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UK Offers Hong Kong the Citizenship in United Kingdom

United Kingdom offered the citizenship to about three million residents in Hong Kong as the new security law passed in Hong Kong.

UK Offers Hong Kong the Citizenship in United Kingdom
PM Boris Johnson 

The PM Boris Johnson said that, “Up to three millions Hong Kong residents are to be offered the chance to settle in UK and ultimately apply for citizenship.”

About 350,000 UK passport holders, and 2.6 million other eligible, will be able to come to the UK for five years and another year they will be able to apply for citizenship.

The PM said Hong Kong’s freedoms were being violated by a new security law and those affected would be offered a route out of the former UK colony.

Under the government’s plans, all British Overseas Nationals and their dependents will be given right to remain in UK, including the right to work and study, for five years. At this point, they will be able to apply for settled status, and after a further year, seek citizenship.

Updating MPs on the details, Foreign Secretary Dominic Raab said there would be no limit on numbers or quotas and the application process would be simple.

However,The British National Overseas Passport holders in Hong Kong will be able to travel to the UK immediately, subject to standard immigration checks, the Prime Minister’s official spokesman said.

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