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Immigration – UK Ancestry

You can apply for a UK Ancestry visa if you are a Commonwealth citizen and you are able and planning to work in the UK. You have to be 17 years old or over and are able to prove that one of your grandparents was born in the UK. You would also have to demonstrate you are able to maintain and accommodate yourself in the UK without recourse from public funds.

To apply for a UK ancestry visa there are various documents you must provide:

A current passport or other valid travel identification, a bank statement to show you have enough money to support yourself. A full birth certificate, your marriage certificate or civil partnership registration document if your wife, husband or civil partner would want to join you, the full birth certificates for your parent and grandparent your UK ancestry claim is based on, if they are married you would also need their marriage certificates.

To support your UK ancestry application, you would also need evidence that you are planning to work in the UK, for example, job offers you have received or a business plan if you are self-employed. Depending on the circumstances of an individual you may need to provide additional documents.

On a UK Ancestry visa, you can work or study and may even be able to bring family members to remain or join you in the UK.

Vestra Lawyers are one of the top UK immigration lawyers’ firms to specialise in immigration matters for individuals. We are Birmingham-based immigration lawyers and endeavour to take care of your whole immigration procedure personally to minimise the stress that is caused during the immigration application process. We have a high success rate as UK immigration lawyers due to our expertise and in-depth understanding of our clients’ cases. At Vestra Lawyers we are proud to say that our clients come first.

Call us today on 0121 728 5999 / 0203 929 5999, or email us on to discuss your immigration case with a highly trained and skilled lawyer. Our friendly team are here to help you from your first point of contact until your case is concluded. Do not hesitate to get in touch today so that we can help you.

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