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Important Information for passengers travelling on British National (Overseas) passports

Latest update: 30 Jan 2021 23:30 HKT (GMT+8)

The HKSAR government has announced that with effect from 31 January 2021, the British National (Overseas) passport will no longer be recognised as valid travel document or proof of identity.

Passengers travelling with Cathay Pacific to / and from Hong Kong are asked to note the following:

  1. BN(O) passport cannot be used for immigration clearance in Hong Kong. The Hong Kong residents concerned may continue to use their HKSAR Passports or Hong Kong Permanent Identity Cards for entering or departing Hong Kong;
  2. BN(O) passport cannot be used as any form of proof of identity in Hong Kong. The Hong Kong residents concerned may continue to use their Hong Kong Permanent Identity Cards as proof of identity;
  3. When passengers board flights for Hong Kong, airlines concerned must require Hong Kong residents travelling on a British National (Overseas) passport to present their HKSAR Passports or Hong Kong Permanent Identity Cards as proof;
  4. Hong Kong permanent residents who are not of Chinese nationality and do not hold other valid travel document may apply to the Immigration Department for Document of Identity for Visa Purposes for international travel.