The UK Ancestry visa route is available to Commonwealth citizens who are over the age of 17, who can demonstrate they have a grandparent who was born in the UK and who have the intention to work in the UK.
We can advise you of the eligibility requirements and help you prepare your application so you can obtain a visa which when granted will be valid for five years.
Once you have held the visa for five years, you can apply for Indefinite Leave to Remain after which you could naturalise as a British citizen.
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- 24 January 2023
Can I still apply to the EU Settlement Scheme after my divorce?
A family member of a ‘qualifying’ EEA national (including the EU, Switzerland, Norway, Iceland, and Liechtenstein) must apply for an EU Settlement Scheme (EUSS) Family Permit to join their EEA family member in the UK. The EUSS Family Permit is valid for 6 months, and once in the UK, the family member must apply for status under the EU Settlement Scheme.
- 09 January 2023
2023 and UK Immigration – points to note
On the heels of another year of major changes within the UK immigration system, we anticipate yet even more change in 2023. This is in large part due to the Home Office’s overarching plan to fully digitise the UK immigration system by the end of 2024.
- 06 December 2022
End of the Year – Immigration Updates
The UK immigration system has incurred major changes this year. These changes aim to transform and simplify the immigration rules, system and policies.
- 17 November 2022
How to manage your UK sponsor licence on the SMS
Do you already have a sponsor licence, but have difficulty using it? Watch our UK immigration solicitors Monica Atwal and Rebecca Hone as they share information on how to sponsor migrant workers via the online Sponsorship Management System, commonly known as the ‘SMS.’
- 03 November 2022
Commission to review Skilled Worker Shortage Occupations List
The Government has commissioned a review of the Shortage Occupations List (SOL) to determine whether any occupations should be removed or added to the list. The Migration Advisory Committee (MAC) has been tasked with this, and it will likely invite employers and other stakeholders to provide evidence.
“The whole process of obtaining Skill worker Visa for my husband and myself was a hassle free experience – all thanks to Rebecca Hone for putting up the perfect documentation on our behalf. It took her just two phone calls with us to get us there. We were offered a good discount for the dependant visa. Given that we were a bit stressed because of the times we live in, we are truly thankful to Clarkslegal for the exceptional services offered to us. Everything just fell into place.”
“I had the pleasure of working with Rebecca Hone at Clarkslegal LLP. Rebecca was incredibly proactive about helping to manage my Tier 2 Visa process. She made it incredibly clear what was required, and was very helpful in reminding me about any outstanding details. Rebecca also ensured that the process went as quickly and efficiently as possible.”