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Right to Reside in the UK

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Right of Abode Rights in the UK

Right of abode in the UK is the right that gives the authorization to its holders to reside in the country without thinking of time duration. The citizenship or right to abode is naturally given to the UK citizens, but the commonwealth countries citizens have to get the right of abode in the UK after fulfilling certain conditions and prerequisites.

How common wealth country people get the right of abode in the UK?
Process of Naturalization - If any parents of those citizens have the right to abode, then they get it automatically.
Marriage - If they get married to someone who is a natural citizen of the UK.
Time - If anyone was a commonwealth citizen on 31st December 1982 and never stooped being a citizen of the same, then he/she gets the right to abode in the UK.

Marital Conditions of Right to Abode:
If anyone who is trying to get the right to abode in the UK marries someone who already has the right to abode in the UK in the following situations:

  • He/she is marrying has the right to abode in the UK before 1st January 1983.
  • Only females are eligible to get the right to abode by marital condition.
  • If a person has already a wife in the UK, and you marry him then you will not get the right to abode.
  • If your marriage took place on 1st August 1988 or before that date, then despite your husband having other wives, you are entitled to get the right to abode in the UK.
  • In a nutshell, every commonwealth citizen does not hold the right to abode in the right of abode. To get the entitlement you will need the following documents with you when you enter the UK:
  • A UK identity card with the description of yours as the British Citizen
  • A UK Passport
  • Certificate of entitlement issued by the UK authorities
  • In this way, now you have complete information on the rules of getting the right of abode in the UK.