British citizenship is one of the six different forms of British nationality.
The other forms of nationality are:
Details on the types of nationality are available here.
To check if you are eligible to apply for British Citizenship or British Nationality and how to make an application go to the GOV.UK website.
Full details of all aspects of becoming a British Citizen or British National can be found at the UK Visas and Immigration website.
You must have British nationality to apply for or hold a British passport.
Having British nationality doesn’t guarantee you a passport.
For details of eligibility and how to apply for a British Passport follow this link.
For more information about applying for a British passport, phone the HM Passport Office passport advice line on 0300 222 0000 or visit the HM Passport Office website.
Right of Abode (ROA)
The right of abode means that you are entirely free from United Kingdom Immigration Control. In other words, you do not need to get permission from an Immigration Officer to enter the UK and you can live and work in the UK without restriction.
All British citizens have the right of abode in the UK, along with certain other Commonwealth citizens and citizens of certain other countries.
You can check whether you are eligible and how to apply for ROA at the GOV.UK website.
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