UK Work Permits is not part of the Home Office: the official body for visa applications in the UK, and is not affiliated with it. We are a leading consultancy specialising in UK immigration. If you would like to prepare and submit your UK immigration application yourself you can do so by visiting the Official UKVI website. The specialist legal services we offer cannot be obtained directly from the Home Office. To find out more about these services, please read our FAQs.

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Ancestry visas

Individuals with an ancestral connection to the UK may be eligible to apply for a UK Ancestry visa, which will  allow them to seek and take up employment freely in the UK. The key requirements for this visa category are that the individual is a citizen of the Commonwealth and has a grandparent who was born in the UK, the Channel Islands, the Isle of Man, or in some cases, the Republic of Ireland. Applicants must also demonstrate that they are at least 17 years old, are able to (and intend to) work in the UK, and can support themselves (and any dependants) without recourse to public funds. Successful applicants will be given leave to enter the UK for a period of five (5) years.

Our UK Ancestry visa application service includes offering a reliable assessment of the case under the relevant criteria with the aim of identifying any potential issues affecting the case, advising on and checking supporting documents required for the application, and providing the Client with clear instructions for the submission of the application to the Applicant’s local Visa Application Centre.

Should you wish to discuss a potential ancestry visa application with us, please contact us by calling tel. 0845 226 4030, or e-mailing


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