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 ROA = NO FEE.

You read correctly. We’re so confident that we’ll successfully lodge your Right of Abode application that we guarantee it. And if we’re not true to our word, we’ll give you your money back. Using Restless World for your ROA 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

The Cost

Restless World’s service fee for Right of Abode is just AU$299.

Please be aware that in addition to the service fee, all successful Right of Abode applicants are required to pay the fees listed below directly to the UK border agency when they come to lodge their ROA:

ROA Lodgement Location

ROA Fee*

Biometric Surcharge

Adelaide, AU

£472.00

Nil

Auckland, NZ

£472.00

Nil

Brisbane, AU

£472.00

AU$104.00

Canberra, AU

£472.00

AU$104.00

Christchurch, NZ

£472.00

Nil

Melbourne, AU

£472.00

Nil

Perth, AU

£472.00

AU$104.00

Sydney, AU

£472.00

Nil

Wellington, NZ

£472.00

Nil


*Fees correct as of 1st September 2015 & subject to change without notice

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!

The available locations for these appointments are listed above. You’ll notice 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.

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!

 

Have Questions? Feel free to ask

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