circumstances head. 

Each item has a corresponding computer code which you must put in your 
application form. More detailed instructions for .finding these codes will be given at the 
beginning of each chapter of the manual. 



These manuals will be available at all District Offices. Immigration Offices. Posl 
Offices, and public libraries from December 1, 1990 for your reference. If you prefer, 
you can also buy a copy of the manual relating to your occupation for your own 
reference. They will be available for sale from the Government Publications Sales Centre 
in Connaught Place, about 30 District Offices which have sales facilities, and a number 
of commercial outlets from December 1, 1990. Details of these outlets will be announced 
later. The price of each manual is $20. You do not have to buy all V manuals. In most 
cases, all you need to help you fill in your application form is the one which covers your 
occupation. If you have any difficulty in filling in your application form, you can get 
advice from any District Office or Immigration Office. 

Consultants 

There should not be any need for you to hire immigration consultants or law vers to help 
you fill in your application form. All information on application procedures, number of 
places available in different occupational groups, computer codes etc is freelv and 
equally available to all. 

Fees 

You have to pay $200 to cover the costs for processing your application. This should be 
paid in cheque, bank draft, or cashier order (payable to "Hong Kong Government**) 
and sent in together with your application form. 

Since this fee is for covering processing costs, it is not refundable. You will not get a 
refund, even if your application is unsuccessful. 

If your application appears to be successful and before the Governor recommends 
you for registration, you will be asked to confirm that you still wish to be registered as a 
British citizen and to pay the registration fee of $1,800. If you so confirm, pa) the fee. 
and if your application is eventually successful, you will he issued with a registration 
certificate. Your registration fee will be refunded if your application is not successful. 
After you have collected the registration certificate, you can apply for a British passport 
immediately. 

Confidentiality 

All information contained in your application form will be treated in strict confidence 
Your identity will not be revealed regardless o\' whether your application is successful or 
not 

Under the British Nationality (Miscellaneous Provisions) (Amendment) Ordinance, 
any person who. without authorisation, discloses any information on an application 
which has come into his possession as a result o\ his carrying out his official duties, 
commits an offence which carries a maximum line ol $50,000 and imprisonment ' 

months. 

Penal t\ 

It is an offence under the British Nationality, (Miscellaneous Provisions) t Amendment) 
Ordinance to provide false information intentional!) in your application form 
Offenders are liable to a maximum fine o\ $15,000 and to imprisonment for 3 months 
Moreover \ou may be deprived of British citizenship acquired under this scheme if the 
Secretary ol State is satisfied that yout registration was obtained b) fraud, false 
representation Ol the concealment of an) material fact 

It is an offence under the Prevention >>i Briber) Ordinance to offer ,\n advantag 
an) public officer dealing with your application Offenders are liable to a fu\ 
$100,000 and to imprisonment lor 1 yeat 



Safeguards 

Safeguards have been incorporated into the procedures for processing applications to 
minimise the risk of corrupt or other illegal practices. The Independent Commission 
Against Corruption has been closely involved in the design of all procedures and will be 
closely involved in its implementation. 

Steering Committee 

In making his recommendations for people to be registered for British citizenship, the 
Governor will be advised by a Steering Committee chaired by the Chief Secretary. 
Members of the Committee will include the Commissioner of the ICAC. a number of 
senior Government officials, and other independent representatives of the community. 

General Occupational Class 

More than 70 per cent of the available places come under the GOC, which covers people 
from a wide range of occupations which have an important role to play in maintaining 
the prosperity and successful administration of Hong Kong. Both civil servants and 
people in the private sector can apply under the GOC. 

Occupations covered by the GOC are grouped under 20 occupational groups. The 
number of places to be allocated to each occupational group will be worked out 
according to the estimated number of people working in each group and their estimated 
emigration rate over the past three years. 

The number of places to be allocated to each occupational group in the first phase 
will be announced later, after a direction about the total number of places to be included 
in the first phase has been made by the Secretary of State. 

A list of occupations covered by the 20 occupational groups included in the GOC is at 
Annex A. Alongside some of the occupations listed are a number of alternative titles, 
specializations, and related occupations. The list is not exhaustive, but it illustrates what 
occupations are included in the GOC. Further details will be available from the 
reference manuals. 

When completing your application form, it is essential that you fill in your correct 
occupation. Detailed job descriptions of all the occupations listed in Annex A will be 
given in the reference manuals. Study these descriptions carefully and choose the 
occupation which most accurately reflects the duties you actually perform. If you put 
down a wrong occupation which is not reflected by your duties, the Immigration 
Department will write to you and ask you to amend it. They are not in a position to 
advise you on what your actual occupation is. You have to make that judgement yourself. If 
you still make an inaccurate entry, your application will be processed in the 
occupational group of your choice, but it is unlikely that your application will be 
competitive against those from applicants who genuinely belong to that occupational 
group. 

