Visas: British National (Overseas)

Home Office written question – answered on 21st October 2020.

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Photo of Owen Thompson Owen Thompson SNP Whip

To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what steps she is taking to ensure that known human rights abusers in Hong Kong do not benefit from the bespoke immigration route being developed for British Nationals (Overseas) passport holders from Hong Kong.

Photo of Kevin Foster Kevin Foster The Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for the Home Department

Consistent with the Immigration Rules, we will refuse applicants for the Hong Kong BN(O) Visa from those who have serious criminal convictions, have been otherwise engaged in behaviour which the UK Government deems not conducive to the public good, or are subject to other general grounds for refusal.

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