People queue to apply for British National (Overseas) passports outside Hong Kong’s Immigration Department building on March 18, 1997, over anxiety about the city’s future ahead of its return to Chinese sovereignty at the end of June that year. A new BN(O) visa scheme offering millions of Hongkongers a pathway to British citizenship went live on January 31, 2021. Photo: AFP People queue to apply for British National (Overseas) passports outside Hong Kong’s Immigration Department building on March 18, 1997, over anxiety about the city’s future ahead of its return to Chinese sovereignty at the end of June that year. A new BN(O) visa scheme offering millions of Hongkongers a pathway to British citizenship went live on January 31, 2021. Photo: AFP
People queue to apply for British National (Overseas) passports outside Hong Kong’s Immigration Department building on March 18, 1997, over anxiety about the city’s future ahead of its return to Chinese sovereignty at the end of June that year. A new BN(O) visa scheme offering millions of Hongkongers a pathway to British citizenship went live on January 31, 2021. Photo: AFP

Letters | Hongkongers leaving city on BN(O) scheme seek more than a good living

  • While seeking a better life always plays a role, the most compelling reason is to seek a safe haven of liberty, freedom, and respect for the individual and the human spirit

Topic |   Hong Kong national security law (NSL)
People queue to apply for British National (Overseas) passports outside Hong Kong’s Immigration Department building on March 18, 1997, over anxiety about the city’s future ahead of its return to Chinese sovereignty at the end of June that year. A new BN(O) visa scheme offering millions of Hongkongers a pathway to British citizenship went live on January 31, 2021. Photo: AFP People queue to apply for British National (Overseas) passports outside Hong Kong’s Immigration Department building on March 18, 1997, over anxiety about the city’s future ahead of its return to Chinese sovereignty at the end of June that year. A new BN(O) visa scheme offering millions of Hongkongers a pathway to British citizenship went live on January 31, 2021. Photo: AFP
People queue to apply for British National (Overseas) passports outside Hong Kong’s Immigration Department building on March 18, 1997, over anxiety about the city’s future ahead of its return to Chinese sovereignty at the end of June that year. A new BN(O) visa scheme offering millions of Hongkongers a pathway to British citizenship went live on January 31, 2021. Photo: AFP
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