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BNO does not need visa for Schengen area

British ConsulateThe German Embassy in Hong Kong confirms on their website that BN(O), HKSAR or Macau SAR passport do not need a visa to visit the Schengen Area as a tourist for up to 90 days in any 6-month period. You may however not take up employment while in the Schengen area.

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Hospitals in Mongolia

British ConsulateThe following hospitals is what the British Embassy in Mongolia has listed as hospitals which expats and tourist may find useful in the event of an accident. These hospitals are not a recommendation and only provided as a service for foreigners in Mongolia.

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Track your UK passport application

British ConsulateIf you have applied online for your British passport then you can now track your passport online. Note that it will require you to wait 3 weeks from when you posted your documents and you will require certain information from your form.

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UK State Pension if you retire abroad

British ConsulateIf you are retired and wish to draw your UK pension in a foreign country then this can be done. Note however that there is a limitation on increases in your pension when you live outside the UK or outside of the European Economic Area or Switzerland. Most British expats tend to retire in Thailand and the Philippines and these are excluded from increases, as well as Australia and New Zealand.

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Strange Laws and customs abroad

British ConsulateGoing abroad normally works out well however problem do occur where people do not always understand the local customs or laws. This might seem strange however the FCO has made an info-graphic of some of these customs to keep Brits abroad out of trouble.

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BNO Holder visa for Dubai

British ConsulateIf you hold a BNO passport then you will need to apply for a visa for the UAE before leaving Hong Kong. The UAE is not a visa free country. The contact details and documents have been added below so contact the UAE Embassy in Hong Kong for more information and assistance.

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BNO passport holders need visa for Vietnam

British ConsulateIf you are from Hong Kong and hold a BNO passport then the Vietnamese Embassy states that you will need to have a visa to visit Vietnam. British passport holders do not need a Vietnamese visa however you will require one to visit the country.

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