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Closed petition Give British Nationals (Overseas) immediate entitlement to British citizenship

We want the UK Government to grant British Citizenship to the Hong Kong people holding the valid British National (Overseas) passports immediately and unconditionally, instead of having these people applying for BNO visa scheme and then waiting for 5+1 years to apply for British Citizenship.

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This petition is based on the circumstances as follows:

1/ China has been found to breach the Sino-British Joint Declaration.

2/ Concerns that Chinese and Hong Kong authorities have failed to abide by their international human rights commitments and violate the universal rights and freedoms of Hong Kong people.

3/ Britain should never abdicate her moral responsibility to her former colonial subjects from Hong Kong.

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