Hong Kong Welcome Hub

At the North East Migration Partnership (NEMP), we work with the Department for Levelling Up, Housing and Communities, to coordinate the welcome programme for new arrivals from Hong Kong, who are settling in the North East. We have developed this Welcome Hub to provide information on a variety of services, and access to key resources, that can be used to provide assistance to BN(O)s.

We play an important role in the delivery of the Hong Kong BN(O) Welcome Programme in the North East region, working together with local authorities, and voluntary and community sector organisations (VCSEs) to provide support while integrating into their local communities. We provide a range of services, such as:

  • sharing key information with local authorities and VCSE organisations, and providing feedback to central government on the issues faced by BN(O)s.
  • holing meetings with regional and local partners, to share best practice and better understand the needs of BN(O)s.
  • commissioning support for BN(O)s, where they have identified a need for support, such as providing regional training opportunities; integration activities; ESOL support.
  • signposting BN(O)s to services and escalating issues when needed.

We have recently worked together with partners to develop a North East Welcome Guide for arrivals from Hong Kong, which is available in both English and Cantonese.

Advice for British National (Overseas) Visa Holders

A British National (Overseas) visa lets you live, work, and study in the UK. Find out more about your rights here.

BN(O) Visa Advice

Hong Kong BN(O) Guidance for Councils

Guidance is available for councils which are supporting British National (Overseas) visa holders.

Guidance for Councils

Services in the North East

There are a range of local and national services which are available to help BN(O) visa holders with life in the UK.

Services in the North East

Events in the North East

Organisations across the North East hold regular events for Hongkongers in the region.

Events in the North East

Hong Kong BN(O) Visa Scheme News

Hong Kong BN(O) visa scheme news updates, including DLUHC announcements, funding opportunities and other key information.

Hong Kong BN(O) Visa News
UASC, UAS Children, NEMP, North East Migration Partnership, Asylum Seekers, Unaccompanied Asylum Seeking Children

English for BN(O) Visa Holders

Hong Kong BN(O) visa holders are able to learn English through a variety of means; click to find out more information on the support that is available.

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Our resources explain more about life in the UK, including health, employment, education, and money.


New Arrivals Survey

Complete our BN(O) survey for new arrivals from Hong Kong, to let us know what support you need. Data from the survey will be shared with NEMP only, to inform planning and delivery of the NE BN(O) Welcome Hub.

Please contact nemp@middlesbrough.gov.uk to be introduced to the single point of contact in the region or for any queries and further information regarding Hong Kong BN(O).

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