Thursday, April 08, 2021

Meeting Britain's obligations to British Overseas Citizens from Hong Kong

The government has announced today that British National (Overseas) citizens and their families coming to the United Kingdom from Hong Kong will benefit from a dedicated package of support, helping them find a home, schools for their children, opportunity and prosperity.

  • We have a moral and historic duty to uphold freedom in Hong Kong, which is why the UK government introduced a pathway for people with British National (Overseas) Citizen status who have had their rights curtailed by the Chinese government to come and live in the UK.
     
  • Backed by over £43 million, our Hong Kong British Nationals (Overseas) Integration Programme will ensure new arrivals can access advice and support to find a home and schools for their children, register with a GP, find a job or set up a business and access English language skills if they need them.
     
  • We are a champion of freedom and democracy, and this package of support will help new arrivals to build a prosperous, happy and successful life in the United Kingdom.

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