I have lived in the UK for 9 years prior on UK ancestry. My question is : Can I apply for UK ancestry so that I can retire permanently in the UK. I have my own means of financial support and also receive a UK old age pension.
According to UK Ancestry visa:
You can apply for a UK Ancestry visa if you:
- are able and planning to work in the UK
It's unclear from your question whether the 9 years of living in the UK was recently (i.e. you still live there) or some time ago, and you are currently living somewhere else. This will make a difference for what you are eligible for.
Although the Ancestry visa does not appear to be available for retirement, there may be other visas you are eligible for. See Find out if you can apply to settle in the UK and fill in answers for your circumstances to see what options there are.