United Kingdom—Immigration Rules for Hong Kong Citizens Will Change if China Passes its New Law

Hong Kong Citizens – As China discusses the possibility of new laws which could hinder the rights of people of Hong Kong, the Prime Minister of the UK has made a statement that they will stand with the people of Hong Kong. If China imposes new security laws, Britain intends to change its immigration rules to offer millions of people in Hong Kong “a route to citizenship”. The Prime Minister confirmed that if China passes the law, people in Hong Kong who hold a British National (Overseas) (BNO) passport will be allowed to come to the UK for 12 months without a visa. This is a change from the current 6 month stay.

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