British Overseas Territories Citizen

BDTC deadline for mainland children

Mainland children with one parent who is a British Dependent Territories Citizen (BDTC) will not inherit the nationality status if they apply for entry permits to Hong Kong after the handover, according to officials.

Saturday, 27 July, 1996, 12:00am

Clarifying post-1997 residency status rules

I refer to the letter headlined 'Uncertain over family's future residency status' (South China Morning Post, April 15). I would like to explain the residential status of British citizens.

30 Apr 1996 - 12:00am

Passport seekers may be in line for a timely reprieve

Applicants queuing for naturalisation when the deadline falls at the stroke of midnight on Sunday may get a reprieve.

Authorities say they have not yet decided what to do with people queuing for processing after the cutoff time.

29 Mar 1996 - 12:00am

Clearing up post-97 residency worries

I REFER to the letter headlined, 'Confused about family's post-1997 status' (South China Morning Post, December 9).

The 'A' code on Hong Kong permanent identity cards indicates that the holder is a Hong Kong permanent resident with the right of abode in Hong Kong.

19 Dec 1995 - 12:00am

Passport date

The final date for Hong Kong British Dependent Territories Citizens born between 1977 and 1981 to apply for British National (Overseas) passports is March 30.

4 Nov 1995 - 12:00am

Emergency exit plea

ACCORDING to the British Nationality Act, most Hong Kong people who hold British passports do not have the right of abode in the UK.

This would not be a big problem were it not for 1997.

On July 1, 1997, some people holding BDTC passports will become holders of British Overseas Citizens (BOC) passports.

31 Jul 1995 - 12:00am

Welcome back

WHAT a heartening start to Monday.

20 Oct 1993 - 12:00am

Australian civil servants

AUSTRALIANS can now apply to become permanent residents of Hong Kong without risking the loss of their nationality.

The Australian Consulate issued a clarification yesterday which enables Australian civil servants to apply to switch to local terms.

3 Sep 1993 - 12:00am

Australians in passport bind

EXPATRIATE staff from Australia are being faced with a dilemma over the initiative to allow them to transfer to local terms of employment.

An overseas officer has to become a British Dependent Territories Citizen (BDTC) to qualify for the plan, but Australians are not allowed, under their country's nationality law, to hold two passports.

31 Jul 1993 - 12:00am

Passports to suspicion

FROM today, Hongkong people will be entitled to carry both British Dependent Territories Citizen (BDTC) and British National Overseas (BNO) passports. They will thus be able to lay claim to two mutually exclusive nationality standards.

1 Jul 1993 - 12:00am