UK Ancestry Visa

If you are a citizen of one of 56 Commonwealth countries and have at least one grandparent who was born in the UK, you may be eligible to apply for a UK Ancestry visa. If your application is successful, you will be able to work and study in the UK with few limitations for up…

For individuals with ancestral links to the UK, the Ancestry visa allows much more flexibility with employment options than most other visa categories. New applications must be made online to UKVI from outside the UK; it is not possible to switch to this visa from a different category. To be eligible, applicants must be able to prove that they can support themselves and any dependents financially.

At Lexus Law, our team of immigration law experts can help you to navigate the complex process of preparing your application and submitting it to UKVI.

  • We will help you to gather all the required supporting documents to ensure your application is submitted fully and accurately, giving you the best chance for success.
  • If your application is unfortunately denied, we can advise you on the merits of requesting an Administrative Review from UKVI, or whether a new application would be more suitable to your circumstances. There is no right of appeal for Ancestry visa refusals.
  • If your Ancestry visa expiry date is approaching, we can help you to apply for an extension for a further five years. If you have already completed five years’ continuous residence in the UK, we can instead advise you on your eligibility for ILR.

Speak to our team

Contact us today to find out how personalised legal advice from experienced immigration lawyers can help you with your UK Ancestry visa application.

Frequently Asked Questions

How long will it take to get a decision on my application?

If applying from outside the UK, you should receive your decision within three weeks of submitting your application. If the service is available in the country in which you are applying, you may be able to pay an additional fee for the priority service which usually provides a decision within five working days.

How much does the UK Ancestry visa cost?

The fee for applying for this visa from overseas is £516. If you are applying to extend from within the UK, the application fee is £1033.

You may also be subject to pay the Immigration Healthcare Surcharge (IHS) which typically costs £624 per year for each applicant (including dependents).

Our Process


Contact us to book your complimentary consultation.

If you need trustworthy legal advice regarding immigration in the UK, we would be pleased to help. Fill in our contact form with a brief overview of your situation and we will be in touch as soon as possible to schedule a free consultation with our immigration law experts.


Let us review your circumstances and provide a quotation.

During your free consultation, we will provide guidance on how we can support you with your immigration needs. Once we have assessed your current situation and objectives, we will advise on the best course of action and will supply a quotation for our recommended services.


Leave the complex legal matters to our dedicated immigration lawyers.

Once you have approved the quote, we will supply you with our full terms of business. After the terms have been agreed to, we will work closely with you (or on your behalf where appropriate) to achieve your immediate and long-term UK immigration goals.

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