Having right of abode means you are allowed to live or work in the UK without any immigration restrictions, which means:
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 need to apply for a ‘certificate of entitlement’.
If you are part of the ‘Windrush generation’ (also known as ‘Windrush cases’), there’s a different way to prove your right to live in the UK.
You may have right of abode in the UK either because of your parents or because you are or were married to someone with right of abode.
You have right of abode if all the following apply:
You can only get right to abode through marriage if you are a female Commonwealth citizen.
You must have:
You usually will not have right of abode if the person you were married to has another living wife or widow who:
However, you may still have right of abode if:
Apply for a certificate of entitlement
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