Q: I am on a UK Ancestry visa and would really like to start a business in the United Kingdom. Is this within the limitations of my visa? If not, is there a way around it?
A: The ancestral visa allows you to undertake full time, unrestricted employment in the UK. As an ancestral holder you are also allowed to start a business in the UK or become self employed. You will thus not have any problems starting your own business.
Keep in mind that if you intend to apply for Indefinite Leave to Remain after five years on an ancestral visa one of the criteria is that you should be able to show that you have been economically active throughout that five year period.
Please feel free to contact our offices, should you require any further information or assistance.
Breytenbachs Immigration Consultants
Director of Breytenbachs Immigration Consultants