right of abode


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right of abode

the right freely to live in and come and go from the UK without let or hindrance. See BRITISH CITIZEN, CERTIFICATE OF ENTITLEMENT.
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In 2000, Ghana passed the Right of Abode law, which allows people of African descent to live in Ghana indefinitely.
The most important right nationals possess as nationals is the right of abode and their primary duty is loyalty to the state and its values, including the duty to respect and defend the rights of others and sometimes to sacrifice their own freedoms in defence of the rights of others.
For the purpose of the EU a "qualifying citizen" in respect of UK members is a person who is (1) a British citizen and (2) a British subject with the right of abode. Therefore, I am proud to say I am a European citizen and will remain so until the fanatical madness she is advocating sets in.
At present, Markle is on a Leave to Remain visa, an immigration status granted to a person who does not hold right of abode in the United Kingdom, but who has been admitted to the country without any time limit.
In Birmingham, a city he had called home for 40 years, the 61-year-old left behind his mother, stepfather, brother, sister and grandchildren, He had no passport, but speaking from the sun-baked shack he calls home in Kitson Town, Josephs claims that under Windrush policies, he had an automatic right of abode.
In Birmingham, a city he'd called home for 40 years, the 61-year-old left behind his mother, stepfather, brother, sister and grandchildren, He had no passport, but, speaking from the sun-baked shack he calls home in Kitson Town, Shabba claims that, under Windrush policies, he had an automatic "right of abode".
As a resident, Lolo Tony has the Right of Abode, a pension when he turns 65, free medical services, and other benefits given to locals.
Justice Blake noted that the Immigration Rules' original statutory scheme granted "right of abode to Commonwealth wives of British citizens" with the historical presumption that wives would follow their husbands.
He added that, as they no longer have a right of abode in the UK, "the only remedy is to leave the country and appeal from abroad".
This could be a passport, right of abode certificate, or alternative documents.