Policy item - Hong Kong British National [Overseas] visa

Date: November 2020


In response to political developments in China, the UK government has created a new visa route for people with British National [Overseas] status to apply to come and live and work in the UK. The Hong Kong British National [Overseas] visa launches on 31 January 2021.

This briefing provides an overview of the new visa and its potential impacts and includes a summary of:

  • The policy background and political context which led to the creation of the visa.
  • The details, conditions and requirements of the visa.
  • The possible impacts on local authorities and communities.
Background information documents:
Hong Kong British National [Overseas] visa - briefing [118 KB]

Source: Migration Yorkshire

Contact for more information:
Stefan Robert
Integration and partnerships officer
Phone: 0113 378 5796

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