British Nationals Overseas (BNOs)

Hong Kong British Nationals Overseas (BNOs) status holders can apply for a new immigration route, enabling them and their dependents to come to the UK to live, work and study on a pathway to citizenship. The West Midlands Welcome Hub (WMWH) has been set up to support new arrivals from Hong Kong on the British Nationals Overseas (BNOs) visa to access information to help their integration into the UK.

You can access a range of supporting information from the WMWH.

Coventry City Council's Migration Team offers an array of support to BNOs who are due to arrive in Coventry or have recently arrived. Our support includes advice and guidance on:

  • housing and services;
  • accessing education;
  • healthcare;
  • employment;
  • starting a business;
  • English language support;
  • accessing public funds you're eligible for;

The team also has a dedicated BNO Coordinator who provides dedicated support helping to connect new arrivals with local community/faith groups and other organisations across the city, along with providing advice and guidance on how to access services such as banking, employment, ESOL and much more. 

For more information and support for BNOs arriving in the United Kingdom, check out the government's website

If you would like to contact the Migration Team and learn more about the support they give, email