Changing UK (BNO) Passport to FULL UK PASSPORT Help, Info, Procedure required

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    Smile Changing UK (BNO) Passport to FULL UK PASSPORT Help, Info, Procedure required

    Hi all,

    I am born in HK in 1991 , i have a HK PR and a UK (BNO) Passport , got no other nationality
    i want to change it to Full UK Passport, i know some people who did it but unfortunately they are not very helpful at guiding me, i would appreciate all kind of help,info and guidance from the forum.

    Thanks in Advance


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    If you meet the requirements here: UK Border Agency | Can I register as a British citizen under the British Nationality (Hong Kong) Act 1997?

    Then the process for registering as a British Citizen is explained here: UK Border Agency | How do I register as a British citizen under the British Nationality (Hong Kong) Act 1997?

    The Guidance document is available here: http://www.ukba.homeoffice.gov.uk/si...y/guide_em.pdf

    The form you need is completed online then printed out. You will need to pay an application fee of £580 using a credit card.


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    Hi, very good info , just wanted to confirm one little thing, do i have to be over 21years of age or i can just apply it now? as some ppl who did it said to me u have to be 21 to change

    Thanks


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    Since the first link includes the phrase "If the applicant is a child born on or after 4 February 1997" then clearly you don't need to be over 21.


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    Eddie, this may apply to you:

    If you became a British national through your Hong Kong connections but are ethnically Chinese, you may be considered a Chinese national under Chinese nationality rules. You should contact the immigration department of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region for advice before you make your application.


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    Help here pls

    Hey did you apply it yet? I am also looking forward to apply it