Why Us

Established in 2002, Migration Expert is a private immigration company with a team of highly experienced migration consultants for Canada, the UK and Australia clients from across the globe wishing to apply for a UK visa. Migration Expert provides fee-based services in addition to the official government charges to advise, assist and represent our clients through the often-complex visa application process. All decisions for granting of a visa remain with the UK Government subject to lodging a valid application using the free forms available on the Government website and meeting the relevant criteria. Migration Expert is not affiliated with the UK Government and act independently in the interests of our clients.

UK Ancestry Visa

UK Ancestry Visa

The UK Ancestry Visa permits Commonwealth nationals with a grandparent born in the United Kingdom to live and work in the UK without restriction for an initial five (5) year period.

The UK Ancestry Visa may also lead to being eligible to apply for Indefinite Leave to Remain (ILR) and UK Nationality.

Ancestry Visa Basic Requirements

To obtain an Ancestry visa it is necessary for applicants to fulfil the basic prerequisites set out by the UK Immigration Authorities.

Applicants must be from a Commonwealth country, aged 17 or over and have a grandparent who was born in the UK.

In addition to that, applicants must also be able to work in the UK and be able to support themselves and any dependants.

Ancestry Visa Entitlements

The Ancestry visa entitles holders to seek employment in any field in the UK for a period of up to five (5) years.

After five years, holders may be able to apply for ILR as long as they continue to meet the requirements of their visa and demonstrate that they have been employed during this time and not travelled outside the UK for longer than the permissible time periods.

To see a full listing of our fees and services, Ancestry visa Processing Time and application costs please visit our FAQ page.