Who qualifies as dependents of UK Ancestry Visa holders?
Dependents of UK Ancestry Visa holders can be any one of the following persons;
- Your spouse;
- Civil partner;
- Unmarried or Same-sex partner; and
- Children under the age of 18 years old;
How can a dependent join the UK Ancestry Visa holder in the UK?
The dependents, as listed above, can apply for a visa to join the UK Ancestry Visa holder in the UK. If the application is successful, the Home Office will grant leave to the dependents for the same period as the UK Ancestry Visa holder.
It is best that they apply at the same time as the main visa holder. It is, however, possible for them to apply at a later stage.
Can dependents of UK Ancestry Visa holders work in the UK?
Dependents of UK Ancestry Visa holders have no work restrictions on their stay in the UK. They can work in employment, or self-employment or combine the two.
What happens if I have a child in the UK, while on a UK Ancestry Visa?
Should you have a child in the UK, while in the UK as an Ancestry Visa holder, you will be able to apply for a dependent visa for the child from within the UK.
Can my dependents apply from within the UK?
Dependants of the UK Ancestry Visa holder can apply to extend or switch their visas to stay with the Ancestry visa holder if they are already in the UK.
Note, however, that it is not possible to do so if the dependent is in the UK on a UK visitor visa.
Do I need to extend my stay together with the UK Ancestry Visa holder?
The leave as a dependent of a UK Ancestry Visa holder is granted for the same period of leave as the UK Ancestry Visa holder. When the Ancestry Visa holder applies for an extension, the dependents can apply for the same.
When will a UK Ancestry visa dependent qualify for Indefinite Leave to Remain?
The dependent of a person with a UK Ancestry Visa can apply for Indefinite Leave to Remain at the same time as the person with the UK Ancestry Visa applying for Indefinite Leave to Remain.
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