UK Ancestry Visa
You can apply for a UK Ancestry visa if you’re one of the following:
a citizen of Zimbabwe
You must also prove one of your grandparents was born in the UK,
the Channel Islands, or the Isle of Man
meet the other eligibility requirements
How long you can stay
You can stay in the UK for 5 years on this visa.
Applying to stay longer in the UK
If you’ve lived in the UK for 5 years on this visa, you may be able to either:
apply to extend your visa for a further 5 years
You must prove that you:
are 17 or over
enough money without help from public funds to support &
house yourself and any dependants
can and plan to work in the UK
You must show that you have a grandparent born in one of the following circumstances:
in the UK, the Channel Islands or the Isle of Man
before 31 March 1922 in what is now Ireland on a ship or aircraft
that was either registered in the UK or belonged to the UK government
You can claim ancestry if:
you or your parent were adopted
your parents or grandparents were not married
You cannot claim UK ancestry through step-parents.
A Fixed Fee of £500 payable on submission of the application.
The fee includes advising you prior, during & post application,
ensuring all documents are Home Office compliant & uploaded
to the overseas Visa application centre in preparation of your
biometric appointment. Informing you promptly of all correspondence
from the Home Office & VAC. No VAT will be charged;
however, you will be responsible for the Home Office application
& Immigration Health Surcharge fees.