UK Ancestry Visa

With UK ancestry Visa you can take employment and set up a business without any restrictions whatsoever. What’s more, after five years you can apply for indefinite leave to remain (settlement) and even apply to be become a British Citizen.

Got a British Grandparent? You may be eligible for the British Ancestry Visa.

Got a British Grandparent? You may be eligible for the British Ancestry Visa.

If you are already in the UK on any other visa you cannot cannot switch into this immigration category from within the UK. You will need to return to your country of origin and apply to the British diplomatic post there for ancestry visa if you:

are a Commonwealth citizen intending to take or seek employment in the UK;
are aged 17 or over; and
can prove that you have a grandparent who was born in:

the United Kingdom;
the Channel Islands;
the Isle of Man;
on a British-registered ship or aircraft; or
the Republic of Ireland if your grandparent was born there before 31 March 1922.

You can claim ancestry if either you or the relevant parent were adopted; or were born within or outside marriage in the UK. You cannot claim UK ancestry through step-parents.

If you are successful you will be granted five years’ permission to be in the UK. You will be able to bring your spouse, civil partner or unmarried partner and children with you or they can join you in the UK.

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UK Ancestry Visa entitles you to live and work in the UK without any restrictions whatsoever and offers the opportunity to settle here and become a British Citizen.

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How we can help

UK ancestry visa applications are very complex but once the UK ancestry visas are won they can be very rewarding for the applicants as they get unrestricted right of work and settlement in the UK with the possibility to become British citizens. As UK's leading immigration lawyers with inimitable reputation for excellence in UK Ancestry visa applications, we will provide you with immigration advice and services that are tailored to your circumstances, free of legal jargon and aimed to get the best possible results for you.

We will provide you with an interpreter, if required, who speaks your language and will make a professional assessment of your case advising you of its strengths and weaknesses. After receiving your instructions we will come on record as your lawyers and will not only provide ongoing immigration advice and collate supporting evidence, but will also prepare your UK ancestry visa application and draft and submit legal representations in support of the same to the British Home Office. We will keep you informed throughout the process, liaise with the Home Office whilst your UK ancestry visa application is considered and get a decision on your UK ancestry visa application.

Our accredited immigration lawyers and advisers in London & Birmingham are authorised by the British Home Office's OISC, specialise exclusively in UK ancestry visa laws and charge affordable fixed fees unlike solicitors. Call or email us today to get the immigration advice and representation you need to develop the best possible case for your UK ancestry visa and increase your chances of success.

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