Right of Abode: British National (Overseas):Written question - HL17663

Asked on: 03 September 2019
Home Office
Right of Abode: British National (Overseas)
Lords
To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of recent calls to restore the right of abode in the UK to holders of British National (Overseas) passports living in Hong Kong; and what action, if any, they intend to take as a result.
Answered on: 08 October 2019

Holders of British National (Overseas) passports living in Hong Kong do not have a right of abode in the UK, unless they are also British citizens.

Their only route to acquire the right of abode in the UK would be to apply for British citizenship. There are no plans to change the law in this respect.

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