We at Rex Law Chambers (Manchester) can assist you with UK Ancestry visa application, if you are able to prove that one of your grandparents was born in the UK and you are able & planning to work in the UK. You can apply for a UK Ancestry visa if you are a Commonwealth citizen and applying from outside the UK.

You cannot claim UK ancestry through step-parents.

UK Ancestry visa key requirements

You must prove that you:

  • are 17 or over
  • have enough money without help from public funds to support and house yourself and any dependants
  • can and plan to work in the UK

Your ancestry

You must also show that you have a grandparent born in one of the following circumstances:

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

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

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

You must also meet all the other eligibility requirements. Please contact us for initial assessment to determine your eligibility, and to discuss the options.

Family members

Your family members (dependants) must apply to join or remain with you in the UK if they're from outside the EEA or Switzerland. The family members include your husband, wife, partner, your child under 18 or your child over 18.

If your child is over 18 they cannot apply if they are outside the UK. They can apply from inside the UK if they are already here as your dependant.

UK Ancestry Visa Extension

If you are already in the UK as a person who was granted entry clearance for five years as a person with UK Ancestry, you can apply for extension of your stay before the expiry of your five years visa. The extension of stay option is good for only those who are unable to succeed in their ILR application on completion of five years residence in the UK under the UK ancestry visa e.g. due to an unspent criminal conviction. The extension of stay will be granted for a period of five years which may help in rehabilitation of the criminal offence in order to apply for indefinite leave to remain in future.

ILR UK Ancestry

An application for Indefinite Leave to Remain (ILR) can be submitted to the Home Office, UKBA on completion of five years under the UK Ancestry Visa category. The applicant has to show that he has been working throughout the period of five years stay in the UK as a person with UK Ancestry Visa. The application Form SET (O) is used to submit the application.

Our fees

Our expert UK immigration lawyer will guide you through every step of UK Ancestry visa application process including advice about legal requirements and eligibility criteria.

Our fixed fee for Entry Clearance application

We charge a fixed fee starting from £1000 for our professional legal services in relation to Entry Clearance application for UK Ancestry visa. The agreed fixed fee will depend on the complexity of the matter and the casework involved in the matter.

Our fixed fee for extension of UK Ancestry visa

We charge a fixed fee starting from £800 for our professional legal services in relation to UK Ancestry visa extension application. The agreed fixed fee will depend on the complexity of the matter and the casework involved in the matter.

Our fixed fee for ILR application

We charge a fixed fee starting from £800 for our professional legal services in relation to ILR application on the basis of UK Ancestry visa. The agreed fixed fee will depend on the complexity of the matter and the casework involved in the matter.

Do you need legal help?

Contact Rex Law Chambers, if you have any questions or need legal help with any UK immigration law related matter. At Rex Law Chambers, we specialise in a wide range of UK visas and nationality applications and our principal immigration lawyer has wealth of experience and expert knowledge to deal with all types of UK visas and immigration applications. He has successfully handled many complex and high-profile cases and also represented clients in their immigration matters.

We can provide one-off FREE general legal advice via live chat or our "Enquiry Form". The FREE advice does not cover the advice in relation to complex legal issues or advice about documents to be submitted in support of the application. If you would like to to get detailed legal advice then please schedule an in-person, Zoom, Skype or phone consultation by using our "Appointment Request Form".

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