UK Welcomes Hong Kongers

‘Welcome Hong Kongers Project’ (WHKP) 《迎接香港人計劃》 is a diverse civil society group organising under the umbrella of UK Welcomes Refugees. We are neutral and non partisan politically and our vision is of a more welcoming world for all.


We have come together in response to the UK Government’s generous decision to welcome Hong Kong BN(O) passport holders, and the anticipated arrival of individuals and families from Hong Kong, who plan to resettle here.


Our primary aim is to organise local Welcome Groups in the towns and cities where most Hong Kongers will settle and for these Groups to become the focus for local agencies, and services to offer support, advice and welcome. We hope to provide counsel on schools, local services, jobs and housing but also, because most of us are volunteers, we aim to be good neighbours and help and support the overall challenging process of resettlement.


《迎接香港人計劃》是 英國迎接避難者(UK Welcomes Refugees)所舉辦,動員公民社會的多元组織一同參與迎接香港移民的嘗試。英國迎接避難者(UK Welcomes Refugees) (網址: / 註冊編號:12679315)是一個政治中立、無政黨背景的非牟利團體,我們的宗旨是建立讓每一個人都能感到自己受到歡迎的世界。


《迎接香港人計劃》是為了配合英國政府放寬香港海外公民持有者 (BN(O)) 來英定居的新移民政策,並預計將會有為數不少的香港人及其家庭的移英計劃,而本計劃是為了協助這些來自香港的移民在英國安家樂業。




Registered Company 12679315.

Photos of activities

Reports To Download


2 year anniversary of Hong Kong BNO

Press release: 30th January 2023   Hong Kongers and welcomers gather to mark second anniversary of British National (Overseas) visa scheme and celebrate lunar new year.   Recently-arrived Hong Kongers and those helping them to settle and integrate in the UK gathered on Monday 30 January at an evening reception held by the Welcoming Committee […]

New Hong Kong arrivals inject fresh enthusiasm and vigour into UK Civic Life and Politics – Research Findings

The recent study on civic engagement and social integration of Hong Kongers in the UK conducted jointly by UK Welcome Refugees and the Good Neighbour Church, England have inspired some insights on this issue. The study collected data from 586 Hong Kongers who came to the UK through the BN(O) visa scheme which was first [...]

Statement on the Russian Invasion of Ukraine

UKWR deplores the Russian invasion of Ukraine, a democratic and independent European state.   We urge the UK government to ensure that all people fleeing the conflict can access humanitarian assistance, particularly the most vulnerable, and that freedom of movement is guaranteed for all seeking refuge from conflict.   Whilst we welcome the partial relaxation of [...]

Central London Social Integration Workshop

The Central London Social Integration Workshop is a perfect example of how people can build relationships, get to know each other, and support each other online. Times flies, next week is the last session, we are going to have face-to-face gatherings at St. Matin-in-the-field, and more exciting activities will be launched. Let's act together to [...]

Calling for volunteers – Birmingham

Would you like to welcome and support newly arrived Hongkongers into your local community? We invite you to share your knowledge and life experience in a one-off online workshop or to become involved in a long-term volunteering engagement.   Following the London workshop, we will join hands with the Hong Kong Link Up and Chinese [...]

Integration Workshop for new Hong Kong arrivals

We cordially invite you to join us for an online workshop named "Integrating into the UK - Make it Easy" in Solihull, Birmingham with us. Through four online sharing and learning sessions, you can quickly meet local friends and learn about British life and culture. Date: 9/3, 16/3, 23/3, 30/3 (every Wednesday) Time: 8:00-9:30pm Language: [...]

Welcome Hong Kongers Birmingham Trip, February 2022

The trip to meeting and organise the welcome Hong Kongers group in Birmingham was a great success! We met with some passionate pastors and community leaders, joined wonderful meetings and a lunar new year celebration party with great foods. Hopefully the organising effort and these wonderful connections with the organisation will give greater energy for [...]

Canterbury Cultural Tour

UK Welcomes Hong Kongers' trip to Canterbury.   Rev'd Harry Ching from St Martin-in-the-Fields lead the tour and explained the significance of the Cathedral and the city of Canterbury in Cantonese. It was excellence way for Hong Kongers to know more about the British culture with lots of fun. The guild tour was very successful. [...]

UK Welcomes Hong Kongers

'Welcome Hong Kongers Project' (WHKP) is a diverse civil society group organising under the umbrella of UK Welcomes Refugees, Registered Company 12679315. We are neutral and non partisan politically and our vision is of a more welcoming world for all.   We have come together in response to the UK Government's generous decision to welcome [...]

Why Civil Society Must Step Up to Welcome Hong Kongers

On Thursday 11 February, UK Welcomes Refugees held an online panel discussion discussing the role civil society in the UK should play in building a welcoming country for Hong Kongers. Click here to watch the recording of this event.   The panel, chaired by Neil Jameson CBE, was made up of the following speakers:   Benedict […]