UK Government Ready For 100 Per Cent Increase In Immigration Of Hong Kong Citizens

The UK Government is preparing for a 100 per cent increase in the number of Hong Kong citizens coming to Britain, offering three million residents sanctuary

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The UK Government is preparing for a 100 per cent increase in the number of Hong Kong citizens coming to Britain, offering three million residents sanctuary

British Prime Minister Boris Johnson said in July that Hong Kong’s freedoms were being violated by a new security law and those affected would be offered the chance to settle in the UK and ultimately apply for citizenship.

The Foreign Office estimates that 200,000 people would move from Hong Kong to the UK, but a leaked internal briefing paper warned of a “rapid rise in the issue of British National (Overseas) passports since June”.

Under the Government’s plans, all BN(O)s and their dependents will be given the right to remain in the UK, including the right to work and study, for five years.

The Home Office also predicts the number of BN(O) passport holders is likely to rise to 733,000 by the end of 2020.”

They will be able to apply for settled status and, after a further year, seek citizenship.

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