Number of Hongkongers applying for BN(O) scheme falls more than 20 per cent, trend attributed to ‘lifeboat’ options offered by other Western countries

The number of Hongkongers applying for a new pathway to British citizenship from July to September has dropped by 21.5 per cent compared with the previous quarter, with immigration consultants attributing the downward trend to “lifeboat” options offered by other Western countries.About 24,000 applications for the British National (Overseas) visa scheme were received in the third quarter, down from 30,600 between April and June, according to official figures released by the British government on…


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