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Can wife apply for British citizenship in HK?

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    Quote Originally Posted by markranson:
    It would be simpler to go the BN(O) route but again, this would mean moving back to the UK now and staying there for 5 years or more until your spouse is able to apply for citizenship.
    Just to clarify, if she goes through the BNO route, as the BNO isn't recognised by the MPF, she wouldn't be able to take out her MPF even after 5 years residency and successfully getting British Citizen? My sister in law who works for AIA is uncertain and is asking others. Would she therefore need British CItizenship through other means (dependency, etc) to get her MPF out?

    Quote Originally Posted by ArrynField:
    Buy her some books for Christmas, as she'll need to pass the Life in UK test...

    https://www.officiallifeintheuk.co.uk/shop
    She studied and lived in the UK for nearly 10 years, so I think she's well versed in English culture.
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    Quote Originally Posted by periphery831:
    She studied and lived in the UK for nearly 10 years
    Why didn't she apply for a passport back then?

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    '... if she goes through the BNO route, as the BNO isn't recognised by the MPF, she wouldn't be able to take out her MPF even after 5 years residency and successfully getting British Citizen?'

    Once she is a British citizen she will have a British passport as opposed to a BN(O) passport, in which case she should be able to take out her MPF. As a British citizen with a British passport she can demonstrate that she has left HK for good.

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    Quote Originally Posted by periphery831:
    Just to clarify, if she goes through the BNO route, as the BNO isn't recognised by the MPF, she wouldn't be able to take out her MPF even after 5 years residency and successfully getting British Citizen? My sister in law who works for AIA is uncertain and is asking others. Would she therefore need British CItizenship through other means (dependency, etc) to get her MPF out?


    She studied and lived in the UK for nearly 10 years, so I think she's well versed in English culture.
    The Life in the UK test has very little to do with everyday UK culture unless she spent her evenings down the pub discussing kings and queens and such like. OK a bit of an exaggeration but she will need to read the book.

  5. #25
    Quote Originally Posted by hullexile:
    The Life in the UK test has very little to do with everyday UK culture unless she spent her evenings down the pub discussing kings and queens and such like. OK a bit of an exaggeration but she will need to read the book.
    Yeah, in all seriousness she's got enough friends from the UK that have did the test too. She's sorted.

    Quote Originally Posted by emx:
    Why didn't she apply for a passport back then?
    Student visa.

    Cheers everyone.

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    It is very simple, if you want to take out your MPF you need to be able to show you are leaving HK forever.
    Holding a BNO does not grant you the right to stay in UK forever and is the same as going to UK for a holiday.

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