Emigration wave continues as about 100,000 Hongkongers apply for BN(O) visa in first year of scheme

Feb 24, 2022 | INVESTING

About 103,900 Hongkongers applied for a new pathway to British citizenship in the first year of the scheme, with 97,057 winning approval, continuing a recent wave of emigration from the city.However, the number applying for the British National (Overseas) visa scheme – launched by Britain after Beijing imposed the national security law on Hong Kong – dropped 35 per cent in the fourth quarter last year to 15,600 from 24,000 in the previous three months, according to the British Home Office on…

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