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At Hadi Law Solicitors, our Immigration Lawyers can assist you with obtaining an Ancestry Visa. And if your Ancestry Visa has been refused, we will work tenaciously to find out the reason and advise you on the next best steps.
“I recently used Hadi Law for immigration matter. I would like to thank everyone at Hadi Law Solicitors for their excellent work, professionalism, kindness and understanding. Thank you for sorting this out in such a quick and friendly manner. Your advice at every step was really good.”
As a fully regulated law firm, we are 100% honest with our clients about whether a particular immigration route is right for them. We will take the time to understand your situation and if applying for an Ancestry Visa or challenging a refusal is not the right route for you, we will suggest alternatives. We understand how important it is to ensure you know about the choices available to you. Therefore, we provide practical, astute legal advice that achieves results.
Please call us for an initial consultation on 01772 447000 or request a callback.
Below are the answers to some frequent questions regarding the UK Ancestry Visa.
What is a UK Ancestry Visa?
A UK Ancestry Visa is a type of visa that allows those eligible to live and work in the United Kingdom for up to five years. To be eligible for this visa, you must be a Commonwealth, British Overseas, British Overseas Territories, or Zimbabwe citizen or a British National (overseas). In addition, one of your grandparents must have been born in the UK, the Channel Islands, the Isle of Man, or in Ireland before 31 March 1922.
You will need to show that you have enough money to financially support yourself without requiring public funds and that you plan to work in the UK.
What can I do on a UK Ancestry Visa?
With an Ancestry Visa, you are allowed to work in the UK without any restrictions. You can take up employment or be self-employed. You can also study at a UK Higher Education Institution (HEI), for example, a university or college.
How long can I stay in the UK on a UK Ancestry Visa?
Initially, this visa is granted for a period of five years. After you have lived and worked in the UK for this time, you may be eligible to apply for Indefinite Leave to Remain (ILR), also known as settlement.
Can I bring family members to the UK on an Ancestry Visa?
You can bring certain family members with you to the UK under this visa, including your spouse, partner, or civil partner, and dependent children.
What documents do I need to provide?
You will need to include the following documents in your Ancestry Visa application:
Your birth certificate.
The birth certificates of the parent and grandparent your ancestry claim is based on.
Proof that you plan to work in the UK, for example offers of jobs or details of your planned self-employment.
Documents dated within 31 days of you submitting your application that show you have adequate funds to support yourself and any dependents.
Depending on your circumstances, you might also need to provide:
Evidence that your parents or grandparents have changed their name since birth, for example marriage or civil partnership certificates or a deed poll.
Adoption papers if you or your parents are adopted.
Your results if you are required to take a TB test.
Your marriage certificate or civil partnership registration document if your spouse or civil partner is coming to the UK with you. If you are bringing your unmarried partner with you, you will need to prove that you have been living together in a relationship for two years or more.
By instructing us, you can be fully confident that your Ancestry Visa application is prepared and submitted correctly, saving you time and money, as well as eliminating stress.
“Hadi law Solicitors are great professionals; they are really experienced and informative. Especially Katie and Sana who have been showing support since the start. Really impressed with the customer service. Will be using them for the future.”
For further information speak to us on 01772 447000 or reach out to us on our 7 day a week WhatsApp helpline07869760533.