Ancestry Visa

Ancestry Visa
The UK Ancestry Visa allows a Commonwealth Citizen to immigrate to the UK, if granted the applicant has the freedom to live and work in UK on the basis of their UK ancestral ties Citizens from Commonwealth countries with a grandparent who was born in the UK, the Channel Islands or the Isle of Man may enter the UK for a period of five years on a UK Ancestry Visa. This UK Ancestry Visa will allow you to work in any job you want with no restricts like immigrants on a Tier2 Visa. You will have to provide evidence of your relationship, and this may require spending a lot of time searching for old marriage certificates, birth certificates, etc. Contact our office and we will be able to guide you through the process to ensure you get your visa.

Eligibility
⦁ You have a grandparent who was born in the UK, the Channel Islands or the Isle of Man
⦁ You are able to support yourself without access to public funds
⦁ You are willing and able to work
⦁ An offer of employment helps but is not necessary
After five years continuous stay on a UK Ancestry Visa you may apply for Indefinite Leave to Remain as long as you still meet the requirements for the Ancestry visa and you have spent five years in employment in the UK without a break. This form of Leave to Remain is also known as Permanent Residence or ILR. Once you have had ILR for 12 months you are eligible to apply for British Citizenship, which means you can become a British citizen 6 years after entering the UK.

Family Permit
Any EU citizen taking up residence in the UK in accordance with the EU regulations can bring their family with.The family permit or visa is valid for six months. The permit allows the holder to enter and leave the UK as many times as he/she needs to. The Family Permit’s holder can take up employment in the UK. After arriving in the UK, it is possible to apply for an EU Settlement Scheme and get a BRP.This card confirms the person’s right of residence in the UK and is valid for 5 years.

There are 2 different family permits:
⦁ EU Settlement Scheme family permit                        ⦁ EEA family permit
The person you’re joining must also either be:
⦁ an EEA or Swiss citizen with ‘settled’ or ‘pre-settled’ status under the EU Settlement Scheme
⦁ an Irish citizen
⦁ a British citizen who also has EEA or Swiss citizenship and who lived in the UK as an EEA or Swiss citizen before getting British citizenship Eligibility requirement for EEA FAMILY PERMIT
⦁ you’re from outside the European Economic Area (EEA)
⦁ you’re the ‘close’ family member of an EEA or Swiss citizen (excluding UK nationals)
⦁ the EEA citizen you’re joining is in the UK already or travelling with you to the UK within 6 months of the date of your application EU Settlement Scheme family permit
You can apply for an EU Settlement Scheme family permit to come to the UK if all of the following apply:
⦁ you’re from outside the European Economic Area (EEA)
⦁ you’re the ‘close’ family member of an EEA or Swiss citizen (excluding UK nationals)
⦁ the EEA citizen you’re joining is in the UK already or travelling with you to the UK within 6 months of the date of your application
The person you’re joining must also either be:
⦁ an EEA or Swiss citizen with ‘settled’ or ‘pre-settled’ status under the EU Settlement Scheme         ⦁ an Irish citizen

A British citizen who also has EEA or Swiss citizenship and who lived in the UK as an EEA or Swiss citizen before getting British citizenship Qualifying as Family Member In principle, all non-EU members of the family, accompanying or joining the EEA citizen, or Swiss national, to/in the UK can apply for an EEA Family visa or permit. To qualify as a direct family member, you must be the EEA citizen’s spouse or civil partner, or the child or grandchild under 21 of the EU national or his spouse/civil partner. Dependent parents, grandparents, children or grandchildren over 21 (of the EU national or his spouse) can qualify at any age as long as they can prove to be financially dependant on the EU sponsor. Qualifying as Extended Family Member It is also possible to apply as an extended family member of the EU national. This will, for example, be anunmarried partner who has been in a durable relationship with the EU (and has in general lived with him/her for at least 2 years), brother, sister, aunt, uncle, cousin or niece. Except for unmarried partners, all other extended family members have to prove to be or have been dependent on the EU citizen or to be or have been a member of their household. Alternatively, the extended family member has to prove a serious health condition. Furthermore, that he/she rely on the care from the EU citizen. Extended family members must apply for an EU Family Permit or Residence Card to reside legally in the UK.