You could register for a BN(O) passport right up until June 30, 1997. After the handover on July 1, 1997, permanent Hong Kong residents who were also Chinese nationals became eligible for the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region passport. Photo: Handout

What is a British National (Overseas) passport and what is a holder entitled to?

After it was revealed Britain exerted pressure on Portugal not to grant full citizenship to Macau residents, fearing Hongkongers would demand the same, what does it mean to be a British National (Overseas) passport holder?

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You could register for a BN(O) passport right up until June 30, 1997. After the handover on July 1, 1997, permanent Hong Kong residents who were also Chinese nationals became eligible for the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region passport. Photo: Handout
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David Vetter

David Vetter

Now a senior reporter on the city desk, David joined the Post in 2016 as editor of HK Magazine following ten years of reporting and editing for publications in Hong Kong, China and the UK. He holds a master's degree in international journalism.