British National (Overseas) visa
If you are from Hong Kong and are a British national (overseas) you and your family members can apply for a British National (Overseas) visa. This is known as a BNO visa. It allows you to live, work and study in the UK.
Who can apply
You can apply for a BNO visa if you are:
Your permanent home must be:
How long you can stay
You can apply to stay for either:
After you have lived in the UK for 5 years, you can apply to live in the UK permanently.
What you can and cannot do
Once you have a BNO visa, you might be able to apply for access to benefits. You will be eligible for this in certain financial circumstances, for example if you:
When you apply for a British National (Overseas) visa, you must:
Visa application fee
You and your family members will each need to pay a visa application fee.
You and your family members will each need to pay the healthcare surcharge.
This is so you can use the National Health Service (NHS) in the UK. You will still need to pay for some NHS care such as prescriptions, dental care and eye tests.
For each adult (18 or older) it costs:
For each child (under 18), it costs:
You pay the healthcare surcharge as part of your online visa application.
Money to support yourself and your family
You will need to show you have enough money to pay for your housing and to support yourself and your family for 6 months.
This can include:
You usually do not need to show you have enough money to support yourself if you have been living in the UK for 12 months or more.
You will still need to show this if you have been in the UK on a Youth Mobility Scheme visa.
As well as money for housing costs, you will need at least the same amount as someone would get on Income Support in the UK.
How much you need depends on how many family members are applying with you. For example, you will need about:
How We Can Help
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