The UK Ancestry route is an easier route than Tier 2 skilled worker route to enter the United Kingdom for work-related purposes.

by Emma Bashford | | Blog

The UK Ancestry route is an easier route than Tier 2 skilled worker route to enter the United Kingdom for work-related purposes. To meet the rules, you must:

  • Have a UK born grandparent- male or female born in England, Wales, Scotland, Northern Ireland or Southern Ireland before 31st of March 1922, or a ship or aircraft registered in the UK or belonged to the UK government. If you or your parents were adopted by a British citizen- then you can also use your adopted UK born grandparent with the UK Ancestry route
  • Be over the age of 17
  • Be a Commonwealth citizen 
  • Be looking for work or intending to work in the United Kingdom

Applying for Indefinite Leave to Remain in the UK with UK Ancestry;

After you have spent 5 years in the UK, you can apply for indefinite leave to remain in the UK in line with the rules:

  • You are working or looking for work
  • You have dependants who are over the age of 18 and are still reliant on you (this could be for children now attending University in the UK)
  • You have not spent 180 days in any rolling 12-month period out of the UK
  • You can support yourself in the UK and any dependants without relying on Public funds
  • You meet the English requirement and the Life in the UK requirements
  • You are not making an out of time application
  • You meet the good character requirements

 

The benefits of using a UK Ancestry visa:

You do not need to meet the minimum earning requirement, or maintenance before coming to the UK for yourself or your dependant children or spouse

  • No English requirement on entry
  • A 5-year visa allowing you to work anywhere without permission
  • Your children can qualify for Settlement and British citizenship as well


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