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Immigration: Hong Kong

Question for Home Office

UIN HL2417, tabled on 6 September 2021

To ask Her Majesty's Government (1) how many British National (Overseas) visas have been granted, including to dependants, since 31 January, (2) how many individuals have been granted leave outside the Immigration Rules at the UK border since 1 January, and (3) how many British National (Overseas) passports issued each month since January.

Answered on

20 September 2021

(1),(2)

The Home Office publishes data on visas and the British National Overseas (BN(O)) route in the ‘Immigration Statistics Quarterly Release’ on GOV.UK:

https://www.gov.uk/government/collections/immigration-statistics-quarterly-release

The data relates to the first and second quarter of 2021, January to June, and are derived from management information. These statistics include data on main applicants and dependants and are rounded to the nearest hundred. Data for Q3 2021 will be published on 25 November 2021.

(3)

The table below provides the number of British National (Overseas) passports issued to customers each month since January 2021. *

Month

BNO Passports Issued

January

13,315

February

8,217

March

7,032

April

4,747

May

4,192

June

3,141

July

2,728

August

5,613

*These figures are correct at the time of reporting and subject to change.

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