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Apply for a UK Ancestry Visa

The Ancestry visa is a frequently chosen path for gaining residency in the UK. It is accessible to individuals with familial links to the UK. With this visa, you have the opportunity to live and work in the UK for a maximum of five years, and you are allowed to leave and re-enter the UK several times. Subsequently, you can apply for indefinite leave to remain, a step that may eventually lead to acquiring full British citizenship.

Requirements To Obtain A UK Ancestry Visa

To obtain an ancestry visa, you need to apply from your country of residence. Our offices can be contacted to ensure the success of your application. Your spouse, partner, and/or dependent children may accompany you. They are permitted to remain for the same duration as you and typically face no employment restrictions.


Grandparents Born In UK

Having grandparents born in the UK is a key eligibility factor for this visa.


You Are 17 Years Or Older

If you are 17 years or older, you meet the age requirement.


As a Commonwealth citizen, you are eligible to apply for this specific visa.


You Are Able to Work

The ability to work is essential for your visas approval.


Intention To Work In UK

Your intention to work in the UK is a crucial criterion for this visa.


Able To Support Yourself

You must demonstrate ability to financially support yourself.

Attaining Indefinite Leave To Remain

Ancestry visas are typically granted for a five-year period. Upon completion of this term, if you have maintained continuous residence in the UK – defined as not spending over 180 days outside the country in any given 12 months during the five years – you can apply for Indefinite Leave to Remain (ILR). However, if your Ancestry visa was issued before April 2006, it's likely valid for four years. In this case, you can request a one-year extension before applying for ILR. Once you've held ILR status for 12 months, you may qualify to become a naturalized British citizen, thereby obtaining UK citizenship.

UK Ancestry Visa Application Process

Applying for a UK Ancestry visa requires doing so from your country of origin. Upon issuance, you should plan to arrive in the UK shortly thereafter. The visa is initially valid for a 30-day period, during which you must enter the UK and obtain your biometric residence permit. "The UK" in this context encompasses the mainland areas of England, Wales, and Scotland, as well as Northern Ireland. Additionally, adopted children qualify for this visa, provided their adoptive grandparent was born in the UK.

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