An estimated 5.4 million of Hong Kong’s 7.5 million residents are eligible for the BN(O) scheme pathway to UK citizenship. Photo: Dickson Lee
An estimated 5.4 million of Hong Kong’s 7.5 million residents are eligible for the BN(O) scheme pathway to UK citizenship. Photo: Dickson Lee

38,600 Hongkongers under 18 have applied for Britain’s special BN(O) visa scheme, but most requests come from residents in prime working years

  • Nearly third of 142,000 Hongkongers who have applied to scheme that leads to UK citizenship are under 18, while those aged 25 to 54 make up majority
  • Experts say age profile of applicants suggests city’s government needs to do more to retain local talent

An estimated 5.4 million of Hong Kong’s 7.5 million residents are eligible for the BN(O) scheme pathway to UK citizenship. Photo: Dickson Lee
An estimated 5.4 million of Hong Kong’s 7.5 million residents are eligible for the BN(O) scheme pathway to UK citizenship. Photo: Dickson Lee
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