Approved Occupations 

In addition to the 20 occupational groups, there is an Approved Occupations category 
within the GOC with an allocation of 500 places for people with technical skills or 
professional qualifications which the Governor considers necessary or desirable for the 
continued successful administration of Hong Kong. Details of these occupations and the 
number of places to be allocated to each of them in the first phase will be announced 
later. 

The Points System (for GOC) 

The points system to assess applications under the General Occupational Class is as 
follows: 



( 'riteria 

(A) Age 

(B) Experience 

(C) Education and Training 

(D) Special Circumstances 

(E) Proficiency in the English language 

(F) Connections with the United Kingdom 

(G) Public or community service 



Total 



Maximum Points 
20(1 
150 
150 
150 

50 

50 

50 

800 



(A) Age 

Those aged between 30 and 41 on December 1. 1990 will score the maximum Zoo 
points. Points will decrease below the age of 30, and above the age of 41. and those 
aged over 51 will incur negative points up to a maximum of 200 negative points for 
those aged 61 and above. Points will be scored on a pro-rata basis down to the 
nearest complete month. 

The following is a table showing points scored for different ages: 



Age 


Points 


20 or below 





21 


20 


22 


40 


23 


60 


24 


80 


25 


100 


26 


120 


27 


140 


28 


160 


29 


180 


30 to 41 


200 



Age 

42 

43 
44 
45 
46 
47 
48 
49 
50 
51 



Points 

180 

160 

140 

120 

100 

80 

60 

40 

20 





Age 



Points 



52 


-20 


53 


4(1 


54 


-60 


55 


-80 


56 


-100 


57 


-120 


58 


-140 


59 


-160 


60 


- 


61 and above 


-200 



(B) Experience 

Applicants will score 10 points for each year of relevant working experience in the 
approved occupation or within the specified occupational group into which the 
specified occupation falls, up to a maximum of 15 years. Relevant experience of less 
than 1 year will score points on a pro-rata basis down to the nearest complete 
month. 

For applicants under the Managers and Administrators occupational group. 
points scored for experience shall be determined b> reference to the applicants 
average earnings declared lor tax purposes OV« such recent period as the GovemOl 
ma\ determine in the circumstances of the applicant's case 1 arnings include 
salaries, bonuses, commissions, dividends and profits from a compan) active!) 

managed b\ the applicant 

(nil servants applying under this occupational group will not be covered b) the 
average earnings points grid I he\ will compete with each Other undei a separate 
quota worked out according to their group si/e in the context of the overall 

managers and administrators occupational group 

The following is an earnings grid for calculating experience points for the 
managers .\n<.\ administrators occupational group 



Average earnings 




1 in Hong Kong dollars ) 


Under 200.000 




200.000 


224.999 


225,000 - 


249,999 


250.000 


299,999 


300.000 


349,999 


350,000 


399,999 


400,000 - 


599,999 


600,000 - 


- 999,999 


1,000,000 


1,999,999 



Points for each 

war's experience 

1 

2 
3 
4 
5 
6 
7 
8 
9 
2,000,000 or above 10 

(C) Education and Training 

A maximum of 150 points can be awarded under Education and Training. They are 
divided into 3 tiers — General Education, Professional or Vocational Qualifications 
and Further Qualifications — each tier scoring a maximum of 50 points. The 
following is an indicative scale for illustrative purposes. 

(a) General Education 

Educational level Points 

Primary 6 5 

Secondary 3 10 

Secondary 5 20 

Secondary 6 25 

Secondary 7 30 

Post-secondary qualifications other than a degree 40 

(e.g. diploma, certificate, higher diploma) 

Degree 50 

(b) Professional or Vocational Qualifications 

You will score up to 50 points in respect of the basic academic, vocational and 
professional qualifications relevant to the occupational group under which you 
are applying. Points will be awarded to the highest level you have attained at 
the different stages of professional training or examination. For example, you 
may score 50 points if you have attained full professional status within a 
profession. Details will be published in the relevant manuals. 

(c) Further Qualifications 

Different points will be scored for higher or additional qualifications relevant 
to each occupational group. Details will be published in the relevant manuals. 

