Hong Kongers applying for UK citizenship visas

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There are 142,000 Hong Kongers who have applied for a special British citizenship visa. One-third of them are under the age of 18. Those between the ages of 25 and 54 make up the majority. Therefore experts stated that the government should focus more on homegrown talent. This rather than only attracting non-local people according to official figures collected by …

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British Honorary Consulates in Cameroon

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There are a number of British Honorary Consulates in Cameroon. The contacts for the British High Commission in Cameroon is also listed on this webiste. The consuls will be able to assist you with your needs. If this is an emergency then you should call the emergency telephone numbers for British abroad.

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British Honorary Consulates in Turkey

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See the British Honorary Consulates in Turkey. These do change so always call them or email them before you go to their offices. There are a few in Turkey outside of the British Consulates. The Honorary Consulates in Turkey tend to only do very basic assistance if you find yourself in Turkey needing assistance.

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Queen Elizabeth II passes at 96

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Queen Elizabeth II passes at 96, the longest-reigning British monarch whose rule spanned seven decades, died on Thursday at the age of 96. This Buckingham Palace has announced. The Queen’s oldest son Charles has now become King Charles III. “The Queen died peacefully at Balmoral this afternoon. The King and The Queen Consort will remain at Balmoral this evening and …

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BNO passport renewal?

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The BNO passport renewal? Was there too much fuss about what would happen next in Hong Kong? I ask this as the last survey released this month, December 2021 raises a few interesting questions. Are people still interested in having a BNO passport and should you renew the BNO passport?

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China will ‘no longer recognise’ BNO passport

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The Chinese government has stated that it will no longer recognise the BNO passport for Hong Kongers. This at a time when Britain prepares to welcome millions of Hong Kong residents. This from its former colony after the security crack down. This has now occurred since the British Prime Minister Boris Johnson’s government has stated. That Britain will provide sanctuary …

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BNO and Hong Kong residents

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There have been a number of changes with regards to the BNO passports when it comes to the British government. Every week there has been new ideas and changes which they wish to make. The latest views come from Prime Minister Boris Johnson on the status of the BNO passport holders as well as the fate of others in Hong …

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300,000 HK residents to get British Citizenship

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In an about turn to the BNO (British National Overseas) issue, Dominic Raab the foreign secretary has come to pledge to extend the British visa rights for all BNO passport holders and also to  facilitate their path to British citizenship. This will happen unless Beijing changes its stance on security laws in Hong Kong.

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British Embassy in Asia

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This is the British Embassy in Asia. You will note that there are a number of British Embassies as well as British high commissions. These are some of the most common Embassies in Asia. These are the British Embassy in Hong Kong as well as the British Embassy in Thailand as well as the the High Commission in Singapore. Search …

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UK lawmaker wants to shorten BNO naturalisation

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After 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. Incoming search terms:underBNO Q & ABNO issuesbno renewal …

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Tugendhat – The UK had obligations to Hong Kong citizens

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There 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. Incoming search terms:bno passport renewal in canadabno 唔見左點renew

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BNO was never meant to be?

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It 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 …

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BNO Passports – Will it work?

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An 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 …

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British nationals in Zimbabwe

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15 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 …

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Residents in Hong Kong Seek British Passports

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Now 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 …

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