If you’re from Hong Kong and are a British National (Overseas) you and your family members can apply for a British National (Overseas) visa. It allows you to live, work and study in the UK. Someone who was a British overseas territories citizen by connection with Hong Kong was able to register as a British national (overseas) before 1 July 1997.
British overseas territories citizens from Hong Kong who did not register as British nationals (overseas) and had no other nationality or citizenship on 30 June 1997 became British overseas citizens on 1 July 1997. If you’re not already a British national (overseas), you cannot apply to become one.
You can apply for a BNO visa if you’re:
Your permanent home must be:
Your family members can apply for a BNO visa if they’re eligible. They must usually apply at the same time as you, unless they are your partner or your child under the age of 18.
Rights as a British national (overseas)
You can apply for settlement if you have a BNO visa and if you’ve spent 5 continuous years in the UK. You may be able to register as a British citizen if you’re a British national (overseas) and meet certain conditions.