Guidelines

Can British citizens live in Commonwealth countries?

Can British citizens live in Commonwealth countries?

The British Nationality Act 1948 redefined British subject as any citizen of the United Kingdom, its colonies, or other Commonwealth countries. At first, all Commonwealth citizens held the automatic right to settle in the United Kingdom.

What are the benefits of being a UK citizen?

Benefits of citizenship

  • the right to live in the UK forever – your status will be permanently settled.
  • the right to hold a British passport.
  • full civic rights – this includes the right to vote in elections and the right to stand for public office.
  • free NHS medical care.
  • no restrictions on your right to work.

Where can I live and work with a British passport?

If you want to work overseas rather than just live, consider Anguilla, Bermuda, the British Virgin Islands, the Cayman Islands, Montserrat, Turks and Caicos. British passport holders can both live and work in these countries for six months.

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How long can a Commonwealth citizen stay in the UK?

five years
One of the real benefits of this visa type is that holders can remain in the UK for five years without having to apply for an extension to their leave. After five years in the UK, the Commonwealth citizen can then apply to settle permanently in the UK (referred to as indefinite leave to remain or ILR).

Is it hard to get a British passport?

There is a requirement that you have to have been lawfully resident in the UK for either three or five years, depending on your route to British Citizenship. In addition to the residence requirement you also need to be of ‘good character’ and that is why it’s got harder for EU nationals to become British.

What is the easiest country to immigrate to from UK?

The first on our list of countries easiest to move to is the UAE. Immigrating to the UAE tends to be a fairly easy process for UK citizens due to the simple visa requirements.