After residing for 5 continuous years and meeting all the requirements, applicants will be able to apply for settlement. On the sixth year, they will have the ability to naturalise as British citizens*.
Advantages of this Visa route
There are a number of advantages to this visa route. Apart from the lower visa cost, it is a potentially quicker route to citizenship. Successful applicants will also:
- be able to work in the UK
- have access to schools for:
- dependents under 18
- training for young people between 16-19
- higher education courses
- have access to the NHS
Applicants will not have access to public funds.
Applying for the BNO Citizenship Visa
Each application will be different, and each applicant will have their own individual reasons for applying for the visa route.
There are strict requirements that must be evidenced in support of the Hong Kong BNO visa application. This includes but is not limited to preparing documents, proving BNO citizenship and meeting financial requirements. We at The Nathanson Partnership will provide bespoke and detailed advice to ensure that your application is professionally presented and technically correct.
We will work closely with BNO citizens and their families. We will guide you through the complex Home Office Immigration Rules and policies. We pride ourselves on being approachable and proactive in understanding and meeting our clients’ needs. We are a highly driven team, dedicated to providing clear and reliable immigration advice to investors as part of a professional and friendly service.
The Nathanson Partnership has prepared the following:
- A comprehensive document for our clients. This includes information on the visa process, document requirements and processing times as well as the fee schedule.
- A detailed FAQ document which will assist you in making your decision to apply for British citizenship.
Please contact us if you would like to receive a copy of these documents.
We can provide our services in English, Cantonese or Mandarin. We also work with our team in Hong Kong to assist you with your supporting documents, legalisation, translation and notary services should this be required.
We work on a transparent fixed fee basis and will support all our clients through the visa or work permit application process from start to finish. Please contact us if you would like to have an initial free telephone consultation (30 minutes) with our experts.