This Immigration category is for persons who have a leading role within their faith–based organisation or a religious order in the UK. Dependant spouses and dependant children under the age of 18 may also apply on the Minister of Religion (T2) route. The Minister of Religion (T2) is a route to Settlement. This article is
For people entitled to British citizenship it may be an alternative to applying for a British passport, if you do not already have one.
One of the benefits of applying for the Right of Abode is that such applications, especially when applied for from abroad will usually have to be decided within a specific timeframe. On the other hand applying directly for a first time British Passport can sometimes take a much long time obtain when applying from outside the UK.
Another benefit is that applications are easier to challenge via the Immigration and Asylum Chamber, particularly with regard to costs if an application is refused.
If you think you may be entitled to make a Right of Abode application or if you prefer to apply for it instead of applying for a British Passport, then do contact our Immigration Department.