About 20 per cent of visa scheme applicants were approved in the first quarter, a figure Britain’s shadow Minister for Asia Stephen Kinnock says it not high enough. Photo: Winson Wong About 20 per cent of visa scheme applicants were approved in the first quarter, a figure Britain’s shadow Minister for Asia Stephen Kinnock says it not high enough. Photo: Winson Wong
About 20 per cent of visa scheme applicants were approved in the first quarter, a figure Britain’s shadow Minister for Asia Stephen Kinnock says it not high enough. Photo: Winson Wong

Roll-out of Britain’s visa scheme for Hong Kong BN(O) passport holders ‘slow’ and ‘inefficient’, shadow minister for Asia says

  • ‘Extraordinary’ that only 20 per cent of applications processed in first quarter, says Stephen Kinnock, calling for more government support for those making move
  • But Home Office notes early figures show only the first eight weeks of applications in a process where decisions can take up to 12 weeks

Topic |   British National (Overseas) passport
About 20 per cent of visa scheme applicants were approved in the first quarter, a figure Britain’s shadow Minister for Asia Stephen Kinnock says it not high enough. Photo: Winson Wong About 20 per cent of visa scheme applicants were approved in the first quarter, a figure Britain’s shadow Minister for Asia Stephen Kinnock says it not high enough. Photo: Winson Wong
About 20 per cent of visa scheme applicants were approved in the first quarter, a figure Britain’s shadow Minister for Asia Stephen Kinnock says it not high enough. Photo: Winson Wong
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