The UK offers citizenship for 3 million Hong Kong residents. Are you affected? Astons can help
The Prime Minister of the United Kingdom Boris Johnson vows to introduce a five-year visa for as many as about 3 million Hong Kong citizens with British national (overseas) status. Johnson's decision is a reaction to the new security law imposed by China over Hong Kong.
The controversial law came into power on Tuesday, 30 June. The United Kingdom denounced this power move by Beijing and treated it as a clear and serious breach of the Sino-British Joint Declaration, signed in 1984 in order to smoothen the transition of Hong Kong from British rule to China's jurisdiction.
Before that, Hong Kong citizens with British national (overseas) status could visit the UK visa-free and stay for six months per year without rights to work and settle in Great Britain. Johnson's decision changes this rule and allows BNOs to spend unlimited time in the UK, work and live there, and provides a clear path to British citizenship.
Are you affected? Astons can help
British migration law company Astons is one of the leaders in international luxury relocation market. With our partners at Immigration.UK, which is SRA-regulated law immigration company, Astons provides bespoke immigration services for investors in China and all over the world.
In the times of uncertainty amid coronavirus pandemic and political turbulence Astons here to help. Our professional law advisers can establish whether you are eligible for British national (overseas) status and help with all immigration-related issues.
Alternatively, Astons can help with most popular and reliable citizenship by investment programmes, which allow you to travel visa-free all over the world and settle in a place of your dreams.
Astons is a leading global immigration advisory firm with offices in London, Beijing, Moscow, Dubai and Limassol (Republic of Cyprus) and offers residency & citizenship investment solutions worldwide including UK, Turkey, Vanuatu, EU & the Caribbean.
For further information or to discuss your personal circumstances in a private consultation, please contact Astons at email@example.com or call +44 207 292 2977