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Ancestry rights to the UK through great-grandparents

Unfortunately for you, the criteria for the UK ancestry visa are quite clear: Overview You can apply for a UK Ancestry visa if you: are a Commonwealth citizen are applying from outside the UK are ...
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How do I obtain my grandparents UK birth certificate without knowing their birthdates

Citizens Advice outlines the different methods and notes that, when you're unsure of the dates, you have the option of sending the request on paper via the post (emphasis mine). You can get a ...
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Am I eligible for a UK Ancestry Visa if my British grandparent was born outside the UK?

The UK Government is quite clear on the eligibility for the Ancestry visa: You can apply for a UK Ancestry visa if you: are a Commonwealth citizen are applying from outside the UK are ...
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Entering the UK in transit to Italy before UK visa entry date

It shouldn't be a problem. As a New Zealand citizen, you don't need a visa for transit in the UK, or even to enter for up to six months, so the fact that your visa isn't yet valid on April 24th doesn'...
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Is there such thing as a Greek ancestral visa/passport

According to Greek nationality law, A child of a Greek citizen acquires Greek nationality automatically at birth. From what I can see, you would have been both a Greek citizen and a South African ...
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Applied for the wrong visa

Cancel your application as soon as possible, and hope that the application "hasn't been processed yet," in which case you should be able to get a refund: Cancel your visa, immigration or ...
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My fiance's dad and grandmother were born in the UK. Would he qualify for a visa based on his dad's place of birth?

The status of his parents isn’t quite clear. If his mother was “a local born in the UK” and it means she is a British citizen, then the son inherits British citizenship from her. He is British. If he ...
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Ancestry visa tax and NI

There is no minimum working hours or income requirement as such. Paragraph 186(iv) and (v) of the Immigration Rules https://www.gov.uk/guidance/immigration-rules/immigration-rules-part-5-working-in-...
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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?

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 ...
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How do I apply for an ancestry visa with my family?

Yes, your family members will need to submit their own applications as your dependents. The details are here.
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My fiance's dad and grandmother were born in the UK. Would he qualify for a visa based on his dad's place of birth?

I want to add some comments regarding whether your fiance has British citizenship. You said your fiance's father was born in 1956, and normally someone born in the UK before 1983 would automatically ...
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Address on Ancestry Visa application

No. Put your current address. It's more important for them to know where you live and where they can send things to you than it is for the address to match the one in your passport. It's entirely ...
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UK Ancestry Visa - Getting my Scottish Grandparents Birth Certificate

Who told you this? For a comparatively modern record it would be very unlikely for all copies of the Register to have been destroyed. You can search registers online and order copies at https://...
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