If you wish to apply for a visa in this category then our team at Hunter Stone Law will be able to guide and assist you throughout every step of the process. In order to qualify for this visa you would have to meet the requirement of the relevant section of the Immigration Rules. However we have attempted to simplify the requirements below.
Having right of abode means you’re allowed to live or work in the UK without any immigration restrictions (ie you won’t need a visa to come to the UK and there’s no limit on the length of time you can spend in the country). All British citizens automatically have right of abode in the UK. Some Commonwealth citizens may also have right of abode.
You can prove you have right of abode if you have a UK passport describing you as a British citizen or British subject with right of abode. Otherwise you’ll need to apply for a ‘certificate of entitlement’.
You may have right of abode in the UK either because of your parents or because you were married.
You have right of abode if the following apply:
You can only get right to abode through marriage if you’re a female Commonwealth citizen and you are or were married to someone with right to abode.
You must also have:
You won’t have right of abode if you’re a woman and the person you were married to has another living wife or widow who:
However, you may still have right of abode if either:
Apply for a certificate of entitlement
You can apply for a certificate of entitlement to prove you have right of abode in the UK. It goes in your passport. When your passport expires you’ll need to apply for a new certificate of entitlement and pay the fee again.
You must provide original documents, not photocopies. Birth certificates and marriage certificates should be the ones issued at the time of birth or marriage. If they’re not, you need to explain why.