It is making this “generous” offer to residents of its former colony because it believes China is undermining Hong Kong’s rights and freedoms. In the end, Britain estimates that about 300,000 will take up the visa offer over the next five years.
This Hong Kong British Nationals (Overseas) (BN(O)) visa is a generous one as it does not impose skills or minimum income requirements.
Eligible applicants can work or study in the UK, apply for settlement after 5 years and British citizenship 12 months after settlement.
Some BN(O) passport holders who are currently residing in the UK under other visa categories may also benefit from switching to the BN(O) visa.
For any questions on Business or Private Immigration to the UK or if you require assistance with your existing application, please contact Head of Business & Private Immigration at GSC Solicitors LLP Hateem Ali on [email protected] or +44(0)207 822 2209.
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