Commonwealth citizens who have a grandparent born in the UK, the Channel Islands, or the Isle of Man, may enter the UK for a period of five years if they apply for a UK ancestry visa. The UK ancestry visa will open up the complete job market to you and will not carry the limits as a UK work permit. Our immigration solicitors in London offer proper guidance, information, and legal assistance, in order to obtain a UK ancestry visa.
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Details about UK ancestry visa
For this type of visa, you will have to prove the family relationship, and this may need spending a lot of time searching for old marriage certificates, birth certificates, and other documents. In order to receive UK ancestry visa, it is necessary to support yourself without accessing public funds and to be able to work in the country. It is helpful, but not necessary, to have a stable offer of employment in the UK. After five years of constant stay in the UK for an ancestry visa, you can apply for permanent residency as long as you will still meet the requests for this type of visa and you have worked five years in the UK without interruption. Our UK immigration lawyer can offer in-depth support.
Required documents for UK ancestry visa
Our UK immigration lawyer recommends you to take account of all the documents necessary to demonstrate that you are suitable for entry to the country through UK Ancestry, and these are:
- birth certificate;
- marriage certificate, if this is your status;
- birth certificates of the parent and grandparent through whose ancestry you are making your application.
It is recommended also to prepare the marriage certificates of your parents and grandparents, and legal adoption documents if you or your parents are adopted. Our immigration solicitors in London will guide you through the entire visa application process and recommend you to apply for your necessary visa in the country where you legally live. Make sure you talk to our London immigration lawyer for details.
Please feel free to contact our London immigration lawyer, if you want extra information or legal assistance when you apply for UK ancestry visa.