UK Home Office has announced the details of the new “Immigration Rules“, which is the new point-based system. Although there is no provision at the end of the document for the new BN(O) visa. The Home Office confirmed again at the end of statement, that they will introduce new visas for BN(O) holders and their close family (immediate family dependents), and the applicant must be ordinary resident in Hong Kong.
It is a pity that the UK Home Office has not changed the requirement that visa applicants must be BN(O), nor does it mention about reopening the BN(O) to those who did not apply at the time to re-apply. The UK Government believes that, this new visa project is to fulfill the historical and moral responsibility of the United Kingdom for Hong Kong BN(O) holders, because this group of Hong Kong people chooses to maintain contact with the United Kingdom.