Hongkongers should buy a home before they emigrate. Getting a UK mortgage is actually easier when you are still in Hong Kong.
You can apply for a UK mortgage directly from a Hong Kong bank, but only for properties in London’s zones 1 and 2.
From January 2021, any of Hong Kong’s 2.9 million BN(O) passport holders – and their immediate dependants – will be able to apply for a special visa which gives them the opportunity to live in the UK for five years and a path to permanent residency.
Hongkongers can get Turkish citizenship by buying property worth US$250,000, which in turn allows them to set up a business in the UK and get permanent residency.
The current social unrest in Hong Kong has led to a rising number of applications for emigration. Malaysia has been one of the most popular destinations thanks to the MM2H (Malaysia My Second Home) programme.