(New) HK BN(O) VISA

【Latest announcement of immigration to UK】
New Immigration route for BN(O) citizens

The UK will create a new immigration route for British National (Overseas) (BN(O)) citizens from Hong Kong, allowing Hong Kong BNO citizens and their family members coming to UK.

 

Program Requirement

BN(O) citizens and their dependants who apply and meet the requirements set out above will have the following entitlements and restrictions in the UK for the period of leave granted under the Hong Kong BN(O) Visa:

the ability to apply for settlement (indefinite leave to remain) in the UK after five years’ leave under existing rules, and to apply for UK citizenship after 12 months settlement under existing rules and application processes  
Applicant must demonstrate competence in the English language to at least CEFR Level B1 (equivalent to IELTS 4.0 in reading, writing, listening and speaking)
no recourse to public funds  

the right to work in the UK in almost any capacity as an employed or selfemployed person, consistent with UK employment laws and subject to having the appropriate skills and qualifications

 

 

 

To be eligible for this visa route you’ll need to show that you:

have BN(O) status – you don’t need valid BN(O) passport to show this and you don’t need to request a new passport if it’s expired or has been lost
normally live in Hong Kong
can accommodate and support yourself financially in the UK for at least 6 months
show a commitment to learn English, where appropriate
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