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What is the Hong Kong BNO? 

If you’re from Hong Kong and are a British National (overseas) you and your family members can apply for a British National (Overseas) visa. This is known as a BNO visa. It allows you to live, work and study in the UK.  

Who is eligible? 

The eligibility for the Hong Kong BNO requires the individual to be a British national overseas and be permanently resident in Hong Kong, with sufficient funds to be able to maintain themselves and be self-sufficient when they arrive in the UK. Once the application has been made the applicant successfully can enter the UK to work and study and settle in the UK with their families 

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When was this immigration route introduced? 

This new immigration route was introduced in January 2021 following the announcement of national security in Hong Kong. This visa is the UK governments response to China’s failure to fulfill its international obligations with respect to Hong Kong as mentioned by the Home Office in the policy paper before the introduction of this visa route. There has always been a lot of history between the UK and democratic Hong Kong, as a former British territory the British national overseas citizenship was created in 1985 for Hong Kong nationals to apply for the British Nationals overseas citizenship before the 1st of July 1997. Up until this new immigration route was created this status allowed those with the BNO to enter the UK for up to 6 months to visit. 

This new immigration category is designed to enable the BNO national to come to the UK with their family members, to allow them to settle in the UK utilising the Hong King BNO Visa route.  

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How can we combat the language barrier?

Our immigration team are multilingual in English, German, Hindi, Urdu and Punjabi and Hindko. Our firm is long established and pride ourselves of putting clients first. Our firm is long established and pride ourselves with excellent client care. We are there to help and guide you with an initial fixed fee consultation to help you plan your future. As part of the Sethi Partnership’s ethos we take pride in ensuring that our clients have the most efficient experience, therefore we believe there are no limitations and can organise translation services for clients that require it.

How can we help you?

Vyman Solicitors has a wealth of experience and can provide you with a full service to attain settlement for applicants applying as Hong Kong British nationals overseas (BNO). 

We provide essential support to immigrants nationwide and can verify ID checks from the comfort of your own home, so you do not need to be inconvenienced or time off work to come to our offices.

Please note that you need to formally instruct us or arrange an appointment before we can consider your matter or give you any advice. We do not accept instructions on a “no win, no fee” or legal aid basis.