Apply for entry clearance UK Ancestry Visa, contact our team of expert Immigration Solicitors serving you since 2008.

Requirements to apply for UK Ancestry Visa:

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

  • in the UK, the Channel Islands or the Isle of Man
  • before 31 March 1922 in what is now Ireland
  • on a ship or aircraft that was either registered in the UK or belonged to the UK government

You can claim ancestry if:

  • you or your parent were adopted
  • your parents or grandparents were not married

You cannot claim UK ancestry through step-parents.

Documents Required to apply for Entry Clearance UK Ancestry Visa

Documents you must provide

When you apply you’ll need to provide:

  • a current passport (with a blank page for your visa) or another valid travel document
  • your full birth certificate
  • the full birth certificates of the parent and grandparent your ancestry claim is based on
  • evidence that you’re planning to work in the UK, for example job offers you’ve received or a business plan if you’re self-employed
  • evidence, such as bank statements, that prove you can support yourself and any dependants in the UK – it must be dated within 31 days from when you submit your application

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
  • legal adoption papers if you or your parents are adopted
  • your tuberculosis test results if you’re from a country where you have to take a TB test
  • your marriage certificate or civil partnership registration document if your spouse or civil partner wants to join you in the UK

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