I'm currently in the UK and 3.5 years through the duration of my Ancestry Visa. I am employed full time as a web designer and have been since approx. 8 months after my visa was issued.
I now have an opportunity to relocate to somewhere much cheaper to live and I am quite keen to investigate options which would give me time to pursue my other interests, which is the ideal.
I would like to know if freelancing/self-employment or part time work would be satisfactory to fulfil the working requirements of the visa in order to either renew for another 5 years or apply for ILR, as I want to stay in the UK permanently.
I have checked the .gov website and the visa requirements document isnt so specific as to say whether there is a minimum number of hours that would be needed to work, or if self employment is an option. Does anyone have any experience or knowledge that could shed a little more light on this for me?