UK Ancestry

UK Ancestory

To qualify under the UK ancestry category for immigration, applicants need to be Commonwealth citizens who are aged 17 or over and able to show that one of their grandparents was born in the UK.

A common misconception held by people intending to apply for a UK ancestry visa is that they are required to have secured employment in the UK. Although this is preferable to enhance your prospects of succeeding with this application it is not a specific requirement of the relevant immigration rule. All that is required is that you can submit sufficient evidence to show that you are willing, able and likely to secure employment in the UK.

A UK ancestry visa is issued for a period of 5 years. At the end of 5 years in the UK on an ancestry visa you will be entitled to apply for permanent residence in the UK. 12 months after you are granted permanent residence you will become eligbile to apply for British citizenship.

Contact Address

UK Visa Centre

17 Wilmot Road, Tygerhof

Cape Town, 7441

Phone: 082 858 4186


About UK Visa Centre

UK Visa Centre offers the services of a qualified and experienced UK immigration consultant. We can assist you in obtaining any type of UK visa you may require. We can also help you to acquire British nationality and a British passport. We take great pride in our professional and personalised service standard, see our "Client Testimonials" in this regard.


UK Visa Centre is an independent UK immigration consultancy.
We are in no way affiliated to the UK immigration authorities
or their application centres.