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UK Ancestry Visa

If you are a Commonwealth Citizen and have a UK-born Grandparent, you may be able to obtain a 5-year Visa!

Eligibility Criteria:

If you are applying to obtain an Ancestry Visa, you must prove all the following to the Home Office:

  • Be a Commonwealth citizen;
  • Be aged at least 17 years old;
  • Have a grandparent born in the UK or Islands (Isle of Man and Channel Islands);
  • Plan to be employed in the UK;
  • Be able to fund all living costs without requiring help from public funds

Required documents:

You can make an application via the Home Office website

You may need:

  • A current passport/other valid travel identification
  • Sufficient funds to support yourself
  • TB test results (if you’re from a country where you are required to take the test)
  • Your relationship with the grandparent
  • Evidence of your plans to work in the UK
  • Documents of any family dependents joining you


If your application is successful, you will be granted permission to remain in the UK for 5 years. At the end of the 5-year period you will be eligible to apply for ILR providing that you continue to meet requirements of Immigration Rules for UK Ancestry.

After your 5-year Visa expires, you will either have the option to renew your visa or alternatively you can apply for Indefinite Leave to Remain (ILR).


The UK Ancestry Visa will cost £516.00. You may also have to pay the healthcare surcharge as part of your application.

√  You can work, study and bring family members.
x  You cannot change (‘switch’) into this visa if you are already in the UK on another visa.
x  You cannot receive public funds.

QC Immigration has in-depth knowledge as well as understanding of the requirements regarding Ancestry Visa applications and we can assist you in submitting a strong application. After our systematic evaluation, we will be able to advise you regarding your potential claim for the Ancestry Visa and assist you further in submitting your application.