Apr 19, 2014

Requirements for Ancestry Visa UK

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United Kingdom grants various categories of that allow you to settle

The Ancestry visa UK allows the foreign immigrants to stay in the UK if any of their grandparents were born in the same country. The services of the UK ancestry visa are issuance of a UK visa for the Commonwealth citizens for immigrating into United Kingdom. It permits you to live and work in the UK for five years. It is a special visa, as you can re-apply for it. The criteria that the applicant should be aware of, for applying UK ancestry visa must be aged 17 or over. Being a commonwealth citizen is mandatory and along with that the applicant must have a grandparent who was born in the UK, Channel Islands or the Isle of Man. The ancestry visa application may be applicable based upon the British birth of your 4 grandparents, alive or declined.

The ancestry visa to United Kingdom is initially issued for a period of 5 years. After 5 years the applicant can apply for permanent residency in the UK as well. Candidates can apply for unlimited leave to remain (ILR) in the UK.  If the applicant has spent 5 years continuously in the UK and has employment in the country or can show that they have a valid purpose to look for a job. The applicants, who intend to live, or work in the UK must pro-actively seek or undertake employment, to be able to support without the need for public funding.

The candidates need to provide the following evidences in support of their application, in order to get UK ancestry visa granted.

1. A full birth certificate.

2. Full birth certificates of the parent and grandparent upon whose ancestry your application is based.

3. Your marriage certificate, (if applicable).

4. Legal adoption papers if your parents were adopted.

To earn the UK ancestry visa successfully, above mentioned requirements are necessary for applicants to fulfil the basic criteria for UK immigration rules. The expert immigration consultants and caseworkers have a wide range expertise and experience to assist you in finding the right route into the UK and the best option for yourself from amongst the variety of work permits and UK visas available.