( D ) Special Circumstances 

A maximum of 150 points can be scored under this head. These points will be 
allocated by the Governor after taking into account the advice of the Steering 
Committee. Points scored under this head are broadly divided as follows: 

(a) Up to 75 points can be awarded to an applicant if there is an exceptionally 
high propensity to emigrate among those serving in the relevant occupation or 
among a particular group of persons serving in that occupation. 

(b) A maximum of 50 points can be used to adjust scores where the circumstances 
specific to an occupation merit adjusting the balance of points for age, 
experience or education and training. For example, if the prime age band for 
an occupation is significantly different from that used in the general marking 



scheme, extra points can be awarded to people in that occupation falling into 
the prime age band. Or if in the particular circumstances of an occupation it is 
considered that more weight should be given to experience or professional 
qualifications, points under this head can also be used to adjust that score. 
(c) A maximum of 50 points can be used to recognise exceptional merit and 
outstanding achievement under the following 3 categories. Applicants can 
score points under all 3 categories but the total cannot exceed the maximum of 
50 points, 
(i) Occupation-related achievements (maximum 30 points) 

Points can be scored for publicly recognised and prestigious awards, both 
local and international, won in connection with an applicant's occupa- 
tion. Candidates will score 10 points for each award received, up to a 
maximum of 30 points for 3 awards, 
(ii) Voluntary work (maximum 30 points) 

A maximum of 30 points can be scored for unpaid work with voluntarv 
agencies in the social welfare, medical and educational fields. 
Service as members of the board of directors or management committees 
of an approved agency which provides or supervises medical, educational 
or social welfare services to the public for a continuous period of not less 
than 3 years will score 6 points. Thereafter, each additional year of service 
will score 2 points. 

Service as volunteer helpers in support of medical, educational or social 
welfare services provided by such agencies for a continuous period of not 
less than 3 years will score 6 points, provided that such service amounts to 
an average of not less than 4 hours per month. Thereafter. 2 points will be 
awarded for each additional year of similar service. 
Service of less than 3 years will not score any points under this category. 
Applicants will be required to produce documentarv evidence to support 
their claims, 
(iii) Acts of Braverv (maximum 20 points) 

Awards that will score points under this categorj include the Queen's 
Commendation for Brave Conduct, the Good Citizen Award, and the 
Good Citizen of the Year Award etc. A sovereign award will score 20 
points while other awards will score 10 points each. 

A list of occupation-related achievements, approved voluntary agencies, and 
bravery awards, togethei with their corresponding computer codes, will be 
published in the reference manuals These lists arc not exhaustive, and others no! 
included will be considered on their individual merits 

( I ) Proficiency in the English language 

The standard of proficiency in 1 nglish is set at the pass level in English I anguage in 
the Hong Kong Certificate of Education Examination (Syllabus \i If you e.w\ 
produce documentarv evidence that you have attained tins standard Of An 
equivalent standard, you will score the maximum 50 points ll you k\o not have 
documentarv evidence bul considei yourself proficient in English, you will have to 
take an English language proficiency test with the Hong Kong Examinations 
Authority Onlj applicants who have reached the interview stage will be required to 
take this test You will be informed ol dates and othei details to take the test 

After you have taken the test the Hong Kong Examinations \uthont\ will send 
the result dueet to you, with a copj to the Immigration Department If you pass the 



test at level A, you will score the maximum 50 points. If you pass it at level B. you 
will score 25 points. If you attain any standard below level B, you will not be 
awarded any points. 

You will be charged a small fee by the Hong Kong Examinations Authority if you 
are required to take the test. 

(F) Connections with the United Kingdom 

A maximum of 50 points under this head can be awarded for any combination of 
the following: 

(a) Up to 35 points can be scored for employment with British firms, the Crown or 
designated service, i.e. service for the Hong Kong or UK Government, or 
service designated under the British Nationality Act 1981, e.g. British Council, 
British Tourist Authority etc. 

(i) Service will score points at the rate of 1 point for every 6 months, up to a 
maximum of 35 points in respect of an applicant employed by ;i British 
firm, by the Crown or in a designated service on December 1, 1990 
(including broken service in the past), 
(ii) Past service of 3 years or more will score 5 points in respect of an 
applicant who is no longer employed by a British firm, by the Crown or in 
a designated service on December 1, 1990. 
(iii) For civil servants who have left the service to join a public body or 
corporation as part of the government's efforts to privatise some services, 
past service as civil servants will attract points at the rate of 1 point for 
every 6 months, up to a maximum of 35 points. 
{b) Each of the following UK connections will be awarded 5 points, up to a 
maximum of 15 points: 
(i) Primary or secondary level education in the UK for 3 years or more by 

December 1, 1990. 
(ii) Further education (university, polytechnic etc.) in the UK for 2 years or 

more by December 1, 1990. 
(iii) Having on December 1, 1990 a close relative (spouse, child, parent, 
sibling, grandparent or parent-in-law) who is a British citizen or settled in 
the UK, or a child studying in the UK at primary, secondary or further 
education level. 
(iv) Investments or propertv in the UK valued at £100,000 or more on July 26, 
1990. 

