If you wish to apply for a visa in this category then our team at Hunter Stone Law will be able to guide and assist you throughout every step of the process. In order to qualify for this visa you would have to meet the requirement of the relevant section of the Immigration Rules. However we have attempted to simplify the requirements below.
You can apply for a UK Ancestry visa if you:
You must prove that you:
You must also show that you have a grandparent born in 1 of the following circumstances:
in the UK, including the Channel Islands and the Isle of Man
before 31 March 1922 in what is now the Republic of Ireland
on a British-registered ship or aircraft
You can claim ancestry if either you or the relevant parent:
You can’t claim UK ancestry through step-parents.
Documents you must provide
You’ll need to provide:
When you apply you’ll need to provide:
Applying outside the UK
You must apply online for a UK Ancestry visa. You’ll need to have your fingerprints and photograph (known as ‘biometric information’) taken at a visa application centre as part of your application.
Extend your visa if you’re already in the U.K.
You should include any dependants who are on your current visa on your application to extend - including children who have turned 18 during your stay. You should apply before your current visa expires.
You can also apply to settle in the UK permanently if you’ve lived in the UK for 5 years on this visa. Alternatively, you can extend your visa for a further 5 years.
Your family members (‘dependants’) must apply to join or remain with you in the UK if they’re from outside the European Economic Area (EEA) or Switzerland.
A ‘dependant’ is any of the following:
Dependants applying outside the UK
Your family members must apply online. They’ll need to have their fingerprints and photograph (known as ‘biometric information’) taken at a visa application centre as part of their application.
Dependants applying in the UK
Your dependants can apply to extend or switch their visas to stay with you if they’re already in the UK. They should apply using the dependant application form. It’s best to send your dependant’s application at the same time as yours but they can apply at a later date.
Please note that members of your family can’t apply in the UK as your dependant if they hold a visitor visa.
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