A concept used significantly by countries to denote a connectedness with a country to form the basis of jurisdiction for proceedings. It should be distinguished from habitual residence.
Residence indicates a simple act of residing in a country even though, under English law, it can be circumstances where there may be illegality of residence or a requirement to leave in the future or only be residing short-term. Admitting residence carries tax implications. A person can have a residence in more than one country at the same time.