Since the United Kingdom officially opened to allow Hong Kong people eligible for British National (Overseas) passports (BNO) to apply for BNO visas to stay in the UK on January 31 last year, British Home Secretary Priti Patel The latest on August 1 The document confirms that the government is arranging a relaxation plan that will allow young Hong Kong people born after July 1, 1997, and one of their parents is a BNO Hong Kong citizen, to apply for the BNO visa program to live in the UK.
Peng Dailing tweeted that the UK has a historical and moral commitment to Hong Kong people, so she will relax the BNO visa program.
According to the "Telegraph", young people in Hong Kong need to be at least 18 years old to be able to apply for the BNO visa program in an independent capacity, and Peng Dailing is quoted as saying that "the further changes I have announced will take effect this autumn."
The UK has a historic and moral commitment the people of Hong Kong.
That's why I am extending our BN(O) route to allow young people born after the handover of Hong Kong with at least one BN(O) parent to live, work, study and build their lives in the UK. 🇭🇰🇬🇧 pic.twitter.com/Bx8hxUVXMa
— Priti Patel (@pritipatel) August 1, 2022
British Undersecretary for Border Immigration, Kevin Foster, said in February when he responded to MPs' inquiries that the UK's decision to relax the eligibility for BNO visa applications will allow Hong Kong residents who were born on or after July 1, 1997 and reached the age of 18. Young people, as long as one of their parents is a BNO Hong Kong citizen, can independently apply for a BNO visa to live in the UK, and no longer need to apply as a dependant.
He said at the time that he intended to revise the immigration rules in September and then take effect in October.
Peng Dailing has now confirmed that the UK is arranging relaxation plans.
BNO Visa︱Hong Kong applications in the first quarter of this year increased by 25% quarter-on-quarter and fell by 57% year-on-year. A total of 123,000 British multiple-choice questions: BNO, Ukrainian refugees, and BNO visas under the Nationality and Borders Act | Hong Kong people cannot apply independently