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Ancestry Visa

UK Ancestry Visa Solicitor, Scotland

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UK Ancestry Visas are available to people born in a Commonwealth country, who can show that one grandparent was born in the UK, the Channel Islands or the Isle of Man.

As a Commonwealth citizen, you can apply for a UK Ancestry Visa by following the detailed application process, which includes meeting the eligibility criteria and understanding the visa processing timeline.

Individuals can claim UK ancestry based on their grandparent’s birth in the UK.

As a result, this visa is available to a limited number of people. However, it does allow you to live, work and study in the UK and bring family members with you. The UK Ancestry Visa is one of the UK visas available for those with qualifying ancestral ties.

If you are already in the UK on another type of visa, you won’t be able to switch to a UK Ancestry Visa.

That’s why it makes sense to discuss visa types with an experienced immigration lawyer.

You may be eligible for several types of visas and should apply for the one that is right for you. Contact Jones Whyte to discuss UK Ancestry Visas today.

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UK Ancestry Visa Requirements and paperwork

To be eligible for a UK Ancestry Visa, you must be:

  • Aged 17 or over.
  • A citizen of a Commonwealth country.
  • Self-sufficient with no reliance on public funds.
  • Planning to work in the UK.

The Home Office also requires paperwork to support your application. This should include:

  • Full birth certificate.
  • Marriage Certificate or Civil Partnership Registration Document.
  • Full birth certificate of the relevant grandparent on which your ancestry is founded.
  • Adoption papers, if applicable.
  • Proof of plans to work in the UK (job offer, business plan, or other forms of verification).
  • A current passport or another valid travel document.
  • A Bank statement proving that you have sufficient funds to support yourself.
  • A tuberculosis test result (if travelling from a country where the UK requires a TB testing certificate).

You should make the application online, three months before you plan on traveling to the UK. You should expect a decision within three weeks. Applicants need to schedule an appointment at a local visa application centre to have their biometrics taken.

Working with an immigration solicitor when making a UK Ancestry Visa application will help you avoid any delays.

After five years on a UK Ancestry Visa, individuals may be eligible for indefinite leave to remain.

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