Other Visas/Services


British National (Overseas) Visa - BNO

British Nationals (Overseas) citizens can apply for this new BNO visa together with family members from the same family. Under special circumstances, the Ministry of the Interior may exercise its discretion to grant the visa to other family members who are highly dependent on the same family. Family members must belong to the same family as the citizen BNO. If a person usually lives at the same address and intends to live together during their stay in the UK, they will belong to the same family as a BNO citizen.

Who can apply for a BNO visa?

Immigration rules have strict requirements in terms of the documents that are needed in support of a British national overseas visa. To qualify BNO visa, you will need to satisfy the following requirements: 

  • Your age is at least 18 years old.

  • You are a British national (overseas).

  • You are ordinarily resident in Hong Kong.

  • You have no serious criminal convictions.

  • You are competent in the English language.

  • You can support yourself in the UK for at least 6 months.

  • You will need to provide a valid TB test certificate from an approved test center and issued within the last 6 months.

Exact requirements vary depending upon the state of affairs. You do not need a valid BNO passport to show eligibility. You can discuss your British national (overseas) visa application and eligibility to an immigration lawyer. Our team of business immigration barristers will help you with organizing to ensure that your career progression will fit your immigration aims and targets.

Financial maintenance

If you want to get a British national (overseas) visa, you must have cash funds to show that you can provide accommodation and financial support for yourself.

You can show this with:

  • Your bank statements

  • Your investment details

  • An offer of employment in the UK

  • Income of your partner, spouse, or other family members

To get the BNO visa, you must have evidence of your relationship, if he is your spouse, your civil partner, or your child.

British national overseas visa holders can work in case of employment, self-employment, or voluntary work. They have the right to work consistent with UK employment laws. If your visa application is approved, you can stay in the UK for a period of either 30 months or 5 years.

You cannot claim public funds (social welfare benefits). If you want to settle or obtain citizenship in the UK, your application will attract additional fees.

Why should you choose Sindhu immigration services to help you obtain a BNO visa?

We help British Nationals (Overseas) Visa to get corresponding BNO visa in UK. We can handle the BNO visa application process on your behalf. If you need advice on the correct paperwork to support the BNO visa application, help develop a compelling case that convinces UKVI that you need a BNO visa to play the real role, or assist in the execution of a compliant recruitment process. We are very happy to be convenient and effective in understanding and meeting the needs of our customers.


UK Ancestry Visa

For the people who were born in any commonwealth country, the chances of having ancestral ties to the UK are quite high. If your grandparents were born in the UK, the Isle of Man, or the Channel Islands, you can apply for the UK ancestry visa. Under this visa category, you will be allowed to work and live in the UK for a period of 5-years. In addition to this, your family members can also move to the UK with you. 

Documentation required for the UK ancestry visa

Here is the checklist of the documents you need to apply for the UK ancestry visa:

  • A valid passport

  • Intent of work 

  • Travel documents

  • Evidence of the UK ancestry

  • Evidence of residency and identity

  • Evidence of current employment or studies

  • Available finances, property, and assets

  • Grandparents' original birth certificate

Please contact our legal experts/advisors for more details.


Travel Document

The Home Office travel document allows non-UK nationals to travel outside the UK if they are not able to use or obtain a passport from their countries. Home office travel documents can only be applied in certain special circumstances.

Eligibility for Travel Document

To   obtain a travel document a person must be living in the UK for one of the following reasons:

  • Person has permission to stay as a refugee or stateless person

  • Person has humanitarian protection for a limited time after a failed asylum application

  • Person has discretionary leave for a limited time after a failed   asylum application; or

  • Person has indefinite leave to remain.

  • It is necessary to know that a person must show that they have formally applied for and been unreasonably refused a passport by authorities in their country. People who have permission to be in the UK as a refugee or stateless person are exempt from this condition.

Types of travel documents

There are four different types of travel documents that a person can apply for, depending on their circumstances and their status in the UK:

  • If person is a refugee, they can apply for a convention travel document 

  • If person is stateless, they can apply for a stateless person's document 

  • If person is a non-UK citizen that wants to leave the UK and not come back, they can apply for a one-way document (also known as an IS137)

  • If a person has been refused a passport by their own country's national authorities, they can apply for a certificate of travel.

UK Passport

If you are a British citizen by birth, naturalisation, or registration, you can apply for a UK passport. Our skilled team of immigration solicitors can provide expert professional guidance and assistance for your UK passport application. Ask our immigration solicitors a query for free immigration assistance or make an appointment for full immigration guidance and advice on your UK  passport application.


Who is eligible to apply? 

If you are a: 

  • British National 

  • Aged 16 or over (or will be in 3 weeks)

  • Never had a UK passport before


UK Passport Application

As soon as you have obtained British nationality by birth, naturalisation, or registration, you can apply for your first UK passport. If the applicant is based outside of the United Kingdom, he or she can apply for a first UK passport online. When applying for a first UK passport from outside the UK, it might take up to 6 months for the applicant to receive their first UK passport.

If the applicant is in the United Kingdom, he or she can apply for their first UK passport either online or on paper. Within 7 weeks, a decision on a first UK passport from within the UK is usually made.


UK Passport Renewal

You can apply for a UK passport renewal before or after your current passport expires. You can apply for a renewal of your UK  passport from outside the UK if you live there. If you live in the UK, you may renew your UK passport from within the country. If you apply online, you can follow your passport application straightaway, and if you apply by mail, you can track it after six weeks.

UK Passport After Naturalisation

After becoming a British citizen, you can apply for your first adult UK passport. After naturalisation as a British citizen, Her Majesty's Passport Office  typically takes up to 7 weeks to process the application for the first adult UK passport.


How To Apply For UK Passport?

  • You may apply for a passport renewal, replacement, or update online.

  • You may also utilise the Post Office Check and Send service or pick up passport application forms from your local Post Office and apply by mail.

  • Applying for a passport online is less expensive than applying via mail.

Renewing or replacing a passport online might take up to 6 weeks. A first adult passport may take a little longer. You might be able to acquire a passport quickly if you need to travel for humanitarian reasons or for a job, or if you need to establish your identification.


What can we do to assist you?

We may assist you in your application for a UK passport and travel document. We handle all aspects of the process until the HM Passport Office makes a verdict on your application. Our immigration experts will do the relevant casework in connection with your application for a UK passport:


  • Regarding your nationality status while determining your eligibility for a UK passport;

  • Informing you on the applicable laws, processes, and prerequisites for a UK passport application;

  • Advising you on the necessary documentation to provide in favor of your application for a UK passport;

  • Filling out the necessary application form for a UK passport;

  • Filing your UK passport application to the HM Passport Office  and communicating with them until the HM Passport Office makes a ruling on your UK  passport application.