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Tracey Brown

I develop websites and content for websites related to embassies from around the world. See more pages and content about British embassies from around the world. From Canada to Nepal all British embassies have been listed here. See the other websites listed on the sidebar for US, Canadian and Thai embassies.

UK lawmaker wants to shorten BNO naturalisation

British EmbassyAfter more than 4,000 people petitioned the UK government, Steve Double, a Conservative MP on July 10 proposed a motion to shorten the time needed for tier 4 and 5 BNO citizens to naturalise into British Nationals from 10 to five years. This would make BNO holders eligible for citizenship much earlier.

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Tugendhat – The UK had obligations to Hong Kong citizens

British EmbassyThere has been another push to give Hong Kong nationals UK citizenship. Thomas Tugendhat who is a British Conservative Party politician has opened the debate again about giving citizenship to Hong Kong nationals. This comes after more than 10 weeks of unrest in Hong Kong.

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BNO was never meant to be?

British ConsulateIt was always the premise of the press that the main reason why BNO holders cannot get dual nationality was because the Chinese government would never allow it. This view has however changed this year with documents being made available from the 1980’s that Britain had no intention of allowing Hong Kong residents to become British nationals and that it was not the Chinese government after all.

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BNO Passports – Will it work?

British ConsulateAn interest thought has come up with regards to the BNO passport and if it will ever amount to anything and should it allow Hong Kong residents the right to abode in Britain without creating a new problem that many do not think about. Chinese citizens are not allowed to legally hold dual citizenship and the Chinese government has shown that they have no issue revoking citizenship of Chinese nationals with dual nationalities.

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British nationals in Zimbabwe

British Embassy15 November 2017: Due to the uncertain political situation in Harare, including reports of unusual military activity, the Foreign & Commonwealth Office recommend British nationals currently in Harare to remain safely at home or in their accommodation until the situation becomes clearer. You can contact the British High Commission in Zimbabwe for consular assistance and monitor the latest news for any updates.

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Residents in Hong Kong Seek British Passports

British EmbassyNow 20 years since its return to China, Hong Kong residents are again rushing to secure British passports as a safety net in the event of more possible problems ahead such as social unrest or the erosion of civil liberties in Hong Kong. With  the “occupy” street protests of 2014, and increasing calls for independence more residents in Hong Kong are looking for a way out in the event of any unrest. The BNO passport applications are still being renewed in Hong Kong as an insurance policy.

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Tuberculosis testing in India

British EmbassyIf you are going to the UK for more than 6 months you will need to have a TB test done in India. Only certain hospitals and clinics in India are allowed to do the testing for the British Government. These have been added below for each region. Note that this is part of the UK visa application process and is valid for Indians who are going on a UK marriage visa, UK fiancee visa or any other visa that is going to last for longer than 6 months such as an UK Study visa which you are applying for from India.

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TB test in Vietnam

British EmbassyYou you are getting married in Vietnam and are applying for a UK Marriage Visa or a UK fiancee visa then your Vietnamese fiancee or wife will need to have a TB test as part of the application process. There are only 2 hospitals in Vietnam who are authorised to provide the testing for the British Embassy in Hanoi and these have been listed below. You will need to start the visa application process and add these documents into it as the process moves along.

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Marriage in Vietnam – Affirmation

British EmbassyIf you are getting married in Vietnam then you will need certain documents for the government. The process is a bit more complicated than in Cambodia or Thailand. Below are the documents that would be need to register your marriage to a Vietnamese. You can also contact the British Embassy in Vietnam for more assistance with your marriage registration. Once your marriage is registered you can then apply for a UK Marriage visa or UK Partner visa. Note that Vietnam now allows same-sex marriages.

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