I have been offered a job in the UK. I would like to know if I qualify for and if so what visa should I apply for. My mother lives in the UK with a British passport. She and my grandparents were British citizens. All born in South Africa. My great-grandparents were born in Scotland. My mother was registered at birth as a British citizen. I was born before 1983. I am female. Do I qualify for any visa?

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    To clarify, none of your grandparents were born in the UK? Because you might qualify for the ancestry visa if one of them was. May 9, 2017 at 13:14
  • If your mother got citizenship by birth, I think you're automatically a citizen as well. More information here: workpermit.com/immigration/united-kingdom/… You can also check if you're a citizen here: gov.uk/check-british-citizen
    – anon
    May 10, 2017 at 5:30
  • This question might also be helpful to you: expatriates.stackexchange.com/questions/7001/…
    – anon
    May 10, 2017 at 5:33
  • @shortyputting On the contrary, it seems that the mother is likely a British citizen by descent, meaning that her children, including Jen, would be British citizens only if born in the UK.
    – phoog
    May 10, 2017 at 7:48
  • OP has not returned to clarify questions
    – Mark Mayo
    Aug 4, 2017 at 2:17


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