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Jan 10th, 2014, 11:13 PM
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Can getting a UK Right of Abode grant me right to live in all Europe ?

Hi everyone Happy new Year! . Trust you all enjoyed your holiday! . I am about to apply for my Right of Abode outside of the UK(Nigeria) . I was wondering if it could give me rights to live and work(basically, as a seaman in transit in Germany) or is there any thing I should know/ I could get alongside my Right of Abode ?

Would love replies on the questions that will be asked as I apply for my Right of Abode by anyone who knows ..

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Jan 10th, 2014, 11:54 PM
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You'd need to ask the Embassy of one of the countries you want to live and work in.

If you're thinking of the EU principle of free movement of workers, AFAIK that only applies to citizens of member states, and doesn't prevent host governments from applying their own administrative procedures for registering such people and their own rules in relation to benefits.
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Jan 12th, 2014, 12:01 PM
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Hmmmm... Ok.. Will ask at the embassy... Thanks though
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Jan 12th, 2014, 02:29 PM
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You need British passport in order to enjoy the EU right of free movement. Right of Abode endorsement in your foreign passport isn't enough. UK no longer gives ROA to British citizens.
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Jan 13th, 2014, 11:12 PM
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Thanks Alec. I'm Nigerian. British by descent(my dad). Applying in Nigeria for a ROA.
Does it mean there are no longer accepting applications for ROA ?
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Jan 14th, 2014, 02:15 AM
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Things may have changed but when I applied for Right of Abode it entitled me to live and work for the rest of my life in the UK but I could not work or live in Europe.

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Jan 14th, 2014, 03:09 AM
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You can still apply for ROA if you aren't already a British citizen. Presumably you are now over 18 so you can no longer get British citizenship other than by naturalisation, requiring 5 years in UK or 3 years if married to a citizen.
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Jan 14th, 2014, 03:12 AM
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I think they have increased the married to a citizen requirement to 5 years...my friend is getting hers this way and requires 5 years in the UK
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Jan 15th, 2014, 06:53 AM
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Thank you
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Jan 15th, 2014, 08:06 AM
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No, it's still 3 years, but separately for those without ROA, it now takes 5 years to gain settled status (indefinite leave to remain - it used to be 2 years), which is a prerequisite to naturalisation.
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