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UK Ancestry Visa

Officially part of the Appendix UK Ancestry Route.


The UK Ancestry Visa is open to an applicant who is a Commonwealth citizen, who wants to work in the UK, and who has one grandparent born in the UK.


A carry-over from a previous phase of the UK immigration system, the UK Ancestry Visa represents one of "premium" visa options currently available. This is because the requirements of the UK Ancestry Visa are comparatively simple and the restrictions on the Visa are relatively few.


The applicant simply needs to intend to work in the UK, which could include plans for self-employment and/or setting up one's own business.

How long can I stay in the UK with this visa?

How long can I stay in the UK with this visa?

You can stay in the UK for up to 5 years on the UK Ancestry Visa. You will then be able to apply for settlement or extend your visa.

Which family members can I bring with me on this visa?

You may be able to bring your partner and children with you to the UK on the UK Ancestry Visa.

What work can I do while on this visa?

What work can I do while on this visa?

There is no restriction on work on the UK Ancestry Visa.

Can I settle in the UK in the future with this visa?

Can I settle in the UK in the future with this visa?

Yes. You may become eligible to apply for settlement after 5 years residency in the UK while on the UK Ancestry Visa.

What fees will I need to pay for this visa?

What fees will I need to pay for this visa?

The UK government fee for the UK Ancestry Visa is £516.

You might also need to pay the Immigration Health Surcharge (IHS) and the Biometric Enrolment Fee.

Which family members can I bring with me on this visa?

Key questions answered:

Birth certificate
Birth certificate of grandparent born in the UK.
Proof of finances
Work plan
Tuberculosis test certificate, if applicable.

Documents needed (other documentation may also be required):