UK Ancestry Status

Those Commonwealth citizens who have a grandparent that was born in the UK may qualify for UK Ancestry status. This is a working category and you do not need sponsorship if you qualify for this status.

You may qualify if:

  • you are a Commonwealth citizen;
  • you are 17 or over;
  • you have a grandparent who was born in the United Kingdom and Islands;
  • you are able to work and you plan to do so in the United Kingdom; and
  • you can support and accommodate yourself and any dependants adequately without help from public funds

This category also leads to settlement in the UK. Once you have completed five continuous years stay in this status and still intend to work, you can qualify for indefinite leave to remain.

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Ancestry application