The Government has announced the introduction of a new visa route for British National (Overseas) citizens and their families from January 2021. The ‘Hong Kong BN(O) Visa’ will enable applicants to live, work and study in the UK, although they will not be able to access public funds.
The Tier 1 (Investor) visa category celebrated its 25th year anniversary in 2019. It is one of the last survivors of a number of visa categories introduced (or rebranded) in 1994 such as the business person/entrepreneur route, closed off last year, and a number of other later visa categories such as HSMP and Post Study Work which have come and gone.
As the global COVID-19 lockdown starts to ease across the world, UK visa application centres are starting to reopen. From the start of June, a number of centres in Asia and Australasia reopened, with many more in Europe, Africa and Central Asia due to come on-stream from the week of 29 June.
Many a brilliant person may find it difficult to confidently respond when asked ‘what makes you special’? There are a lot of reasons why extolling your strengths may not come naturally. One reason might be ‘imposter syndrome’, when people feel they are not good enough or worthy of their position. Studies show that imposter syndrome is something experienced by the majority of people at some point and also felt disproportionately by women and people of colour.
China has now approved its controversial national security law for Hong Kong, further tightening its political control over the city’s special administrative region status.
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