Supporting documents for applications made outside the UK
This page lists the documents that you you must send UK Border Agency when you apply from outside the UK for a certificate of entitlement to right of abode.
You must send UKBA:
- your valid passport or travel document;
- evidence of your marital status (such as your marriage or civil partnership certificate, divorce certificate or partner's death certificate), unless you are single;
- 1 passport-sized colour photograph of you, taken within the past 6 months - this must meet the requirements in our photograph guidance, which you can download from the right side of this page;
- your previous passport(s);
- evidence of how your trip is to be funded;
- the official record of any conviction(s), detailing the crime(s) that you were convicted of and the sentence(s) you received;
- evidence of your permission to be in the country where you are applying (such as a residence permit, visa or green card), if you are not a national of that country; and
- evidence that you qualify for the right of abode (see below).
If you are bringing a child with you, you may be asked to present written notification from the child's parent or legal guardian that they consent to the child's visit (including evidence from the legal guardian to support their claim to be the legal guardian);
Examples of the documents that may provide your right of abode are:
- the bio-data pages from your passport
- a valid UK visa or UK stamp in your passport
- a Home Office letter confirming your permission to stay in the UK
- your or your parent's full birth certificate
- your or your parents' full marriage certificate
- your or your parent's naturalisation certificate
- your adoption certificate
UKBA has produced a guide to supporting documents, which you can download here.
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