HONG KONG BNO UPDATE AND FINDING WORK IN THE UK
The UK government formally announced yesterday that all HK BNO holders (whether it has expired or not) and their dependents are eligible to apply for a visa allowing them to stay in the UK for 5 years, and afterwards, apply for UK citizenship status. This visa allows HK-ers to study and work without the need to apply for further visas, giving a significant incentive for HK-ers to relocate to the UK.
For HK-ers who do not have a BNO but aged 18-23 AND born to at least one parent who holds a BNO, the UK government may still grant a discretionary visa for them to study and work in the UK. The only condition for this group of HK-ers is that they must prove that they are still dependant upon their families financially.
With this significant change to the UK's immigration rules for HK, we strongly recommend HK-ers to consider relocating to the UK for further education and work.
Whether you are a UK employer or HK-er, please do not hesitate to PM me if you have any enquiries on this issue.