I have a remote job in SA working online for a UK based company. Can I apply for my UK ancestry visa from SA?

  • Why wouldn't you be able to apply from SA?
    – phoog
    Mar 6 at 23:31

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Can I apply for my UK ancestry visa while working in South Africa for a UK company, or do I need to live in the UK?

The ancestry visa is a document that allows you to move to the UK. It wouldn't make sense to require you to apply for it in the UK. Sure enough, from the UK government pages:

Apply from outside the UK

You must apply online for a UK Ancestry visa before you travel to the UK.

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