The number of Hongkongers applying for a new pathway to British citizenship has dropped. Photo: K. Y. Cheng
The number of Hongkongers applying for a new pathway to British citizenship has dropped. Photo: K. Y. Cheng

Number of Hongkongers applying for BN(O) scheme falls more than 20 per cent, trend attributed to ‘lifeboat’ options offered by other Western countries

  • Some 24,000 Hongkongers applied for the new pathway to British citizenship from July to September, down from 30,600 between April and June
  • Change in choice of destinations such as to Canada and Australia, as well as summer timing to move with loved ones among reasons raised for trend

Topic |   British National (Overseas) passport
The number of Hongkongers applying for a new pathway to British citizenship has dropped. Photo: K. Y. Cheng
The number of Hongkongers applying for a new pathway to British citizenship has dropped. Photo: K. Y. Cheng
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