UK Ancestry Visa

The UK Ancestry Visa offers Commonwealth citizens an opportunity to work in the UK if they can prove that they have a grandparent born in the UK, Channel Islands, or the Isle of Man. This visa permits you to reside and work in the UK for up to five years, with the option to apply for permanent settlement.



For Commonwealth citizens who have a grandparent born in the UK, the UK Ancestry Visa is a valuable chance to live and work in the UK for five years, along with the possibility of pursuing educational opportunities. This visa provides the freedom to establish yourself in the UK, with no need to worry about immigration restrictions. You may want to embrace the British culture by enjoying a cup of tea and incorporating "cheerio" into your conversations.

You can work and live in the UK without restriction.
There is no requirement of a work permit or sponsor.
Your spouse, civil or unmarried partner and your dependant children can all benefit by joining you in the UK.
There are no restrictions on the type of employment undertaken during your stay in the UK.

UK Ancestry Visa Requirements:

  • Commonwealth citizenship
  • Age 17 or older
  • A grandparent born in the UK, Channel Islands, Isle of Man, or the Republic of Ireland before March 31, 1922
  • Intention to work and reside in the UK
  • Self-sufficiency to support yourself and any dependents without relying on public funds

Financial Requirement for the UK Ancestry Visa:

The Home Office UK Ancestry Visa guidelines don't specify a fixed amount of funds that applicants must possess. Instead, you need to demonstrate your capability to sustain yourself and any accompanying family members without requiring public financial assistance.

Dependants of UK Ancestry Visa Holders:

Ancestry visa holders can bring eligible family members along to the UK. According to UK immigration rules, dependants typically include the main applicant's partner or children, with the caveat that children must be below 18 years of age to apply as dependants.

Progression from UK Ancestry Visa to Indefinite Leave to Remain (ILR) and British Citizenship:

After five years of continuous residence in the UK under the Ancestry Visa, you can apply for Indefinite Leave to Remain (ILR). It's important to note that ILR isn't granted automatically; you must submit a comprehensive ILR application. After spending at least 12 months in the UK following ILR approval, you can pursue British citizenship.

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