Explainers: Politics

You could register for a BN(O) passport right up until June 30, 1997. After the handover on July 1, 1997, permanent Hong Kong residents who were also Chinese nationals became eligible for the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region passport. Photo: Handout

What is a BN(O) passport and what is a holder entitled to?

After it was revealed Britain exerted pressure on Portugal not to grant full citizenship to Macau residents, fearing Hongkongers would demand the same, what does it mean to be a British National (Overseas) passport holder?

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