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Right of Abode


Right of Abode is a certificate of entitlement allowing you to live and work in the UK, free from the restrictions often associated with immigration and visas. It is placed in your passport, and only expires once your passport does.

Right of Abode isn’t just handed out to anyone, however. We first need to check: 

Are You Eligible?

In order to qualify for Right of Abode, you must meet the following criteria;

  • One of your parents MUST be born in the United Kingdom.

Should you not meet the above criteria, please see other forms of eligibility for the Right of Abode visa:

  • You were adopted in the UK;
  • You are or were married to someone with ROA before 01/01/1983;
  • You were a Commonwealth citizen with ROA on 31/12/1892;
  • You never ceased to be a Commonwealth citizen (even temporarily) at any point after 31/12/1982.

Please note: If you have had a criminal conviction in the last 24 months, you will not be eligible for Right of Abode. For those with convictions older than 24 months, you may or may not be eligible depending on the circumstances. If this is the case, please don’t hesitate to contact us!

So, are you made of the right stuff? Do you tick the appropriate boxes? If so, your dream of living in the British Isles could be close enough to touch! It’s just a matter of applying for Right of Abode, and that’s where we at Restless World come in.

Why Use Restless World?

The answer to this question is a simple one. With Restless World, NO VISA = NO FEE*.

You read correctly. We’re so confident that we’ll successfully lodge your Tier 5 application that we guarantee it. And if we’re not true to our world, we’ll give you your money back. Using Restless World for your visa application is completely risk free**.

On top of this, Restless World will also:

  • Provide you with all of the required documentation and application forms;
  • Offer you step-by-step assistance in completing the forms;
  • Review your completed application, ensuring everything is in order and free of potential complications;
  • Lodge your ROA application with the British High Commission;
  • Book your biometric scanning appointment for you, at a time that is convenient;
  • Ensure that your ROA application is processed as quickly as possible.
How much does it cost?

The current cost for the UK Right of Abode is £321GBP.

*Fees correct as of 1st September 2017 & subject to change without notice. The visa price above is independent of our Restless World Visa Service fee, and does not include the Immigration Health Surcharge, applicable fees, or Biometric Appointment fees payable at a processing centre in Australia. These are all British High Commission fees that you pay to obtain your UK visa.

Mandatory Biometric Appointment

As part of the application process, Right of Abode candidates are required to participate in a mandatory biometric appointment with British authorities, or their appointed representatives. Don’t worry, it won’t hurt a bit!

Please note that at some locations you’ll be required to pay an additional surcharge for your biometric appointment. For Canadian applicants, an additional surcharge of US$100 is applicable to any biometric appointment. We will discuss these fees with you in advance of your appointment, based on your appointment location in your home country.

A Word of Warning

When you receive your application forms they may look extremely simple, but be warned, one slip-up on the Right of Abode application can result in a swiftly rejected bid. True to the English spirit, the British High Commission are a particularly cautious bunch, and are remarkably unforgiving of any errors that may have been made on your application. If they sense that something is amiss, they may well turn you down with neither a second thought nor a refund. That’d be one costly typo!

The harsh nature of the ROA application process is exactly why Restless World’s resident boffins spend their time investigating all of the ins and outs of the application procedure. With Restless World, you’ll gain access to this brains trust, giving yourself the very best chance of realising your UK dream!

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*All refunds are on a case by case basis. All visas rejected based on past criminal records are not eligible for a refund from Restless World.

**All applicants are required to disclose any/all past criminal and/or serious traffic related offences. Failure to disclose this information could lead to your application being rejected by the UK Home Office, and could amount to a subsequent ban from the UK. Restless World cannot be held responsible for rejections or bans imposed by the UK Home Office on account of past criminal records or infractions.

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