UK Ancestry Visa Requirements

Do You Meet the Requirements of a UK Ancestry Visa?

To Qualify for a UK Ancestry Visa, You Must:

  • be 17 or over
  • have enough money to support yourself without accessing public funds
  • plan to work in the UK
  • be a citizen of the Commonwealth


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You Must Also Meet One of the Following Requirements
  • Have a grandparent born in the United Kingdom, the Channel Islands, or the Isle of Man
  • Have a grandparent born in what is now the Republic of Ireland on or before 31st March 1922
  • Have a grandparent born on a British-registered ship or aircraft

You can also claim an Ancestry Visa if you or your parent(s) were adopted or born within or outside marriage in the UK.

You cannot claim UK ancestry through your step-parents.

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Documents Required for a UK Ancestry Visa

UK Ancestry Visa Document Checklist

To apply for a UK Ancestry visa from outside the UK, You Will Need the Following Documents:

  • A current passport or another valid travel permit
  • Bank statements proving that you have enough money to support yourself
  • Recent tuberculosis test results if applying from a country where a TB test is required


To Prove Your Eligibility for the UK Ancestry Visa, You Will Need the Following Documents:

  • Your birth certificate
  • A marriage certificate or civil partnership registration document if you are applying to take your spouse
  • The birth certificate of the grandparent(s) through whom your ancestry claim is based
  • Marriage certificates for your parents and grandparents (if they were married)
  • Adoption papers, if you (or your parents) are adopted
  • Evidence of your plans to work in the UK, in the form of a job offer or a business plan if you intend to be self-employed


Other documents may be required depending on your circumstances. As a comprehensive Immigration Legal Service, we will be able to advise you on which documents are required. Contact our friendly legal team 24/7, on 020 3384 4389.

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