The Court of Appeal has ruled that a judge had been entitled to quash a refusal by the Passport Office to accept a mother’s applications for British passports for her children. The case involved the Secretary of State for the Home Department v GA. The mother and children were British citizens who lived in “Country
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.