I am in the process of applying T2 dependant visa within the UK, via the online system.
(Link as here, https://visas-immigration.service.gov.u ... nt-partner
However, a question in the system caught me off-guard –
I am from Hong Kong and have two passports, (hong Kong Passport and British National Oversea passport). My T5 YMS was applied with the BNO passport, and I use BNO in the UK for anything, such as got married in council, bank account and etc.
Every time when I have to choose the nationality, in the UK, I will choose or I was asked to choose British. Because I am holding a BNO passport issued by the UK and in this BNO passport, it says I am a British national. (Even that if you know, BNO holder do not have the right to reside in the UK, and I have to apply visa from any stay more than 6 months.)
The Problem I faced, from the online T2 dependant apply system is:
When I have to choose the nationality, I am able to choose more than one. However,
There is no an option of “British” or “united kingdom”, of course, no “British National Oversea” as well.
There is only” British citizen” , and the wording from the website after you choose British citizen, Below sentences will show,
“If you are a British citizen, or have the right of abode in the UK, we cannot issue you with a visa. If you choose to make an application for a visa, it will not be processed and will lapse. The application fee will not be refunded.”
So, I can only choose “Hong Kong”, I am happy with it as I came from Hong Kong J.
OK. Seems not a problem, right? But...
Then I have to enter my passport detail. I prefer enter the detail of my BNO passport, as my T5 YMS visa is in BNO. There is not any record and visa to allow me to stay in the UK in my Hong Kong passport. And I have to enter BRP number after that.
OK. After I finish the part of my personal data, in the page of “ document”
Below sentences will show,
These documents are mandatory and you must provide them as part of your application. Tick the box to agree that you will provide each document: (Required)
The passport or travel document for Ms xxxxxx from Hong Kong Special Administrative Region of China
The biometric residence permit for Ms xxxxxxx”
THEN, I am confused!!!!
1. Should I just use Hong Kong passport the application?
2. If I use BNO for the application, should I choose the second nationality ” British citizen”??
3. If I use BNO, and just choose "Hong Kong” as my nationality only. (to avoid the application not be processed and lapse) What will happen when I go to the visa centre and should I bring with my Hong Kong passport? Even I did not enter the detail of Hong Kong passport?
4. If I use BNO, and just choose “Hong Kong” as my nationality only. (to avoid the application not be processed and lapse), then I cannot show “The passport or travel document for Ms xxxxxx from Hong Kong Special Administrative Region of China” on that day in visa center… BNO is issued by UK, not Hong Kong.
Can there anyone can give me some advice?
Thanks so much!!!