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Applying for a Hong Kong British National Overseas (BNO) Visa to the UK
If you are from Hong Kong and a British national (overseas), you can apply for a Hong Kong British National (BNO) visa to live, work, and study in the UK. This guide will provide you with all the information you need to apply for a BNO visa, including eligibility requirements, necessary documents, and application fees.
To be eligible for a BNO visa, you must be 18 years of age or older and have a permanent home in Hong Kong, the UK, the Channel Islands, the Isle of Man, or Hong Kong if applying outside the UK.
There are two different routes for Hong Kong British National (Overseas): the BN(O) Status Holder Route and the BN(O) Household Member Route. To receive detailed advice on your specific case, please book an appointment with our expert immigration solicitors at Primus Solicitors in, Manchester. You can contact us at 01612225860 or leave your details here for a callback request.
- Valid passport or travel document confirming your identity and nationality.
- Evidence of your permanent home in Hong Kong, the UK, the Channel Islands, or the Isle of Man.
- Evidence of sufficient funds to support yourself and your family.
- Evidence of your relationship with family members.
- Tuberculosis (TB) test certificate.
- Certified translation of any documents not in English.
- Dependants of BN(O) Visa Holder
Your family members can apply for a BNO visa if they meet the eligibility requirements. They must usually apply at the same time as you unless they are your partner or your child under the age of 18.
You can apply to stay for 2 years and 6 months or 5 years on a BN(O) visa. You can extend your visa as many times as you want, and after living in the UK for 5 years, you can apply to live in the UK permanently. You may be eligible to access public funds while on a BN(O) visa.
When you apply for a BNO visa, you will need to pay an immigration health surcharge of £624 per year and an application fee of £180 if you are applying for 2 years and 6 months, or £250 if you are applying for 5 years.
Applying for a BNO visa can be a complex process, and it is crucial to ensure that you meet all the eligibility requirements and have all the necessary documents before submitting your application. For expert immigration advice and assistance, please book an appointment with our experienced immigration solicitors at Primus Solicitors.
Hire our specialist immigration lawyers to help you through this process and ensure a successful outcome for your Hong Kong British National Overseas (BNO) Visa application. Contact us today to learn more about our services and how we can help you with your immigration matter.