Other Helpful Tips



You can find more tips below to help you better settle in the UK! 


Hong Kong British National (Overseas) Visa – briefing

Hong Kong British National (Overseas) visa


Applying for Certificates of No Criminal Conviction (CNCC)

The landing page of the Hong Kong BN(O) Welcome Programme has been updated.

The page includes information on how to access support elements such as Welcome Hubs, VCSE projects, English language, and hate crime reporting.

A new letter from DLUHC on Certificates of No Criminal Conviction (CNCCs) has also been added – scroll down to the new Resources section. The CNCC letter is available in Chinese as well (you can change the language settings at the top of the GOV.UK page).

Letter on Certificates of No Criminal Conviction (publishing.service.gov.uk)


Reporting hate crime and seeking related support

Funded by the Department for Levelling Up Housing and Communities (DLUHC) through the Hong Kong BN(O) Welcome Programme, On Your Side is the service led by the independent charity Protection Approaches alongside a consortium of mainly East and Southeast Asian Community organisations. The service operates independently of the UK Government.

This is the place to find support and make a report if you experience or witness racism or any other form of hate. This could include verbal harassment in person or online, criminal damage such as graffiti, or physical violence perpetrated because of hostility against an aspect (or assumed aspect) of a person’s identity such as their race, gender, religion, disability, sexuality, or political beliefs.

For more information, please visit their website or contact 0808 801 0393.


Frequently asked questions for employers and landlords

Frequently asked questions for employers and landlords



Driving and public transport  

Useful links: 

Already driving  
Exchanging driving licence 

Renew driving licence (70+) 

Buy a vehicle step-by-step  

Learning to drive 

Applying for a provisional driving licence  

Driving lessons and learning to drive  

Book your theory test / theory test practice  

Book a driving test 

Buy a vehicle step-by-step  

Public Transport 
Moovit (Yorkshire transportation index)  
Metro (West Yorkshire) 
National Rail  
Tram services (Sheffield)  

Railcards (Trainline) 

Drop-in session on driving and transport 

Driving and public transport - 16 March 2022

This event covered driving in the UK with a Hong Kong driving licence and rules on exchanging non-Uk licence to the UK one, learning to drive, driving theory and practice tests, driving laws in the UK and buying and hiring a car. It also explained public transport available in the Yorkshire and Humber region and different tickets and pass options.  

Watch the presentation below or click this link to see the driving and public transport session directly on Vimeo 

Driving and public transport presentation - March 2022 


Law in the UK

Laws and life in the UK (produced by North East Migration Partnership)

Laws and Life in the UK英國生活及法律 - YouTube 


Parenting in the UK (produced by North East Migration Partnership) 

Parenting in the UK在英國育兒 - YouTube 


Last updated: 08/05/2023


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