Activists call on London to grant full citizenship to British National (Overseas) passport holders during a march on the British consulate in Hong Kong in September last year. Photo: Nora Tam
Activists call on London to grant full citizenship to British National (Overseas) passport holders during a march on the British consulate in Hong Kong in September last year. Photo: Nora Tam

Britain opens door for 2.9 million Hongkongers with BN(O) passports to stay at least a year in the UK

  • Offer that could pave way for citizenship comes as China pushes ahead with new national security law for former colonial city
  • As many as 2.9 million residents could qualify for the status, but Beijing insists all Chinese Hongkongers are Chinese nationals

Activists call on London to grant full citizenship to British National (Overseas) passport holders during a march on the British consulate in Hong Kong in September last year. Photo: Nora Tam
Activists call on London to grant full citizenship to British National (Overseas) passport holders during a march on the British consulate in Hong Kong in September last year. Photo: Nora Tam
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