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If you are a Commonwealth citizen and have a grandparent who was born in the UK, you may be able to live and work in the UK on the basis of your UK Ancestry.  A UK Ancestry visa can only be obtained from outside the UK.

Requirements for a UK Ancestry Visa

In order to qualify for a UK Ancestry visa, you will need to satisfy UK Visas and Immigration that:

• You are a Commonwealth citizen;

• You are aged 17 or over on your date of intended arrival to the UK;

• You are able to provide proof that one of your grandparents was born in the United Kingdom or Islands;

• Any such grandparent is your blood grandparent or grandparent by reason of an adoption recognised by the laws of the United Kingdom relating to adoption;

• You are able to adequately maintain and accommodate yourself and any dependants;

• You are able to work and intend to seek and take employment in the UK;

• If you are under the age of 18, your parent(s) or guardian(s) have consented to the application;

• You have provided a TB Certificate, if required.

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