A certificate of entitlement is proof of your right to live and work in the UK without any immigration restrictions. An application for a certificate of entitlement can be made from inside the UK using the application form ROA. If you are applying from outside the UK, you can apply for a certificate of entitlement using application form VAF7 or online application if UKBA applications are only accepted online in your country of origin.

The UKBA will place your certificate of entitlement to right of abode in your current passport. When your passport expires, your certificate of entitlement will also expire. You must apply again for a new certificate of entitlement to right of abode.

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

Why Sunrise Solicitors For An Application For Certificate Of Entitlement To The Right Of Abode?

The immigration solicitors at Sunrise Solicitors are experts in dealing with applications for a certificate of entitlement to the right of abode. The quality of our service is self-evident from the reviews of our clients about the service provided by our immigration lawyers. You can Contact Us if you are seeking legal help from immigration lawyers in London in relation to your application for certificate of entitlement to the right of abode and our immigration solicitors will provide you fast, friendly, reliable, honest and professional immigration service.

Our Fees For A Certificate Of Entitlement To The Right Of Abode

  • We will charge you a fee from £1,000 + VAT for our professional immigration services in relation to your application for a certificate of entitlement to the right of abode. The agreed fee will depend on the complexity of the matter and the casework involved in the matter.
  • If you cannot afford to pay our fee in full at the time of instructing us in relation to your matter, you can pay half of the fee at the time of instructing us and rest of the fee can be paid by monthly installments.
  • The agreed fee will cover all our work until decision by the Home Office on the application. However, it is pertinent to note that the agreed fee will not cover any disbursements to be incurred by the company on your behalf e.g. translation of documents, Home Office fee etc.