(G) Public or community service 

A maximum of 50 points can be awarded for service, other than service arising 
from an official capacity, on a statutory or non-statutory board or committee 
approved by the Governor for the purposes of this scheme. A maximum of 50 
points can also be scored for service with an auxiliary service established by the 
Hong Kong Government. You can score points under both heads, provided that 
the total does not exceed 50 points. 

Public bodies 

Service on the Legislative Council or the Executive Council will score points at the 
rate of 4 points a year. Service on other public bodies will be awarded 2 points a 
year as members, and 4 points a year for each full year as chairman or holder of a 
comparable position. Points can be scored for service on up to 6 boards, and only 
service for the 10 years immediately before December 1, 1990 will be counted. 

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A full list of these public bodies will be published in the reference manuals. 

Auxiliary Service 

Active service with the following auxiliary services will score points at the rate of 2 
points per year: 

Royal Hong Kong Regiment (The Volunteers) 

Royal Hong Kong Auxiliary Air Force 

Royal Hong Kong Auxiliary Police Force 

Auxiliary Medical Services 

Civil Aid Services. 

Points can be scored for service with more than 1 organisation. However, no points 
will be awarded for service while on the reserve list. These points will not be 
pro-rated to the nearest month. 

Procedure 

Applications must be submitted by registered mail or personal delivery to the British 
Nationality Division. Immigration Department, 7 Gloucester Road, Wanchai. b\ 
February 28. 1991. 

The application forms are then examined by Immigration Officers, and points 
awarded for the different criteria. Information on all applicants will be entered into a 
specially designed computer system which will produce an initial profile showing the 
applicants in order of points scored, for each occupational group. These lists, which will 
contain no names, will be examined by the Steering Committee which will recommend 
for each occupational group and any of its individual occupations the criteria for which 
special circumstances points may be awarded. 

A revised ranking of applicants will then be produced, and if necessar>. the piwe^ 
will be repeated. In the light of the number of places available within the group, the 
Immigration Department will produce a list of candidates who have scored enough 
points to bring them within the quota for each occupational group. 

These candidates will be interviewed by Immigration Officers to verifj the information 
provided in their application forms. Checks will also be made to see \\ heiher there is am 
reason to believe that the candidate is not of good character. 

On satisfactory completion of these checks, details of the qualified candidates are put 
forward by the Steering Committee to the Governor who. if satisfied, will recommend 
them to the Secretary of State for registration as British citizens. 

Where a candidate fails to satisfy these checks or fails to confirm his eligibilit) for 
registration, the next candidate in the order o\~ points ranking will be interviewed and 
checked. If successful, he or she will be recommended for registration. 

All candidates will be informed of the results of their applications indi\ iduall) 

Disciplined Sen ices (lass 

The DSC provides 7 000 places tor disciplined or uniformed members of the disciplined 
services. It is not open to application from people in the private sector. 

1 he section covers disciplined stall' <^f the (. !oi rectional Sen ices Department. Customs 

and Excise Department, Fire Services Department. Immigration Department, the 
Operations Department of the Independent Commission Against Corruption, Royal 

Hong Kong \u\iliai\ \:i 1 orce, Royal Hong Kong Police \ oice and locall) enlisted 
personnel of the ( iariison 

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Places will be allocated to each service in proportion to their strength, with an 
anticipated success rate of approximately 1 in 7 for each service. 

The DSC will operate on a points system similar to that used for the GOC. The 
weighting to be given to certain criteria might be modified by means of awarding special 
circumstances points, on the advice of the Steering Committee and with the approval of 
the Governor, to take account of the need of different services. 

Members of different services can obtain further details on their respective schemes 
from their own management. More details will also be published in the DSC Manual. 

Procedure 

Applications must be submitted by registered mail or personal delivery to the British 
Nationality Division, Immigration Department, 7 Gloucester Road, Wanchai, by 
February 28, 1991. A list of applicants for each service is then compiled in alphabetical 
order without showing the provisional points scored. 

