You can apply to come to the UK in this category if you can show that:

  • you are a Commonwealth citizen;
  • you are aged 17 or over;
  • you are able to work and you plan to work in the UK; and
  • you can adequately support and accommodate yourself and your dependants without help from public funds.

You must also show that at least 1 of your grandparents was born:

  • in the UK (including the Channel Islands and the Isle of Man); or
  • before 31 March 1922 in what is now the Republic of Ireland; or
  • on a British-registered ship or aircraft.

You can claim ancestry if your relationship to the relevant grandparent is in the legitimate or illegitimate line.

You cannot claim UK ancestry through step-parents, but you can apply if you or your parent (through whom you are claiming ancestry) are adopted. You must show evidence of the legal adoption with your application form.

You can claim ancestry if either you or the relevant parent:

  • were adopted
  • were born within or outside marriage in the UK

As a result of successful UK Ancestry visa application, you will be granted visa for a period of 5 years and you can apply for Indefinite Leave to Remain (ILR) upon completion of your 5 years residence in the UK under the UK Ancestry visa category. If for any reasons, you cannot apply for Indefinite Leave to Remain (ILR), you have the option to apply for renewal of UK Ancestry visa from inside the UK. The dependants of the UK Ancestry migrant can apply for entry clearance to accompany or join the UK ancestry migrant.

Why Sunrise Solicitors For Your UK Ancestry Visa?

The immigration solicitors at Sunrise Solicitors are experts in dealing with UK Ancestry entry clearance applications. The quality of our service is self-evident from the clients' reviews about the service provided by our immigration lawyers. You can contact us if you are seeking legal help from immigration lawyers in London in relation to your UK Ancestry entry clearance application and our immigration solicitors will provide you fast, friendly, reliable and professional immigration service.

If instructed to represent you regarding your UK Ancestry entry clearance application, the immigration casework to be carried out by our immigration solicitors will include the following:

  • Taking detailed instructions from you and advising you about the relevant immigration laws and procedures to be adopted by the British High Commission/Embassy/Consulate in your application for UK Ancestry visa;
  • Discussing your UK Ancestry visa application in detail with you and advising you about the weaknesses and strengths of your UK Ancestry visa application;
  • Advising you about the documentary evidence to be submitted in support of your UK Ancestry visa application;
  • Considering contents of the documentary evidence to be submitted in support of the UK Ancestry visa application and discussing the same with you;
  • Completing the online application form for UK Ancestry visa application and discussing the same with you;
  • Preparing a cover letter to introduce and support the UK Ancestry visa application;
  • Liaising with the Home Office, UKVI for a timely decision on the UK Ancestry visa application;
  • Protecting your interests while your UK Ancestry visa application is pending with the Home Office, UKVI and keeping you informed about the progress on your UK Ancestry visa application;
  • Doing all the follow up work including responding to any queries raised by the Home Office, UKVI until decision is reached on your UK Ancestry visa application;
  • Advising you on the outcome of your application and any further steps to be taken by you upon receipt of the decision from the Home Office, UKVI.

Our Fee For UK Ancestry Visa Application

  • We will charge you a fee from £1,000.00 (No VAT) for our professional immigration services for UK Ancestry visa application. The agreed fee will depend on the complexity of the matter and the casework involved in the UK Ancestry visa application.
  • If you cannot afford to pay our fee in full at the time of instructing us in relation to your UK Ancestry visa application, you can pay half of the fee at the time of instructing us and the balance can be paid by monthly instalments.
  • The agreed fee will cover all our work until decision by the Home Office, UKVI on the UK Ancestry visa application. However, it is pertinent to note that the agreed fee will not cover any disbursements to be incurred by  us on your behalf e.g. translation of documents, Home Office fee, Immigration Healthcare Surcharge (IHS) etc.

 

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