UK Ancestry visa for Commonwealth citizen to Work, Live, Study in UK


This visa allows commonwealth citizens to come to UK for 5 years. The visa allow to work, study and bring dependants such as children and partner. If you’ve lived in the UK for 5 years on this visa, you can apply to extend stay for another 5 years or apply for indefinite leave to remain (ILR, Permanent Residence) in the UK. After 12 months of getting ILR and meeting residence requirements, naturalisation application can be made as long as rest of the mandatory requirements are met.

Our Success Rate

From 2006 to the date, we have 100% success rate in ancestry visa applications. None of our application for ancestor visa for commonwealth nationals in the UK is ever refused. This includes all applications for entry clearance in UK ancestry visa route. Read our latest success stories.

Eligibility Requirements

To make an application for UK ancestry visa, you should be a Commonwealth citizen. You also need to provide evidence that one of your grandparents (Grandfather or Grandmother) was born in the UK, the Channel Islands or the Isle of Man. In addition if one of the grandparents was born before 31 March 1922 in what is now Ireland or born on ship or aircraft that was either registered in the UK or belonged to the UK government. Your parents or grandparents does not have to be married. You can also make application for Ancestry visa UK if you or your parents were adopted. The application can not made if parents were step parents. You also need to prove that you are able, intend and plan to in the UK without recourse to the public funds. You have enough money to support yourself and your dependants such as partner and children.

Home Office, Embassy and NHS Health Surcharge Fees: Costs of Visa Application

Spouse Visa/ Unmarried Civil Partner/ Switching to Spouse VisaIn UK Visa ExtensionOutside UK
Home Office Application Fee1048637
NHS Immigration Health Surcharge (IHS)3120 (£624/year x 5 years visa)3120
Biometric Fee00
Biometric Appointment Fee 0-1200-120
Total (without appointment fee)£4168£3757
Foreign currency charges may be charged by the Bank if paying in foreign currency.

Key facts, Processing times

Visa Validity (Months) 60 Months
Processing Time in UK (Weeks)8-12 Weeks
Processing time outside UK12-16 Weeks
Super Priority Service in UK £8001 Working Day (Currently not available)
Super Priority Service outside UK £5732-4 Weeks

Book Online

ServiceDescription of ServiceFixed Fees
Book Full Application Preparation & Submission Service Comprehensive service. All work covered from start to the end. Fixed Fee, No VAT, No Hidden Charges. Allocated caseworker. The Fees is for the first applicant. An additional dependant pays discounted fee when applying together with the main applicant.

 Full advice about all queries related to visa application
 List of documents for your UK Ancestry Visa for Commonwealth Nationals
 Full prepare and complete the application form
 Pay visa fees and other applicable fees on your behalf – Of course you will reimburse us for any disbursements
 Submit the application form and application as registered immigration representative
 Upload all the documents or submit to the Home Office by post
 Book Bio-metrics appointment to capture your fingerprints and photo at one of the visa application centre
 Continuous advice from the day one until a decision is made by the embassy or Home Office

Other ways to Book

You can book service online by following above links. Alternatively contact us and we will book service:

By phone: UK +44 (0)1782 977899, +44 (0)7944132344
By email:
WhatsApp/ Text Message: +447944132344

After Booking Service: Next Step

Once we received your booking, we will start working on your immigration straight away. In the first instance, we will call you to know about circumstances to compile the list of documents you need for your application. We will send a detailed email containing the:

  • List of Required Documents
  • Required Information

On receiving above, we will check them and start preparing your application. If there is any information missing or documents are not in the correct format, we will contact you, advice you the alternative documents you can provide. Full support is provided. Once application is complete, we will send you copy of draft application for your approval. On getting your consent to submit the application, application will be submitted. Read more details.

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