The Hong Kong migrants fleeing to start new lives in the UK

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The Hong Kong migrants fleeing to start new lives in the UK

January 19th, 2021, Blog

It is making this “generous” offer to residents of its former colony because it believes China is undermining Hong Kong’s rights and freedoms. In the end, Britain estimates that about 300,000 will take up the visa offer over the next five years.

This Hong Kong British Nationals (Overseas) (BN(O)) visa is a generous one as it does not impose skills or minimum income requirements.

Eligible applicants can work or study in the UK, apply for settlement after 5 years and British citizenship 12 months after settlement.

Some BN(O) passport holders who are currently residing in the UK under other visa categories may also benefit from switching to the BN(O) visa.

For further details, please contact GSC’s Head of China Desk/Associate Solicitor Carey Xu on cxu@gscsolicitors.com or 0207 822 2222. Carey has an extensive experience in dealing with complex immigration and wealth planning matters. She also acted for start-ups and corporate businesses for business immigration and employment issues. If you and/or your business is thinking to relocate to the UK, please ensure to make Carey as your first port of call.

https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-asia-china-55357495

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