Who told you about this "red label", did they mention specifically what it said?
I sent you a reply yesterday, don't know if you recieved it, anyway, I was told of this "red label the last time I entered the UK, by a Passport Control Offical. I carry my original Passport with the "given right to enter for an indefinite period " stamp in it, I could probably persue UK Citizenship through my marriage but we are now seperating after 3 years, I didn't marry for a Passport, and would rather not get her involved, and would prefer to retain my NZ Passport with some kind of entry stamp in it, any ideas?
By the way, I am full time employed and a UK Tax payer.
Basically, a non-eea national can secure what is called Indefinite Leave to Remain in their passport confirming their right to remain in the UK. This means they can come and go provided they do not leave the country for longer than two years, otherwise the UKBA may revoke the indefinite leave if you are out of the country for longer than two years. A person can defend having it revoked on the basis of being able to explain the the absence and also proving strong family ties to the UK.
The stamp in your passport is, I believe, effectively ILR. So I assume you are free to come and go as described above.
In order to apply for naturalisation as a UK citizen a foreign national must first have ILR.
The eligibility criteria for naturalisation if you are now unmarried is as follows:-
You must also meet the following residential requirments:-
There is no restriction in etiher the UK or in New Zealand as to holding dual citizenship:-
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