Immigration Update: Home Office BN(O) Visa Policy

Immigration Update: Home Office BN(O) Visa Policy

Thursday, July 23, 2020

Tanya Laidlaw, Immigration Partner

Visa Policy announcements for British National (Overseas) (BN(O)) Citizens

On 22 July 2020 the Home Office published its Hong Kong British National (Overseas) Visa Policy Statement where the future application process is outlined.  The Visa start date is stated as January 2021.

In particular, the Home Secretary said the following:

“My offer to BN(O) citizens is a very generous one. I am not imposing skills tests or minimum income requirements, economic needs tests or caps on numbers. I am giving them the opportunity to acquire full British citizenship. They do not need to have a job before coming to the UK – they can look for work once here. They may bring their immediate dependants, including non-BN(O)citizens.”

Immigration Lawyers at Quastels are monitoring all updates and can assist you with any queries regarding immigration or relocating to the UK, from Hong Kong or anywhere around the world.

If you require any advice on Immigration Law, please get in touch with Tanya Laidlaw, Partner and Head of our Immigration Team.

Please note – this article does not constitute legal advice.