But I think if that were the case, and as South Africans holding settled status in Hong Kong we were automatically classed as British citizens, then surely that would stand even after we left HK and especially when we came to Britain? At the moment we are in the process of getting Indefinite Leave to Remain, with the ultimate aim of obtaining British citizenship and passports. If we had British citizenship in HK, I am sure this process now would be much easier and shorter than it is...
and I just found this:
But then I also found this:
"Article 14 of the subsequent Nationality, Immigration and Asylum Act 2002, stated specifically that a person may not be registered as a British overseas territories citizen by virtue of a connection with Hong Kong."
South Africa is a commonwealth country, both my parents had settled status, and I was born in 1985.
"[The British Nationality Act 1981] that those who have CUKC (Citizenship of the United Kingdom and Colonies) in connection with Hong Kong or those born in Hong Kong on or after 1983 by a parent settled in Hong Kong are BDTC."
Ok. I am really confused now!