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Guidance: Nationality: right of abode

Updated: Updated guidance.

This guidance explains how UKVI staff consider right of abode applications in the UK.

It includes information on:

  • the law on the right of abode
  • who qualifies and proving the right of abode
  • the procedure for obtaining and granting a certificate of entitlement
  • how to process a right of abode application
  • refusals and appeals