top of page

Requirements for a Hong Kong BN(O) Status Holder Visa

Requirements for a Hong Kong BN(O) Status Holder Visa

To get a Hong Kong BN(O) Status Holder Visa, you need to show that:

  • You are at least 18 years old

  • You are a British National (Overseas) under the Hong Kong (British Nationality) Order 1986

  • You live in Hong Kong or the UK

  • You can support yourself in the UK for at least six months

  • Your application meets all the rules

  • You have a valid TB certificate if needed

 

BN(O) Status Holder Requirement

To qualify for a Hong Kong BN(O) Status Holder Visa, you must be a British National (Overseas) under the Hong Kong (British Nationality) Ordinance Order 1986.

If you were a British Dependent Territories citizen connected to Hong Kong, you had to apply to be a British National (Overseas) before 1997. People born after June 30, 1997, can't be British Nationals (Overseas). Also, BN(O)s can't pass this nationality to their kids.

If you lost your BN(O) status, it might be hard to get it back. You can use an expired BN(O) passport to apply for a Hong Kong BN(O) Status Holder Visa. If you don't have a BN(O) passport, you can use a Hong Kong Special Administrative Region passport instead. It is important to note that the Hong Kong BN(O) Status Holder Visa has an Ordinary Residency Requirement. This means that in order to be eligible for the visa, you must meet certain residency criteria. Whether you apply from inside or outside the UK, you must be living in Hong Kong to qualify for the visa. Additionally, if you choose to apply from inside the UK, you must also be residing in the UK, Jersey, Guernsey, or the Isle of Man to meet the residency requirement.

 

Hong Kong BN(O) Status Holder Visa Ordinary Residency Requirement

You can apply for a Hong Kong BN(O) Status Holder Visa from inside or outside the UK. If you apply from outside the UK, you should live in Hong Kong. If you apply from inside the UK, you should live in Hong Kong, the UK, Jersey, Guernsey, or the Isle of Man.

The Home Office will look at where you usually live to decide if you qualify for the visa. We can help you figure out what proof you need to show this. When applying for the Hong Kong BN(O) Status Holder Visa, it is important to note that the Home Office will consider where you usually live to determine your eligibility. If you have been residing in the UK for a year already, you may not need to demonstrate financial support for six months. However, if you are required to show proof of financial stability, there are various methods to meet this requirement, such as demonstrating sufficient funds or obtaining assurances of support from a third party. 

 

0 views0 comments

Recent Posts

See All

  UK Business Visit Visa

What is a Business Visit Visa? UK Business Visit Visa is for people who want to come to the UK for a short-term unpaid business activity. It is part of the Standard Visitor route, which allows people

Comments


bottom of page