UK Ancestry Visa

Your Pathway to a UK Ancestry Visa

If you’re a Commonwealth citizen and can prove that one of your grandparents was born in the UK, you may be eligible to apply for a UK Ancestry visa. Immtell has the knowledge and expertise to guide you through this complex application process.

Understanding the UK Ancestry Visa

A UK Ancestry visa enables individuals with a grandparent born in the UK to live and work in the UK for up to five years. This visa type is an excellent opportunity for those with UK lineage to reconnect with their roots and build a life in the UK.

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Eligibility for the UK Ancestry Visa

To be eligible for the UK Ancestry visa, you must meet the UK Ancestry Immigration Rules which include: 

You must be a national of a Commonwealth country.
You must be able to provide evidence that at least one of your grandparents was born in the UK, the Channel Islands, or the Isle of Man.
You have enough money to support yourself and any dependents.

The Application Process

Applying for a UK Ancestry visa involves several steps, including documentation proving your eligibility, completing an online application form, and attending a visa appointment. At Immtell, we can guide you through these steps, making the process as smooth as possible.

Why Choose Immtell for Your UK Ancestry Visa Application?

Immtell’s immigration experts can guide you through your UK Ancestry visa application. We understand the complexities of the UK immigration system and can provide the insight and advice you need to maximise your chances of a successful application. We can also help you gather the necessary documents and complete the application correctly, saving you time and stress.


Following 5 years continuous residence, you may qualify for Indefinite Leave to Remain (ILR) in the UK, effectively permanent residence providing all the requirements are met at that time.

If following 5 years residence in the UK you wish to extend your UK Ancestry visa, perhaps because your absences exceed those permitted for ILR, it is possible to apply for a 5-year visa extension from within the UK.

Spouses or partners and children under the age of 18 may apply for visas to accompany you to the UK as your ‘dependants’.  Your spouse or partner should be permitted to work.

Initial UK Ancestry visa applications must be made from abroad, either from your country of nationality or legal residence. It is not permitted to switch into the UK Ancestry Visa from within the UK, but you may apply to extend your visa.

If you are issued with a UK Ancestry visa you should be permitted to work in the UK without restriction or need for a company to sponsor you. If you meet the requirements, the UK Ancestry visa is very popular with both UK employers and individuals alike due to the flexibility that it offers.

UKVI aim to process UK Ancestry visas as follows:

Visa applications submitted outside of the UK:

  • Standard processing: 15 working days
  • Priority Service processing: 5 working days


Visa applications submitted outside of the UK:

  • Standard processing: 8 working days
  • Priority Service processing: 5 working days


Important: UK Visas and Immigration (UKVI) do not guarantee processing times and delays do occur. We advise that you do not book any non refundable travel until your visa has been approved and your work visa is in your possession.  Priority services can be suspended without notice and may not be available at the time of application.

The UKVI application fee for a UK Ancestry visa is £637.  In addition, you will need to pay the Immigration Health Surcharge (IHS), which is £5,175, to cover the 5-year visa duration.

Our professional fee will depend on the level of service you require. 


At Immtell, we specialise in navigating the UK Ancestry Visa process, offering three distinct service packages to cater to various needs and preferences.

  1. Comprehensive End-to-End Support: For those who desire complete guidance, our all-inclusive package covers every aspect of your UK Ancestry Visa application. From initial assessment to final submission, our experienced team ensures meticulous handling of each detail, aligning your application with all the requirements.
  2. Fast Track Service: Ideal for expedited processing, our Fast Track option guarantees swift responses within one working day and rapid application submission using the Home Office Priority Service, subject to an additional fee. This service is perfect for applicants seeking a quicker pathway to visa approval.
  3. Application Review and Feedback: This service provides a detailed assessment and feedback for applicants who have independently prepared their application but want expert review and validation. We focus on enhancing the application’s strength and ensuring full compliance with UK Ancestry Visa requirements.

💡 Transparent and Customised Pricing: We offer clear, upfront pricing for each service package, allowing you to make an informed decision that best fits your budget and needs.

📘 Need Additional Insights? Our FAQ section is valuable for more information on the UK Ancestry Visa process and other related queries.

📞 Start Your UK Ancestry Visa Journey with Confidence: Whether you need comprehensive support, a fast-tracked application, or a professional review, our services are tailored to meet your specific requirements. Contact us to discuss how we can assist in making your UK Ancestry Visa application process smooth and successful.

Immtell's Typical Professional Fees

Full Service

End to End Application Support
£ 1,500 + VAT
  • Eligibility assessment
  • Advice on TB test requirements (if applicable)
  • Application preparation and online submission
  • Appointment booking
  • Responding to queries from the Home Office
  • Review of issued documents
  • Post-arrival Biometric Residence Permit accuracy check

Fast Track

Fast Track - End to End Application Support
£ 1,700 + VAT
  • All the features of the Full Service
  • Guaranteed response to your queries within 1 working day
  • Expedited review of your documents and information
  • Speed through Home Office processing with Priority Service, subject to an additional fee. Quick, efficient, effective.
  • Review of issued documents and feedback provided within 1 working day
Best Value

Review Only

Expert Review of Your Application
£ 500 + VAT
  • Specialist review of your prepared application
  • Assess application against the relevant rules and legislations
  • Provide feedback and recommendations for improvement (if applicable)

Begin Your Journey to the UK with a UK Ancestry Visa