A new immigration route opened on 31 January 2021, providing British National (Overseas) (BN(O)) status holders from Hong Kong and their dependants with the opportunity to come to the UK to live, study and work, on a pathway to citizenship.
The government has produced an online welcome pack for all BN(O) status holders with information, translated into Cantonese, on how to access services and understand life in the UK.
Welcome to Devon
Local authorities are already playing a key role in working with local partners and communities to ensure BN(O) status holders are welcomed and given help and support to successfully integrate in their new communities across Devon. Working together we have created the Devon Hong Kong Welcome Partnership.
St. Sidwell’s Community Centre has created their own Welcome to Devon guide in Cantonese which aims to provide you with the information you will need to thrive here and to link you to community services that are there to help you.
Destitution support through the government’s HK Welcome scheme
If you need assistance, please contact:
South West Councils
11 Middle Street