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UK Ancestry Visa

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About The UK Ancestry Visa

General Information

The UK Ancestry visa is issued to Commonwealth citizens who would like to live and work in the UK for up to 5 years.

In order to apply, you must have a grandparent who was born in the UK.

The Ancestry visa can also be extended, depending on certain conditions.

You can also apply to settle in the UK permanently.

Family members and dependants must apply online separately.

You can secure your United Kingdom Ancestry Visa online with Visa First. We will handle your application from start to finish.

Our highly efficient service boosts your chances of a successful visa application.


You can apply for a UK Ancestry visa if you:

  • Are a Commonwealth citizen
  • Are applying from outside the UK
  • Have a grandparent who was born in the UK
  • Are able and planning to work in the UK
  • Are 17 or older
  • Have enough money (without help from public funds) to support and house yourself and any dependants

In order to apply for this visa, you will be required to provide a number of documents. These may include:

  • A valid passport (your passport should have at least 6 months validity remaining and should have at least one blank page)
  • Bank statements to show sufficient funds
  • Tuberculosis test results (if applicable)
  • Proof of ancestry
  • Health surcharge - please note that additional health surcharge of £2000 must be paid to the National Health Service at the time of the application submission
  • * Additional documents might be required depending on the case.
UK Ancestry Visa Processing Time

You should get a decision on your visa within 3 weeks when you apply from outside the UK.


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