Everyone, thanks for 'all' your input.
PDLM: Yes, I am certain my "junior" status as a CAPM is less competitive in that respect however my experience speaks volumes. I have done more than just study for this piece of paper. I have seen the study materials as well as the questions/answers on the exams. This is a very generalized study but I understand the requirement for having this Masters Certification. Many of the PMP's I have met have never handled the scale of projects or the positions that I have held in my past 22 years of employment. However, I agree that the justification for a "work" visa for a CAPM versus a PMP is more difficult. When it is financially feasible I will return to ESI classes, finish my Project Management course studies, then go for my PMP.
**: Our first approach for my immigration was, in fact, through a government lobbyist whose attempts failed. Secondly, was our filling out all the HK Immigration forms, sitting with officers of the govt., etc. They said, we had a better chance of getting a "work" visa because of my expertise (career talents). But, of course, CAPM (Certified Associate Project Manager) is not the golden cup for being saught after first versus a PMP (Project Management Professional). My wife is looking for full-time work but because she has no formal education (college degree) her attempts hit shortcomings as well. However, we are not giving up this easily. I just thought you should know about our historical efforts in this matter.
My ongoing efforts have been through recruiters. I have one last attempt with a recruiter in Hong Kong. She called recently and stated that their contract discussions with my potential employer in Macau who is interested in interviewing me. I replied that as I do understand their contract issues and timeframe (many weeks to come); time is of the essense because of our financial situation hence my reason for going back to the U.S. for work. Hopefully, as I am typing this message to all of you, the recruiter is working diligently to get me hired before the contract is completed and they can work out her commission at a later time when the contract is signed, sealed and delivered. But I have been searching, researching, mingling, networking, calling, emailing, and so forth for too long to sit around waiting for a "maybe" from her. My priority is my wife and family.
Sylvesterjay: I have found the website for The Sanderson Group and will forward a set of my credentials to them. Thanks a lot for the tip.
Everyone: Thank you for your advice. It is invaluable to me and very support in all aspects. Please don't finish this message thinking that I am being argumentative or negative in my attitude. I am actually a realist at heart. I know, in the real world, we must play the government(s) game in order to live in society. However, the government officials can go home and sleep in their warm beds while we (my family and yours) are left out in the cold waiting for contracts, paperwork, visas, etc. to be worked out and/or approved. I am a survivor and will continue to be no matter what country I (we) live in.
All the best to everyone (all my Expat brothers and sisters). Be safe and God bless all of you.