Policy item - Hong Kong British National [Overseas] visa - updated briefing

Date: May 2021


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 launched on 31 January 2021.

This briefing provides an overview of the new visa and its potential impacts. It replaces our November 2020 briefing on the same subject.

This briefing includes a summary of the following:

  • 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 v.2 [125 KB]

Source: Migration Yorkshire

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

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