The departure hall at Hong Kong International Airport. Members of ethnic minority groups were caught off guard by the sudden status change to their BN(O) passports. Photo: Felix Wong The departure hall at Hong Kong International Airport. Members of ethnic minority groups were caught off guard by the sudden status change to their BN(O) passports. Photo: Felix Wong
The departure hall at Hong Kong International Airport. Members of ethnic minority groups were caught off guard by the sudden status change to their BN(O) passports. Photo: Felix Wong

Hong Kong BN(O): official rejection of passports leaves many members of ethnic minority communities stranded at home

  • The city’s government has said it no longer recognises BN(O) documents as valid for travelling
  • But for many ethnic minority group members, the passport is all they have and applying for an HKSAR one is fraught with uncertainty

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The departure hall at Hong Kong International Airport. Members of ethnic minority groups were caught off guard by the sudden status change to their BN(O) passports. Photo: Felix Wong The departure hall at Hong Kong International Airport. Members of ethnic minority groups were caught off guard by the sudden status change to their BN(O) passports. Photo: Felix Wong
The departure hall at Hong Kong International Airport. Members of ethnic minority groups were caught off guard by the sudden status change to their BN(O) passports. Photo: Felix Wong
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