The previous term for those with a right of abode, used until 1983.
EEA nationals exercising their right of free movement in the UK and their family and extended family members acquire permanent residence after five years. This is the equivalent of having indefinite leave to remain in the UK for EEA nationals.
In 2008 the UK changed the way in which it allowed people to come to the UK for work and business, creating a system with a smaller number of categories, arranged in tiers. In each tier, applicants need to score a minimum number of points to qualify.
Police Registration Certificate
Certificate provided by the police to those non-Commonwealth, non-EEA citizens who are required to register with them while residing in the UK.
A term used in the Immigration Rules. In many immigration categories it is a requirement that a person can support themselves without relying on a wide range, and in many cases any, state welfare benefits.