These lists will be sent back to the heads of various services who will provide 
additional information on the applicants' performance appraisal records, com- 
mendations etc. for computing special circumstances points. They are then returned to 
the Immigration Department and anonymous lists in the order of points scored are 
produced for consideration by the Steering Committee. After any further necessary 
adjustment, a list of candidates who have scored enough points to come within the 
quota for the relevant department or service will be produced. Thereafter, procedures 
will be the same as that for the GOC. 

The normal good character requirements and arrangement for confirmation of 
continued eligibility will apply. Candidates will be informed of the results of their 
applications individually. 

Sensitive Service Class 

The SSC covers 6 300 people whom the Governor may recommend in view of their 
service in the interests of the Crown, whether in the private or public sector, or their 
activities of a sensitive nature. 

Many of the individuals concerned have already been identified by virtue of their 
position and area of work and will be invited to submit applications to the Immigration 
Department. Certain other people might qualify for inclusion in this section on the basis 
of information coming to the notice of the Governor in other ways. People who feel they 
have a claim to consideration under this class may submit applications and state that 
they wish to apply under this class in section 1 of Form BN(HK)1. They may give their 
grounds for special consideration in their application forms. 

Once the information in the applications has been verified. Immigration Officers will 
scrutinise the applications and, if all is in order, the names will be submitted to the 
Steering Committee and then to the Governor who, if satisfied, will recommend them 
for registration. The usual good character requirements and arrangement for 
confirmation of continued eligibility will apply. 

Candidates invited to apply under this section will be bound by the deadline specified 
in the invitation. They will be informed of the results of their applications individually. 

Entrepreneurs Class 

The EC offers up to 500 places for well known and respected entrepreneurs who are 
responsible for large-scale investment and employment in Hong Kong and whose 
departure could undermine confidence in Hong Kong. 

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Suitable candidates will be invited to apph under this section. Others who wish to be 
considered in this category can so indicate in section 1 of Form BNiHKil. Other 
candidates might be identified from information set out in their application forms when 
they apply under the Managers and Administrators occupational group. 

The Steering Committee will evaluate the applications and submit a report on each to 
the Governor, who will decide whether to recommend the person for registration. In 
making his recommendations, the Governor will have regard to the scale and nature of 
the business undertaking for which he is responsible and whether his departure would 
undermine confidence in Hong Kong. The normal good character requirements and 
arrangements for confirmation of continued eligibility will apply. 

Candidates invited to apply under this section will be bound by the deadline specified 
in the invitation. They will be informed of the results of their applications individually. 



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Annex A 



Occupational Croup I: Managers and Administrators 



Occupation 
Accounting manager 
Administration manager 

Advertising manager 

Airport manager [government] 

Art director 

Conference manager (shipping) 

Construction manager 

Creative director 

Customer services manager 

Data processing manager 



Departmental manager of financial 
institution 



Directorate staff member (statutory 
body or voluntary agency) 

Documentation manager (shipping) 

Finance manager 

Freight manager 
General manager 

Human resource manager 



Alternative Title Specialization 
Related Occupation 



Administrator 
Operation manager 

Media director 
Media manager 

Desisn director 



Import and export manager 



Computer manager 
Computing services manager 
Operation manager 
System development manager 

Bills manager 

Cash control manager 

Credit card services manager 

Credit manager 

Deposit control manager 

Foreign exchange manager 

Loan manager 



Finance director 
Treasurer 



Chief executive 
Company director 
Managing director 

Industrial relations manager 
Manpower development manager 
Manpower manager 
Personnel manager 
Staff development manager 
Training manager 

Shipping manager 



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Occupation 

Laundry manager 

Line manager (liner service) 

Manager of branch area office of 
enterprise 

Manager of hotel catering services 



Marketing and sales manager 



Alternative Title Specialization 
Related Occupation 



Physical distribution manager 

Politician 

Production manager 

Property manager 

Public relations manager 

Quality control manager 

Research and development manager 

Reservation manager 
Service manager (automobile) 

Ship repairs manager 

Small business manager (agriculture and 
fisher) ) 

Small business manager (business 

services) 

Small business manager (construction 
firm) 

Small business manager 
(lodging catering recreation services) 

Small business manager (manufacturing) 

Small business managei (personal care 
services) 



Banquet manager 

Bar manager 

Food and beverage manager 

Front office manager 

Room sen ice manager 

Account manager 
Advertisement sales manager 
Business development manager 
Market research manager 
Marketing administration manager 
Marketing manager 
Merchandising manager 
Product manager 
Sales manager 
Service manager (insurance) 

Traffic manager 
Transportation manager 

Councillor 

Factory manager 

Estate managei 

Publicity manager 

Quality assurance manager 

Planning and development manager 
Product development manager 



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Occupation 

Small business manager (repairs and 
related services) 

