Our UK immigration lawyer can assist you with Right of Abode (RoA) application to get Certificate of Entitlement to proof your right to live & work in the UK.

People can apply for a certificate of entitlement to prove you have right of abode in the UK. The certificate of entitlement is a proof that you are entirely free from UK immigration control. You do not need to obtain the permission of an immigration officer to enter the UK, and you may live and work here without restriction. An application for a certificate of entitlement can be made from inside the UK using the application form ROA. It goes in your passport.

You cannot get a certificate if you already have a British passport or a valid certificate of entitlement in another foreign passport.

Eligibility criteria for Right of Abode (RoA) application

Your can apply for a certificate of entitlement to the right of abode in any one of the following circumstances:

  • If you were registered or naturalised as a British citizen on or after 1 January 1983
  • If you were registered or naturalised in the UK as a citizen of the UK and Colonies before 1 January 1983
  • If you were born in the UK before 1 January 1983
  • If you are a Commonwealth (not British) citizen born before 1 January 1983 to a parent who was born in the UK
  • If you are a female Commonwealth citizen who was married before 1 January 1983 to a man with right of abode in the UK
  • If you were born in the UK or the Falkland Islands on or after 1 January 1983, or in another qualifying British overseas territory on or after 21 May 2002
  • If you were born outside the UK and the Falkland Islands on or after 1 January 1983, or outside the UK and any qualifying British overseas territory on or after 21 May 2002, to a parent who was born in the UK or the Falkland Islands or, on or after 21 May 2002, any qualifying British overseas territory, or registered or naturalised in the UK before your birth
  • If you were born outside the UK and the Falkland Islands on or after 1 January 1983, or outside the United Kingdom and any qualifying British overseas territory on or after 21 May 2002, to a parent who, at the time of your birth, was a British citizen in Crown service or a designated service
  • If you were adopted in the UK, a qualifying British overseas territory, or otherwise under the terms of the Hague Convention on Inter-country Adoption
  • If you were a citizen of the UK and Colonies and were ordinarily resident in the UK for a continuous period of 5 years before 1 January 1983, and were settled in the UK at the end of that period
  • If you were a citizen of the United Kingdom and Colonies and had a parent who was born, adopted, registered or naturalised in the UK before your birth or adoption
  • If you were a citizen of the United Kingdom and Colonies and had a grandparent who was born, adopted, registered or naturalised in the UK before your parent's birth or adoption

Our fee

Our expert UK immigration lawyer will guide you through every step of the certificate of entitlement to the right of abode application process including advice about legal requirements and eligibility criteria.

Our fixed fee

We will charge a fixed fee from £1000 for our professional legal services in relation to your application for a certificate of entitlement to the right of abode.

Do you need legal help?

Contact Rex Law Chambers, if you have any questions or need legal help with any UK immigration law related matter. At Rex Law Chambers, we specialise in a wide range of UK visas and nationality applications and our principal immigration lawyer has wealth of experience and expert knowledge to deal with all types of UK visas and immigration applications. He has successfully handled many complex and high-profile cases and also represented clients in their immigration matters.

We can provide one-off FREE general legal advice via live chat or our "Enquiry Form". The FREE advice does not cover the advice in relation to complex legal issues or advice about documents to be submitted in support of the application. If you would like to to get detailed legal advice then please schedule an in-person, Zoom, Skype or phone consultation by using our "Appointment Request Form".

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