UK Ancestry Visa

Were your Grandparents born in the UK, the Channel Islands or the Isle of Man? Are you a Commonwealth citizen? Are you able and planning to work in the UK?

If you answered ‘Yes’ to all of these questions above, you may be able to apply for a UK Ancestry Visa to live and work or study in the UK.

This Visa category is a route that will lead to Settlement (Indefinite Leave to Remain) after 5 years of continuous residence in the UK.

What Are The Eligibility Requirements To Apply For A UK Ancestry Visa?

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

  • Be able to prove that one of your Grandparents was born in the UK, the Channel Islands or the Isle of Man;
  • Be a Commonwealth citizen;
  • Be able to and intend to seek and take employment in the UK;
  • Be aged 17 and above;
  • Have enough money to support and house yourself and any Dependents.

If your Application for a UK Ancestry Visa is granted, you can work and study in the UK, but you will not have access to public funds. You will have permission to remain in the UK for 5 years.

After 5 years of continuous residence in the UK, you will be eligible to apply for Settlement (Indefinite Leave to Remain) in the UK. 

Can My Family Members Apply To Join Me In The UK?

Your family members (partner and children) can apply to join you in the UK as your Dependents if they satisfy the eligibility requirements. 

In order for your family members to join you in the UK, you must evidence their relationship with you.

Interested To Find Out More?

Our immigration lawyers can work with you throughout the lifecycle of your Application for a UK Ancestry Visa, ensuring that you are in a position to successfully satisfy the necessary requirements to enter the UK, extend your stay in the UK and thereafter, permanently settle in the UK.

Garth Coates Solicitors is one of London’s most respected immigration law firms. Our founding partner, Garth Coates, spent many years working in the Home Office as an Immigration Caseworker. This experience has given him a unique understanding as to what immigration decision-makers are looking for when approving Visa Applications.

Established in 2008, Garth Coates Solicitors is a leading Immigration Law Firm that can provide professional legal advice to ensure that your Application satisfies the strict requirements of the Immigration Rules.

Our team of legal professionals offers comprehensive and considered advice to enable our clients to make informed choices. We strongly believe that our clients deserve the best; we take our responsibilities very seriously to ensure that client satisfaction is achieved by providing a professional yet friendly legal service. We aim to resolve all immigration matters brought to us by working diligently and together with our clients, keeping them informed of the progress of their case at all stages. Our outstanding success rate is maintained thanks to the high standard of our work.

If you would like us to assist you with your Immigration Matter, kindly click here to leave us an Enquiry. Alternatively, we can be reached via telephone at (00 44) (0)20 7799 1600 from 9:00 AM – 5:00 PM (UTC+00.00 London) every Monday to Friday.