National Information

Welcome to the UK

The UK government has provided a guide for BN(O) visa holders which contains lots of helpful information to help you access public services and make the most of opportunities in the UK.

Welcome: a guide for Hong Kong British National (Overseas) visa holders in the UK - GOV.UK (

They have also produced a helpful Welcome Pack.

Welcome Pack for arrivals from Hong Kong on the British Nationals (Overseas) visa (


Each of the 12 regions in the UK will have a Welcome Hub. 

Map of the 12 regions: SMP_UK_map.pdf (

London: Hong Kong British Nationals (Overseas) - BN(O) visa | London City Hall

South East: Hong Kong British Nationals Overseas – South East Strategic Partnership for Migration (

South West: Home - South West Councils (

East Midlands: East Midlands Strategic Migration Partnership (

West Midlands: WMSMP – Providing local support and strategic leadership

Yorkshire and Humber: Welcome to Yorkshire and Humber! Information for Hong Kong British Nationals (Overseas) (

North East: Hong Kong Welcome Hub - North East Migration Partnership | North East Migration Partnership (

North West: Hong Kong BN(O) – North West Regional Strategic Migration Partnership (

Wales: Wales Strategic Migration Partnership - WLGA

Scotland: Home | COSLA Strategic Migration Partnership (

Northern Ireland: Strategic Migration Partnership | NILGA