Small business manager (transport 
services) 

Small business manager (wholesale and 
retail trades) 

Supply and distribution manager 



Terminal manager 
Trade officer [government] 
Warehouse manager 
Others 



Alternative Title Specialization 
Related Occupation 



Procurement manager 
Purchasing manager 
Supply manager 



Occupational Group 2: Business Professionals 

Occupation 

Advertising consultant 
Appointment consultant 
Claims manager 
Credit officer 
Economist 
Finance dealer 

Financial controller 
Insurance consultant 
Intellectual property practitioner 

Investment consultant 

Investment manager 

Management consultant 
Market researcher 
Marketing executive 
Public relations consultant 



Alternative Title I Specialization 
Related Occupation 

Advertising researcher 



Foreign exchange dealer 
Securities dealer 



Patents agent 
Trade marks agent 

Investment analyst 
Investment officer 
Trust officer 

Fund administrator 
Securities manager 
Trust manager 



Business analyst 



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Occupation 
Purchasing officer 
Underwriting manager 
Others 



Alternative Title Specialization 
Related Occupation 



Occupational Group 3: Business and Administration Associate Professionals 



Occupation 

Administration supervisor 
Advertising officer 



Amenities officer [government] 

Auctioneer 

Business development officer 



Business services agent 
( 'hums supervisor 
Commercial artist 



Company secretary 

Controller o\' posts [government] 

( !os1 estimator 

Co-ordinator 

( Ireative group head 

( Iredil analyst 



Alternative Title Specialization 
Related Occupation 

Operation administrative officer 

Advertising executive 
Advertising supervisor 
Media buyer 
Media planner 



Account executive 

Brand executive 

Business promotion officer 

Marketing supervisor 

Merchandiser 

Sales executive 

Services supervisor (insurance) 



Loss adjuster 

Design assistant 
Graphic artist 
( rraphic designer 
Graphic officer 
Illustrator 

Page make-up artist 

Visualizer 

( orporate secretary 
utive secretary 



Printers' estimator (printing) 
Sample co-ordinator 



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Occupation 

Customer services officer 

Estate agent 

Executive chef 

Executive housekeeper 

Financial supervisor 

Food and beverage cost controller 

fnspector (insurance) 

Insurance broker and agent 

Labour contractor 

Labour inspector [government] 

Manager, cultural services [government] 

Market research assistant 

Methods research assistant 

Personnel officer 

Product designer 



Programme research assistant 
Public relations officer 

Purchasing supervisor 

Real estate supervisor 

Recreation and sport officer 
[government] 

Rent officer [government] 

Sales representative 



Alternative Title Specialization 
Related Occupation 



Real estate agent 



Surveyor (insurance) 
Life underwriter 
Employment agent 



Personnel supervisor 
Training officer 

Fashion designer 
Jewellery designer 
Packaging designer 
Pattern designer 
Printing designer (textiles) 



Guest relations officer 
Press officer 

Buyer 

Procurement officer 



Advertisement sales representative 

Broker 

Commercial sales representative 

Insurance representative 

Technical sales representative 



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Occupation 

Shipping supervisor 

Site agent 

Supervisor in financial institution 



Trade controls officer [government] 

Travel agent 

Underwriting supervisor 

Valuer 

Others 



Alternative Title Specialization 
Related Occupation 



Bills supervisor 

Cash account supervisor 

Credit card services supervisor 

Credit supervisor 

Deposit account supervisor 

Foreign exchange back-up supervisor 

Foreign exchange superv isor 

Investment supervisor 

Loan supervisor 

Settlement supervisor 

Trade and credit information supervisor 



Travel organiser 
Reinsurance supervisor 
Appraiser 



Occupational Group 4: Accountants and Auditors 

Occupation 

Accountant 



Alternative Title Specialization 
Related Occupation 



Assessor [government] 
Auditor 



Internal auditor 
Internal inspector 



Occupational Group 5: Accounting Associate Professionals 



Occupation 

Accounting supervisor 



Audit supervisor 
Bookkeeper 

Others 



Alternative Title Specialization 
Related Occupation 

Accounting officer 
Accounts payable supervisor 
Accounts receivable supervisor 
Accounts supers isoi 

Internal audit officer 



Occupational Group 6: Engineers and Related Professionals 



Occupation 

Aircraft pilot 
Building services engineer 
Chemical engineer 
Civil engineer 



Control and instrumentation engineer 

Electrical engineer 

Electronics engineer 

Environmental engineer 

Industrial engineer 

Maintenance engineer 

Marine engineer 

Marine officer [government] 

