UK to open citizenship path to Hong Kongers from January

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London - Change to immigration rules was introduced after China imposed a new, sweeping national security law.



By AP

Published: Wed 22 Jul 2020, 5:08 PM

Last updated: Wed 22 Jul 2020, 11:37 PM

Britain's government announced on Wednesday that it will open a new special pathway to obtaining British citizenship for eligible Hong Kongers from January 2021.
In a statement, the Home Office said holders of the British National Overseas passport and their immediate family members can move to the UK to work and study.
The change to immigration rules was introduced after China imposed a new, sweeping national security law on Hong Kong.


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