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.

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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.

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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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Tuberculosis testing in India

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If 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 …

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TB test in Vietnam

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You 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 …

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Marriage in Vietnam – Affirmation

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If 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 …

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