British National Overseas BNO visa

British National Overseas BNO visa

UK is a great country to live and work in. The education is one of the best in the world. Population is about 60 million is about 3 times of Australia.

BNO British National Overseas Passport is before 1997 who have British Passport delivered as Travel document reside in Hong Kong, after 1997 has converted to BNO. BNO has about 150 visa free countries to travel, is very convenient, equivalent to HKSAR passport. However, these years because BNO passport has not continuity, cannot carry forward to second generation to citizen born after 1997, also Britain nor Hong Kong Government has continue doing any public relation work, the passport became rare in some countries.

Since 2020, the amendment of law in China which extend to Hong Kong for National Security, with the scope of implication and application can be enlarged and threatening the basic human right or protection of assets is unknown. UK government has voice out will grant BNO more residential right for people to move to UK for work or study, in order to get Permanent Residency. This may or may not extend to other HK citizens who never have BNO passport.

The population of Hong Kong is 7 million, in which 3 million owned BNO passport before and most of them have expired and have not renewed. Only 300k people now in Hong Kong are holding active BNO passport. There is roadmap for 2.7 million people with expired BNO passport to renew theirs. While the other 4 million Hong Kong people now is in question, whether upcoming UK announcement will give them a chance to reside in UK as well, or not. Note that some of those are born after 1997, means age below 23 from now in 2020. This age group might be need help the most to reside somewhere else since the protest for 6 months duration last year 2019, are mostly active participated.

UK government has announced BNO visa can be applied through online from overseas or in UK start from 31 January, 2021. The government has also announced that respective applicants can arrive UK now and apply Leave outside the rules LOTR visa when pass the customs, while enter the border. With the visa, holders can stay in UK for 6 months to apply for BNO visa, work, study and reside legally.


BNO英國國民海外護照是在1997年之前,隨旅行證件在香港居住而交付的英國護照,1997年後轉換為BNO。 BNO有大約150個免簽證國家旅行,非常方便,相當於香港特區護照。但是,這些年由於BNO護照不連續,無法向1997年以後出生的公民繼承到第二代,而且英國和香港政府也繼續從事任何公共關係工作,護照在某些國家變得稀少。

香港人口有700萬人,其中300萬人以前擁有BNO護照,其中大多數已經過期並且沒有續簽。現在,香港只有30萬人持有有效的BNO護照。 BNO護照已過期的270萬人有更新其路線圖。雖然現在有另外400萬香港人受到質疑,但即將發布的英國公告是否也將給他們一個在英國居住的機會。請注意,其中一些人出生於1997年以後,意味著從現在起2020年將低於23歲。這個年齡段的人可能最需要幫助才能居住在其他地方,因為去年的抗議活動持續了6個月(從2019年開始),他們大多積極參與。

英國政府已公佈可於2021年1月31日起在網上或親身,在海外或英國本地申請有關簽證,並且有關人仕可現在提前入境,並在過關時逞請Leave Outside The Rule LOTR簽證有效期6個月,可在英國本地工作及讀書,合法居留,再於1月正式申請BNO簽證。

Same as other Hong Kongers, we do not have insider information yet. However the wild guess is work and study probably will be allowed as a path to reside, and similar as EU passport holder, one need to work and live in UK longer than 5 years to obtain the Permanent Residency, PR. An addition year, with previous consecutive 3 years reside in UK to apply for the passport as UK citizen.  While for those without BNO will be unknown. 

Even this law change can only benefit some of the working population, how about the business owners? There are two visa can apply:

  1. Innovator Visa – Investment of GBP 50,000 in their startup of innovation, something new and not done before, and have endorsement from parties in authorising organisation list like venture capital or incubator programs, which need to compete with many Europe or local startups.
  2. Sole Representative Visa – We will address more on the pre-requisite and criterion later. Contact us info@landlordperks to know more.


創新者簽證(Innovator Visa)-在創新方面投入50,000英鎊,這是一項新的和以前沒有做過的工作,並且得到了各方的認可,這些機構認可了諸如風險投資或孵化器計劃之類的組織名單,這些組織需要與許多歐洲或本地初創企業競爭。
獨家代表簽證-我們將在之後的前提條件和標準中處理更多問題。與我們聯繫info @ landlordperks了解更多。

Either with working visa, or innovator visa, or sole representative visa, one need to live in UK, comply to tax paying and other laws for 5 years to apply for PR, with over 183 days each year staying in UK. Applying for passport however have higher residency requirement. Details can check with UK Government website.

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UK has excellent business environment and education, very impressive NHS health care system and social benefits.

Immigration rules, income tax and other taxes can be checked through UK government web site which is with high clarity and update promptly.