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BNO – Live Questions from the Consul General

British EmbassyThe British Consulate in Hong Kong will be holding a live Facebook session on the 18th August 2016 where you can ask questions to the Consul General Caroline Wilson. Starts at 1pm Hong Kong time. Considering all the tension the live session should be very interesting.

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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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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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BNO British Citizenship

British ConsulateThe question has been asked many times if the holder of a BNO can obtain British citizenship. The answer is yes and now and there is a law which came into effect in 2010 which cleared the issue well enough. This being the Section 4B of the  British Nationality Act 1981.

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BNO Visa Free Countries

British ConsulateIf you hold onto a BNO passport then you can enter the UK for 6 months without the need for a visa. The following countries also do not require a visa when traveling on a BNO passport. The listing is from the older British government website which no long holds any BNO information. If you have any questions about your BNO renewal then you should contact the British Embassy in Hong Kong for more information.

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BNO Renewal in Hong Kong

British ConsulateIn 2012 the South China Morning Post wrote a good article on BNO renewal and how this affects the more than 3.4 million citizens of Hong Kong. You can renew your BNO status even when your passport has expired however it does come at a price.

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