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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- 31 August 2022
Scale-up visa – is this route worth the hustle?
The new Scale-up visa route launched on 22 August 2022 with the aim of helping the UK’s top growing businesses to employ top talent across the globe in professions including scientists, engineers, programmers, software developers, research/development professionals, and other similar roles who currently form part of the shortage of professionals in the UK.
- 17 August 2022
UK Immigration update: Visa and Sponsor Licence applications
UK Visas and Immigration (UKVI) regularly updates its rules and guidance, often without giving prior notice, and therefore it is crucial for businesses and their non-settled workers to remain hypervigilant to adhere to the Immigration Rules.
- 01 July 2022
Preparing for sponsor compliance visits
The Home Office suspended all points-based system sponsor compliance and assessment visits during the Covid-19 pandemic whilst lockdown restrictions were in effect. Sponsor compliance visits have now resumed. and it appears that the Home Office is attempting to make up for lost time.
- 09 June 2022
Work Visa: Applying for a dependent child
There is frequent discussion surrounding the requirements for a spouse or unmarried partner applying as the dependant of a UK visa holder, however what receives less attention are the requirements for a dependent child, which in some cases can fall subject to a higher level of scrutiny from the Home Office.
- 26 May 2022
Sponsorship Management System
When granted with a Worker sponsor licence to employ migrant workers, an organisation is given access to the Sponsorship Management System (SMS), which is the online platform used to manage the licence and facilitate the sponsorship of migrant workers. We have set out some key points for you to download to help you with the SMS.
“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.”