Grandparents born in the UK?

The Global Advantage:

  • Free initial assessment by phone or email
  • No call centres – speak directly to a specialist immigration lawyer
  • Fixed fees and unlimited support
  • Complete list of all documents needed
  • Professionally prepared applications
  • Experienced specialist immigration lawyers

We have clients across the UK and the rest of the world.
With phone, email and Skype, we can act for you wherever you are.

UK Ancestry Visas

The UK Ancestry visa is a route available to Commonwealth citizens who want to move to the UK, alone or with their family. The application has to be made from your home country.

The UK Ancestry visa is specifically for people who want to work in the UK.  You are free to take any employment you like, or to set up your own business, without needing any further permission from the Home Office.

You must be at least 17 years old when you apply for this visa.

You will be eligible to apply for settlement once you have lived in the UK on this visa for five years.


You need to have a grandparent who was born in the UK, the Channel Islands or the Isle of Man.  Birth in the Republic of Ireland is also acceptable, as long as it was before 1922.

This must either be your grandparent by blood, or because of adoption.  The adoption must be one that is recognised as legal in the UK.

Maintenance and accommodation

You will not be eligible for any public funds, and must be able to maintain and accommodate yourself and your family from your own resources.

Call 08448 044 128 or email us today.  Get the help you need to get your visa.

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Has your UK Ancestry Visa been refused?

There is no right of appeal if your visa is refused

If your visa is refused you will not be able to appeal to an independent Immigration Judge.  Instead, the remedy is to apply to the Home Office for what is called an Administrative Review – that is, a review of your application by a different caseworker.
You are not permitted to submit any additional documents with an application for Administrative Review, just arguments as to why the caseworker made a mistake when refusing your application
You can read more about how we can help you if your visa is refused on our Administrative Review page.

How we can help you

Our lawyers have specialised in UK immigration law for at least the past 14 years – which means that when it comes to making successful applications, we know what we are talking about.  When you ask us to act for you we will:

Ensure that you know what the rules are

We will make sure that you know not only what the Immigration Rules are, but also how the decision maker will interpret the rules, based on the guidance given to Home Office officials.

Give you a complete list of documents

We provide a complete list of all the documents needed to support your application, both those that are mandatory and those based on our experience of preparing many thousand applications.

Check your documents

We will review your documents so that any problems can be dealt with before your application is lodged.

Prepare the application to a very high standard

We will complete all the paperwork, and draft detailed legal representations that set out your case, address any issues that may be problematic, and then go through the different requirements of the Immigration Rules and show how you meet each one.

Provide unlimited advice and support

We will work with you for as long as it takes to get your paperwork perfect.  And because we charge a fixed fee, you can call or email us at any time that your have a question without any extra charge, no matter how many times that is.


globe-75x75We have clients all over the UK and the rest of the world.  With phone, Skype, email and post, we can act for you wherever in the world you are.

Call 08448 044 128 or email us today to get your visa.