412. The right of abode.

A person has the right of abode in the United Kingdom1 if:

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    (1)     he is a British citizen2; or

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    (2)     he is a Commonwealth citizen3 who was a Commonwealth citizen having the right of abode immediately before the commencement of the British Nationality Act 1981, 4and who has not ceased to be a Commonwealth citizen in the meanwhile5.

Those having the right of abode in the United Kingdom are free to live in, and to come and go into and from, the United Kingdom without let or hindrance6 except such as may be required7 to enable their right to be