British government turns down proposal to extend Hong Kong BN(O) visa scheme to adult children of eligible parties

The UK government has turned down a proposal to extend the country’s British National (Overseas) visa scheme to Hongkongers aged 18 to 25 who do not possess the special status, but whose parents do.Immigration minister Kevin Foster told the House of Commons on Tuesday that the government had “issues” with the new clause as drafted, saying it was too broad and its scope could conceivably cover those who had never even set foot in Hong Kong.However, the matter is expected to be raised again when…

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