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Visas: British National (Overseas)

Question for Home Office

UIN HL4584, tabled on 30 November 2021

To ask Her Majesty's Government what plans they have to expand the British National (Overseas) (BNO) visa scheme to people from Hong Kong who (1) are aged between 18 and 25, and (2) have a parent with BN(O) status.

Answered on

14 December 2021

The Hong Kong BN(O) route is for those with BN(O) status and their eligible family members including adult children who were born on or after 1 July 1997 and who live with their parents. This is grounded in the UK’s obligations to those who elected to retain ties to the UK by obtaining BN(O) status; and enables them to relocate as a family. We do not currently have any plans to change these requirements.

Other routes are available to those without BN(O) status, including the undersubscribed Youth Mobility Scheme which offers 1,000 places each year to Hong Kongers and the new Skilled Worker Visa which enables individuals to come to the UK in a wider range of professions and at a lower general salary threshold than in the past.

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