Material engineer 



Mechanical engineer 



Mining engineer 

Naval architect 

Operations officer [government] 

Product design engineer 

Production engineer 

Project engineer 

Quality control engineer 

Research and development engineer 

Shipping safety officer [government] 

Telecommunications engineer 

Tooling engineer 
Others 



Alternative Title Specialization 
Related Occupation 



Geotechnical engineer 
Highway engineer 
Structural engineer 
Traffic engineer 
Transport engineer 



Electrical power engineer 
Computer engineer 



Aircraft maintenance engineer 



Metallurgical engineer 
Metallurgist 

Aeronautical engineer 
Air-conditioning engineer 
Automotive engineer 
Lift engineer 
Nuclear power engineer 
Plant engineer 
Refrigeration engineer 



Quality assurance engineer 



Line telecommunication engineer 
Radio telecommunication engineer 



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Occupational Group 7: Architects, Planners and Surveyors 



Occupation 
Architect 
Building surveyor 
Cartographer 
Estate surveyor 
Land surveyor 
Landscape architect 
Quantity surveyor 
Town planner 
Traffic planner 
Others 



Alternative 7 itlc Specialization 
Related Occupation 



Maintenance surveyor 
Valuation surveyor 



Transport planner 



Occupational Group 8: Engineering Associate Professionals 



Occupation 

Air traffic control officer [government] 
Building services engineering technician 
Chemical engineering technician 
Civil engineering technician 

Clerk of works 

Draughtsman 



I lectrical engineering technician 

Electronics engineering technician 
Estate surveying technician 
Explosives officei [government] 

I light technician 

Image recording equipmenl controllei 



Alternative Title Specialization 
Related Occupation 



( reotechnical engineering technician 
Structural engineering technician 

I oreman (architect's engineer's) 
Inspector (architect's engineer's] 

Architectural designer 
I lectncal draughtsman 
Engineering draughtsman 
Ship draughtsman 
Technical draughtsman 

Electrical instrument and meter 
technician 

1 elevision technician 

Valuation surveying technician 



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Occupation 

Industrial engineering technician 

Interior designer 

Knitwear technician 



Land surveying technician 
Maintenance technician 
Mechanical engineering technician 



Metallurgical technician 

Mining technician 

Office equipment service technician 

Optical technician 

Product development technician 

Production engineering technician 
Production planner 

Quality control technician 



Quantity surveying technician 

Safety inspector 

Safety officer 

Ship inspector [government] 

Ship pilot 

Ship repairs superintendent 

Ships' deck officer 

Ships' engineer 



Alternative Title Specialization 
Related Occupation 



Decorator (interior design) 
Interior design technician 

Computer-assisted design (knitwear 

design) technician 
Computer-assisted manufacture 

(knitwear design) technician 



Aeronautical engineering technician 
Air-conditioning technician 
Automotive engineering technician 
Refrigeration technician 
Tooling technician 



Packaging development technician 
Textile pattern design technician 



Production co-ordinator 
Production department supervisor 

Quality assurance supervisor 
Quality assurance technician 
Quality control supervisor 
Quality controller 



Safety supervisor 



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Occupation 

Ships' master 

Sound recording equipment controller 

Telecommunications equipment 
controller 

Telecommunications technician 

Tool and mould designer 

Town planning sur\ eying technician 

Traffic planning technician 

Waterworks inspector [government] 

Others 



Alternative Title Specialization 
Related Occupation 



Broadcasting equipment controller 
Radio officer 

Line telecommunication technician 
Radio telecommunication technician 



Occupational Group 9: Information Science Professionals 



Occupation 

Actuar\ 

A n a 1 v st programmer 



Mathematician 

Operations research analyst 

Statistician 

Others 



Alternative Title Specialization 
Related Occupation 



Applications programmer 
Computer programmer 
Software engineer 
Systems analysl 
Systems designer 
Systems engineer 
Systems programmer 



Occupational (irnup 1(1: \i«s I diturs and Journalists 



Occupation 
Journalist 
News editoi 



Alternative Title Spet lahzalion 
Related Occupation 



News reporter 






Occupational Group 11: Medical Doctors 

Alternative Title Specialization 
Occupation Related Occupation 

Anaesthetist 

Cardiologist 

Dermatologist 

Forensic pathologist 

Gynaecologist 

Obstetrician 

Ophthalmologist 

Orthopaedist 

Otorhinolaryngologist 

Paediatrician 

Pathologist 

Physician General practitioner 

Psychiatrist 

Radiologist 

Surgeon 

Urologist 

Others 

Occupational Group 12: Physical and Life Science Professionals 

Alternative Title Specialization 
Occupation Related Occupation 

Agronomist 

Astronomer 

Bacteriologist 

Biochemist 

Biologist Botanist 

Zoologist 

Chemist 

Environmental scientist 

Geologist 

Geophysicist 

Hydrologist 

Meteorologist 

Pharmacologist 

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Alternative Title Specialization 
Occupation Related Occupation 

