It is stated that to be eligible for an ancestry visa, you must be a Commonwealth citizen and able to show that you have a grandparent born:
You must also be 17 years or above, have enough money to support yourself and any dependants without help from public funds, and have the ability and intention to work in the UK.
Whilst the requirements and published guidance tease a less onerous visa route, the Home Office do not provide specific guidance on all required evidence. It is therefore critical to understand what the Home Office are looking for, so as to avoid the financial loss of an application fee which may be taken simply to refuse your application.
Yes, this is acceptable. A family member, unmarried partner, or even a friend may provide your accommodation. This, however, comes with a caveat, in that the beneficiary must declare their intention to support you in your application and provide financial documents to evidence their statement.
Yes, a dependant may apply to join the main applicant if they are a partner, a child under 18, or a child over 18 who is currently a dependant. A number of points to remark on:
Whilst many of the requirements under paragraph 186 of the Immigration Rules could be considered broad, the rules on providing ancestry documents are definitive. You must be able to provide:
Your application does not stand or fall depending on whether you have employment guaranteed before applying. However, it is worth keeping in mind that you must evidence your intention to work somehow – i.e. job offers you’ve received proof of registration with recruitment companies, etc.
Yes, for a further five years, but it is work noting that by this point it is likely that you will be eligible for Indefinite Leave to Remain, should you satisfy certain requirements and wish to apply.
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