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British National (Overseas): Visas

Question for Home Office

UIN 54562, tabled on 22 September 2022

To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, whether the British National (Overseas) (BNO) visa extension for individuals from Hong Kong born after 1997 with at least one parent with BNO status will apply to young people whose parent is deceased.

Answered on

11 October 2022

On 24 February 2022, the Government announced in a Written Ministerial Statement a change to the Hong Kong British National (Overseas) (BN(O)) route which will allow adult children of BN(O) status holders born on or after the 1 July 1997, who are currently unable to apply for the BN(O) route independently to do so. The statement is available at: Written statements - Written questions, answers and statements - UK Parliament.

Under the new provisions, children born on, or after, 1 July 1997, whose deceased parent held BN(O) status, will be able to qualify for the route, providing they meet all other requirements for the route. Applicants will need to show evidence of the BN(O) status of at least one parent.

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Home Office