The following persons have a right of abode in the UK:
· All British nationals
· Commonwealth nationals born before 1st January 1983 with a parent born in the UK
· A female Commonwealth citizen who was, or had been, married before 1st January 1983, to a man who had the right of abode (excludes Pakistani and South African women who were not a part of the common wealth before 1st January 1983)
· Applicants born to a British mother outside the UK prior to 1st January 1983 will qualify for British nationality through registration.
Applicants who have a right of abode can apply to be issued with a Certificate of Entitlement to a right of abode in the UK. This will serve as proof of the applicant’s right to live and work here without being subject to any immigration restrictions.