I wonder if someone in 'full-time' tertiary education, and hence over the age of eighteen, counts as a dependent? Lots of legal cases on the horizon potentially.Just noticed this from the South China Morning Post, where it says "and their dependents", which if true suggests yes.
China / Diplomacy
Britain offers millions of Hongkongers residency rights and path to citizenship after national security law implemented
- Around 3 million holders of the BN(O) passport and their dependents will be allowed to move to UK for five years and then apply for permanent residency
- Prime Minister Boris Johnson announces new rights after imposition of law Britain says is a ‘clear and serious’ breach of the agreement guaranteeing autonomy
Published: 7:47pm, 1 Jul, 2020
Britain offers millions of Hongkongers path to citizenship
ETA. The article text mentions spouses and under-age children. Is majority at eighteen or twenty-one in HK?