The status given to those who are recognised as meeting the criteria set out in the 1951 United Nations Convention relating to the status of refugees.
The ways to obtain British nationality are by birth, naturalisation or registration. Registration is a simpler process than naturalisation and is used for children, and for applications from certain adults, including some people who hold other kinds of British nationality (such as British overseas citizens).
Certificate issued to EEA nationals evidencing their right of residence under European law. It is not essential to have such a certificate, but if one is requested the Home Office must issue it immediately.
Removal or administrative removal is one means of removing people from the UK when they have no leave to be in the country. The alternative process is deportation. Unlike deportation, removal does not prevent a person applying to return to the UK, but immigration history, including previous removal, will be taken into account when deciding whether to allow a person to return. The Home Office will arrange for and meet the cost of a person's enforced removal from the United Kingdom.
A document issued to family members of EEA nationals, evidencing their right of residence under European law. It is not essential to have such a card but if one is requested the Home Office must issue it immediately. Family members who are EEA nationals will get their own registration certificates; they do not need a residence card.
People who are settled in the United Kingdom and are returning to the United Kingdom within two years of departure. They should be admitted for an indefinite period, provided that the immigration officers are satisfied that they are coming back to live permanently in the UK.
Right of Abode
The right to enter and stay in the UK, free from immigration controls. All British citizens have the right of abode. So do some Commonwealth citizens. The right of abode is evidenced either by having a British citizen passport or by obtaining a Certificate of Entitlement to the right of abode.
Right of Readmission
The right of certain British nationals who are not British citizens, but who have been given indefinite Leave to enter or remain in the United Kingdom, to return for settlement after any length of absence.