This guidance tells Home Office staff how to 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
The flow chart document is used to assess whether a citizen of the United Kingdom and Colonies had the right of abode on 31 December 1982.