A Big Welcome to our Hong Kong families
This page is being updated daily during early summer 2021, please be patient whilst I find the very best information for you & request anything that you need help with.
Up to three million Hong Kong residents have been offered the chance to come to the UK and ultimately apply for citizenship. About 350,000 UK passport holders, and 2.6 million others eligible, are going to be able to come over to the UK for five years, after a further year, they will be able to apply for UK citizenship. British National Overseas Passport holders in Hong Kong were granted special status in the 1980s but currently have restricted rights and are only entitled to visa-free access to the UK for six months but under government plans, all British Overseas Nationals and their dependants will be given the right to remain in the UK, including the right to work and study, for five years. Then, they will be able to apply for settled status, and after a further year, seek citizenship.
We have had a lot of enquiries from Hong Kongers about relocating to the UK and many of them are wanting to start their new lives in Nottingham and especially West Bridgford, Beeston, Toton & Chilwell. We are wishing to help people feel that they can settle in well or make plans from overseas before they arrive.
Please do get in touch if you have any specific questions and we will try to help to answer some of your local questions, we'll try to be your feet on the ground before you get here and once you've arrived.
For help with relocating in general go to our relocation page