Hong Kong: professional classes polarised by new British visa pathway system - Nick Rollason quoted in IBA

2 March 2021

Nicolas Rollason, Partner in our Immigration team, was quoted in IBA on 1 March 2021. Nick, who is also Senior Vice-Chair of the IBA Immigration and Nationality Law Committee, was commenting on the the new visa pathway programme that opened in January that the UK created for Hong Kong residents with BNO passports.

Immigration traffic between Hong Kong and the UK has taken place for years and is unlikely to change significantly because of the new visa pathway system,” he says.

Many wealthy Hong Kong families have relocated to the UK for lifestyle reasons, including because of the education system, while maintaining a presence in Hong Kong for business purposes.

Hong Kong-based BNO passport holders may steer clear of the new visa pathway programme as a result of the political connotations and the possible effects on their businesses,” suggests Nick.

The full article from the IBA can be read here 

Further information

Should you have any queries regarding the issues raised in this blog please contact Nick or any member of  our immigration team.


About the author

Nick Rollason heads our Immigration team and advises on all areas of UK immigration and nationality law. He has particular expertise in providing strategic advice to businesses on their global immigration needs. He is regularly consulted by the UK immigration authorities on proposed changes to the UK immigration rules and policy.


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