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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 & FCO in London

British ConsulateThe issue of the status of BNO holders has again raised its head in January 2015 with the lobby group  BritishHongKong arguing for the right to live in the United Kingdom. The issue has been replied to by the FCO as to how they view BNO holders as follows.

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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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British Embassy in Hong Kong

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If you are in Hong Kong then you will find the British Embassy in Hong Kong listed below. If you wish to visit Britain then you can apply for a British visa in Hong Kong. If you are married to a British national then speak to the embassy and if you wish to renew or apply for an emergency British passport then the embassy in Hong Kong will be able to assist.

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Renew British Passport

British ConsulateYou need to complete the forms correctly as 1 in every 8 applications for a British passport which needs to be renewed is rejected as being incomplete. There are a number of forms each for a different type of passport depending on your age or if it is a ‘Smart’ passport or not. They are listed below with the documents linked from the Home Affairs website.

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