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British Passport : British Hong Kong (1990 — 1997)

British Passport issued in Hong Kong for a British national. The class of passport was first issued in 1987 after the Hong Kong Act 1985, from which this new class of British nationality was created. Holders of these passports were permanent residents of Hong Kong, until 1 July 1997 when Hong Kong was handed over to Chinese sovereignty from British rule.

It was established as a Crown colony in 1843 and later designated a British Dependent Territory in 1981 until 1997.

Interestingly, despite a British passport which normally has a validity of 10 years for an adult, this passport was ceased to be valid on the last day of the British-power in Hong Kong before the sovereignty of the territory being handed to the People's Republic of China on 1 July 1997.

It has some stain noticeable on page 1 and page 2 with the adhesive used for the photo lamination has turned brown probably due to excessive humidity.

On page 9, it has an immigration stamping from Canada.


On page 7, it has a visa sticker for the United States permitting the holder to study at Southern College of Technology, Mariette GA. This visa has a lamination with hologram over the photo area. It was issued in 1992 and valid for five years, beyond the validity of the passport itself. The visa is of Type R (for Regular passport) and Class F-1 (non-immigrant student visa that allows foreigners to pursue education in the United States and F-1 students must maintain a full course of study).


Total pages: 30

Spouse information has been removed.
Page Description
Front Cover Document's Name

Country's Name

Golden printing, flat without incuse.
Front Cover - Interior Side Diplomatic Request Page
Page 1 Document's Name
Country's Name
Passport Holder's Name
Document Number
Page 2 Physical Description
Page 3 Passport Holder's Photo
Page 4 Permitted Countries
Passport Validity
Page 5 Observations
Page 6 until Page 30 Visas
Page 30 Emergency Contacts
Back Cover - Interior Side / Endpaper Notes & Regulations

The printing code on page 28 is M/744067/A and endpaper is 8640070 M/744067/A.

When machine-readable passports were introduced on 1 June 1990, the cover colour was changed to burgundy.


The overprint has the abbreviation HK for Hong Kong, where normal British Passport has the abbreviation PO for Passport Office.

Students (F-1 and M-1) and exchange visitors (J-1) must have both a valid visa of the correct category and a current I-20, I-201D, or IAP-66 in order to apply for admission or re-admission to the United States.

The Governor of Hong Kong requests and requires in the Name of Her Majesty all those whom it may concern to allow the bearer to pass freely let or hindrance, and to afford the bearer such assistance and protection as may be necessary.

British Dependent Territories Citizen
Hong Kong

This passport is valid for all countries unless otherwise endorsed (subject to any visa or other entry regulations of countries to be visited)

Holder has the right of abode in Hong Kong


1 Validity A passport is valid for ten years, unless otherwise stated. If issued to a child under sixteen years of age it is normally valid for five years in the first instance but may be extended for a further five years without further charge. A passport which is ten years old or has no further space for visas must be replaced by a new one.

2 Citizenship and National Status British citizens have the right of abode in the United Kingdom. No right of abode in the United Kingdom derives from the status as British nationals of British Dependent Territories citizens, British Nationals (Overseas), British Overseas citizens, British protected persons and British subjects.

3 Immigration and Visa Requirements The possession of a passport does not exempt the holder from compliance with any immigration regulations in force in any territory or from the necessity of obtaining a visa or permit where required. It should be noted in this connection that the majority of British territories overseas have immigration restrictions applicable to British nationals as well as aliens.

4 Children Children who have reached the age of sixteen years require separate passports.

5 Registration Overseas British nationals resident overseas who are entitled to the protection of the United Kingdom authorities should contact the nearest British High Commission, Embassy or Consulate to enquire about any arrangements for registration of their names and addresses. Failure to do so may in an emergency result in difficulty or delay in according them assistance and protection.

6 Dual Nationality British nationals who are also nationals of another country cannot be protected by Her Majesty’s Representatives against the authorities of that country. If, under the law of that country, they are liable for any obligation (such as military service), the fact that they are British nationals does not exempt them from it. A person having some connection with a Commonwealth or foreign country (eg by birth, by descent through either parent, by marriage or by residence) may be a national of that country, in addition to being a British national. Acquisition of British nationality or citizenship by a foreigner does not necessarily cause the loss of nationality of origin.

7 Caution This passport remains the property of Her Majesty’s Government in the United Kingdom and may be withdrawn at any time. It should not be tampered with or passed to an unauthorised person. Any case of loss or destruction should be immediately reported to the local police and to the nearest British passport issuing authority (eg Passport Office, London; British Consulate; British High Commission or Colonial authority); only after exhaustive enquiries can a replacement be issued in such circumstances. The passport of a deceased person should be submitted for cancellation to the nearest such passport authority: it will be returned on request.
8640070 M/744067/A