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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- 16 May 2019
Spouse Visa – Is your relationship genuine and subsisting?
For years many couples have become frustrated by the requirements for a spouse visa as the rules and guidance are difficult to understand. A significant amount of applications are rejected on the basis of the applicant not providing the adequate documents to evidence the relationship requirement.
- 24 November 2017
Failing to evidence right to work is not an excuse to dismiss an employee
In Baker v Abellio London Ltd, the EAT overturned the ET’s original finding of a fair dismissal for illegality. The ET had accepted that a Jamaican national with the right to live and work in the UK was fairly dismissed after his employer had suspended, and eventually dismissed him, after failing to provide documentary evidence of his right to work.
- 24 November 2017
UK work experience visas under Tier 5
The Tier 5 visa route enables international students from outside the EEA to undertake temporary work experience, internships or approved training in the UK during or after their studies. Here, we consider the Government Authorised Exchange (GAE) and Youth Mobility schemes under Tier 5 of the Points Based System. Both routes allow a student/graduate to live and work in the UK for 12-24 months.
- 17 November 2017
Government doubles visas for exceptional talented individuals
On Wednesday, the government announced its intentions to double the number of visas to individuals who show promise in the technology, science, art and creative industries. Home Secretary Amber Rudd confirmed that the number of visas available through the Tier 1 Exceptional Talent route will increase from 1,000 to 2,000 a year.
- 10 November 2017
Brexit Update: Government Publishes ‘Technical Document’ on EU citizens’ rights
Last night, Theresa May confirmed that the EU Withdrawal Bill would be amended to formally commit to Brexit at 23:00 GMT on 29 March 2019. This comes after the government published a ‘technical document’ on Tuesday setting out further details of how the new settled status scheme for EU nationals and their family members would operate as the UK leaves the EU. The document seeks to reassure the 3 million EU citizens currently living in the UK of their immigration status post-Brexit.
- 15 September 2017
Establishing a business presence in the UK – the sole representative visa
Our immigration lawyers have recently seen an increase in enquiries from successful overseas business owners who wish to establish a business presence in the UK. Such individuals have explored the Tier 1 Entrepreneur visa route but either do not want to live in the UK or do not wish to make a large investment, such as the £200,000 required under the Entrepreneur route.
“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.”