uk ancestry

You can apply for a UK Ancestry visa if all the following apply:

  • You can prove one of your grandparents was born in the UK.
  • You are able and planning to work in the UK.
  • You are a commonwealth citizen.
  • You are 17 years old or older.
  • You have enough money to support yourself without help from public funds.

You can claim ancestry if:

  • you or your parent were adopted.
  • your parents or grandparents were not married.

You cannot claim UK ancestry through step-parents.

Documents you need to provide

  • A current passport
  • Your full birth certificate.
  • Your grandparent’s full birth certificate
  • Evidence you are planning to work in the UK.
  • Evidence such as bank statements to prove you can support yourself.

DO

  • Make sure you have all the correct evidence.
  • Check if you need a Tuberculosis test result certificate.

DON’T

  • Do not underestimate the complexity of this application.
  • Do not forget to prepare the correct evidence you need.
  • Do not forget a detailed cover letter to accompany your application.

Our team of experienced immigration lawyers understand that there is just one chance to get this application right and so we encourage an early consultation with our lawyers to avoid unsatisfactory results. Our team have expert knowledge in these applications and can guide you correctly to ensure a positive result. At Kalsi Solicitors, we have no desire to provide dishonest advice – if we do not feel your application will be successful, we will tell you and help you find another route.

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