Information for people from Hong Kong

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The government’s official welcome pack is available in English and Traditional Chinese.

In addition to this guide, the government have created this webpage with useful information on key areas of concern for new arrivals such as housing, education, National Insurance Numbers, starting a new business and many other concerns.

Visas

Find out more about the UK government’s Hong Kong British National Overseas visa route

Visit UKHK for a useful video in Cantonese on practical information regarding the HK BNO visa

Visit HK Brits for a variety of resources and advice relating to the HK BNO visa in English and Traditional Chinese

Employment

Find out more about the UK government’s advice on careers

Find out more about the UK government’s advice on translating qualifications

Find out more about the UK government’s advice on starting a business

Find out more about the UK government’s advice on opening a bank account

Visit UKHK for practical information regarding employment within the UK as well as a video in Cantonese on taxation.

Visit HK Brits for a variety of resources and advice relating to employment and tax in English and Traditional Chinese

Education

Find out more about the UK government’s advice on choosing a school

Find out more about the UK government’s advice on higher education

Find out more about the UK government’s advice on further education

Find out more about the UK government’s advice on further education for adults

Visit UKHK for a useful video in Cantonese on practical information regarding the UK education as well as links to how to choose a school

Visit HK Brits for a variety of resources and advice relating to education in English and Traditional Chinese

English language classes/ESOL

Find out more about the UK government’s advice on learning English

Here is a list of ESOL providers in the South East who have volunteered to provide ESOL to new HK arrivals either for free or at reduced price. This is separate but complementary to local authority funded ESOL.

Health

Find out more about the UK government’s advice on registering with a GP

Visit UKHK for a useful video in Cantonese on the UK health system and the  Immigrant Health Surcharge

Visit HK Brits for a variety of resources and advice relating to UK Healthcare in English and Traditional Chinese

Housing

Find out more about the UK government’s advice on renting

Access this letter created by DLUHC to landlords reassuring them of the eligibility of people on LOTR and HK BNO visa holders to rent in the UK

Visit HK Brits for resources and advice relating to renting in English and Traditional Chinese

Find out more about the UK government’s advice on buying a property

Visit UKHK for a useful video in Cantonese on practical information regarding the housing system in the UK

Police and Reporting Hate Crime

Find out more about the UK government’s advice on hate crime

Places of Worship

Visit UKHK for a useful video in Cantonese on churches in the UK as well as links to finding a church in your area

Visit UK Brits to access information and advice relating to religion in English and Traditional Chinese

Food

Visit UK Brits to access information and advice relating to food and nutrition in English and Traditional Chinese

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