//Willis Fu Yiu-wai, immigration director at Hong Kong-based consultants Goldmax Associates, on Tuesday said Hongkongers holding the BN(O) visa in the UK might face challenges providing proof of income if authorities imposed the new requirements on them.
“Many Hongkongers opt for part-time jobs like being truck drivers in the UK, and may not have stable income and documents to show they reach the salary threshold,” Fu said. “Some of them live their life only relying on passive income from investments.”
Fu said those applying for BN(O) visas in future might have to first secure a job in the UK before leaving the city, adding more restrictions might be imposed on various schemes after the new rules were introduced.
“In situations where public resources are strained, including healthcare and employment, many countries often prioritise the needs of their citizens by implementing stricter immigration policies,” Fu said.//