We have seen a big increase in travelers from Hong Kong due to the government scheme on the BN(O) visas. The UK Government estimates that approximately 300,000 British National (Overseas) families will take up the visa offer over the next 5 years.
To support this, House of Fisher has set up a dedicated relocate from Hong Kong page and have a relocations team available on 01189 514151 to help and assist with this process.
British National (Overseas) Visa
If you are from Hong Kong and you are a British National (Overseas), you may apply for a British Nationals (Overseas) visa for you and your family members, also known as a BNO Visa. This will entitle you to work, live and study in the UK.
You will need to demonstrate that you are financially capable of supporting yourself and your family, including housing costs, for six months. Further information can be found on the UK government website via this link.
Why Relocating to Reading is such a popular choice for Hong Kong Residents
Reading, Berkshire is proving extremely popular as a relocation area for a number of reasons:
- Reading’s accessibility to London, including a new £800 million train station.
- Reading is a thriving business hub, home to over 11,000 businesses which include the headquarters for utility providers, biopharmaceutical companies, green energy and cybernetics companies.
- Close proximity to the M4 motorway and convenient transport links to London as well as the main UK Airports,
- Renowned technology hub referred to as the ‘UK’s Silicon Valley’ for many years, making it a logical town for the initial 5G rollout in 2019.
- Reading positioned #2, reporting high scores for jobs, income, housing, the environment and transport.
Visit our dedicated relocate from Hong Kong page or call our relocations team available on 01189 514151 for further details.
Educational Opportunities making Reading appealing for the entire family
Reading has a vast selection of schools and colleges, including over 50 state funded primary schools for 4-11 year olds with six rated as outstanding in their recent Ofsted inspection, 10 state secondary schools and colleges. Three of the town’s ten state secondary schools and colleges (for 11 – 18-year-olds) also achieved this top rating. Further information, including performance tables, can be found here.
The University of Reading ranks in the top 30 UK universities with over 19,000 students attending from 150+ countries.
In addition to state funded education, Reading also boasts 7 private schools, offering places for children of high school age with some also offering nursery and primary places.
Visit our dedicated relocate from Hong Kong page or call our relocations team available on 01189 514151 for further details about Thames Valley education.
Popular local events and beautiful settings
The Thames Valley hosts a wide range of hugely popular events throughout the year, you could experience the wonders of the world renowned horse racing at Royal Ascot, Windsor and Newbury, Reading Music Festival, and the world’s largest Air show in Farnborough.
The Thames Valley, located in the heart of South East England, benefits from an array of incredible countryside and areas of outstanding natural beauty. On the doorstep and easily accessible via public transport or car is breath-taking scenery, forests and parks.
We are here to support you
House of Fisher are pleased to welcome Hong Kong residents and families looking to relocate to the UK. Call our dedicated relocations team on 01189 514151 and our friendly, knowledgeable team will be on hand to assist you with every part of your relocation.