What Is An Ancestry Visa?
The UK Ancestry Visa allows a Commonwealth Citizen to immigrate to the UK, if granted the applicant has the freedom to live and work in the UK on the basis of their UK ancestral ties. Here at Master Legal Services we have the knowledge, skills and experience to assist you with your Visa application.
Citizens from Commonwealth countries with a grandparent who was born in the UK, the Channel Islands or the Isle of Man may enter the UK for a period of five years on a UK Ancestry Visa. This UK Ancestry Visa will allow you to work in any job you want with no restricts like immigrants on a Tier 2 Visa. You will have to provide evidence of your relationship, and this may require spending a lot of time searching for old marriage certificates, birth certificates, etc. Contact our office and we will be able to guide you through the process to ensure you get your visa.
What Are The Main Criteria To Meet For An Ancestry Visa?
- You have a grandparent who was born in the UK, the Channel Islands or the Isle of Man
- You are able to support yourself without access to public funds
- You are willing and able to work
- An offer of employment helps but is not necessary
Is There Other Ways To Qualify For An Ancestry visa?
Candidates with a Grandparent born in the Republic of Ireland, where the Grandparent was born before March 1922 will also be eligible to apply. The application can be based on your ancestry ties to any one of your four grandparents, alive or deceased. we can advise you what documents would be suitable to ensure you meet the strict Home Office immigration requirements for an Ancestry Visa.
I Don’t think I Qualify For An Ancestry Visa, Is There Any Other Options To Migrate To The UK?
If you don’t qualify for an ancestry visa you may qualify for a Tier 2 sponsored visa if you have skills and qualifications in demand. This visa ties you into the same employer until you qualify for indefinite leave to remain if you intend to make the UK you place of residence. It is worth contacting us to explore your ancestry links as you may qualify for British citizenship by descent through your parents. You may also qualify for Irish Citizenship by Descent if we can establish an ancestral link.