Hong Kong Welcome Hub

The North East Migration Partnership (NEMP) is working 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 links to services and access to resources that may provide assistance.

We have worked with our partners to develop a Hong Kong North East Welcome Guide to support the integration of new arrivals in the region. The welcome guide 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 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


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


New arrivals survey

Complete our survey for new arrivals to let us know what support you need.

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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