Physicist 

Veterinarian 

Others 

Occupational Group 13: Nurses and Midlives 

Alternative Title Specialization 
Occupation Related Occupation 

Midwife 

Nurse 

Occupational Croup 14: Other Medical Professionals (except Nurses and Midwives) 

Alternative Title Specialization 
Occupation Related Occupation 

Audiologist 

Clinical psychologist 

Dentist Oral pathologist 

Oral surgeon 

Dietitian Nutritionist 

Occupational hygienisi 

Pharmacist 

Speech pathologist Speech therapist 

Others 

Occupational Croup 15: Health Associate Professionals (except Nurses and Midwives) 

Alternative Title Specialization 
Occupation Related Oct upation 

Acupuncturist 

Audiolog) technician [government] 

( !hinese medicine practitioner I lerbalisl 

( niropodisl 

Chiropractor 

Denial surger) assistant 

Dental technician 

Dental therapist Dental hygienisi 

Oral therapist 



Occupation 

Health inspector [government] 

Hospital administrator 

Medical equipment controller 

Medical laboratory technician 

Mould laboratory technician 

Occupational therapist 

Optometrist 

Orthoptist 

Pharmaceutical assistant 

Physiotherapist 

Prosthetist 

Radiographer 

Others 



Alternative Title Specialization 
Related Occupation 



Ophthalmic optician 
Dispenser 



Occupational Group 16: Legal Professionals 

Occupation 

Barrister 

Crown counsel [government] 

Judicial officer as specified in the First 
Schedule of the Judicial Service 
Commission Ordinance 

Legal advisor 

Solicitor 

Others 



Alternative Title Specialization 
Related Occupation 



Company lawyer 



Occupational Group 17: Legal Associate Professionals 



Occupation 

Assistant registrar (Registrar General's 
Department) [government] 

Bailiff [government] 

Court prosecutor [government] 

Court reporter [government] 

Judicial clerk [government] 



Alternative Title Specialization 
Related Occupation 



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Occupation 
Legal assistant 



Alternative Title Specialization 
Related Occupation 

Conveyancing clerk 
Legal executive 
Legal officer 

Litigation clerk 



Registrar of trade unions [government] 
Tribunal officer [government] 
Others 

Occupational Group 18: Teaching Professionals (Post-secondary) 



Occupation 

Lecturer (local Polytechnic) 



Lecturer (local University) 



Lecturer (local approved Post-secondarv 
College) 

Lecturer (local statutory tertiary 
institution not elsewhere specified) 



Others 



Alternative Title Specialization 
Related Occupation 

Demonstrator 
Professor 
Reader 

Teaching assistant 
Tutor 

Demonstrator 
Professor 
Reader 

Teaching assistant 
Tutor 



Demonstrator 
Professor 
Reader 

leaching assistant 
Tutor 



Occupational Croup 19: Educational Administrators 



Occupation 

Educational administrator (institutions 

or organisations not elsewhere 
specified) 

Educational administratoi 
(post-secondar) institutions) 

Principal (secondar) school) 

Principal (spcei.il school) 

School inspector 

Others 



ilternativi I itle Spt cialization 

Related Occupation 

liaming centre manager 






Occupational Group 20: Other Teaching Personnel 



Occupation 

Education assistant [government] 
Education methods specialist 
Lecturer (College of Education) 

Lecturer (Technical Institute) 

Lecturer (post-secondary schools not 
elsewhere specified) 

Physical education instructor 

Pre-primary school principal 

Pre-primary school teacher 

Primary school principal 

Primary school teacher 

Secondary school teacher 

Skills teacher 

Teacher (special school or special 
education service centre) 

Technical instructor 

Training officer (vocational training 
centre) 

Others 



Alternative Title Specialization 
Related Occupation 



Educational technologist 

Lecturer (Institute of Language in 
Education) 



Demonstrator 
Tutor 



Certificated master mistress 

Certificated master/mistress 

Certificated master/mistress 
Graduate master 

Craft instructor 
Craft teacher 



Workshop instructor 

Instructor (vocational training centre) 



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