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  1. Britain Expat Forum for Expats Living in the UK
    Hi All, I am a South African living in the UK on an Ancestry visa and have a question w.r.t the ILR process. During my 5 year process, I was out of the country for an extended period of time and due to this I would need to renew my Ancestry visa and live in the UK for another 2.5 years so as...
  2. Britain Expat Forum for Expats Living in the UK
    I am on an ancestry visa in the UK and my fiancee is from a non-EU country, is it easy/preferable to sign marriage documents in the UK or abroad if I want to add her to add her to my visa? Thanks
  3. Britain Expat Forum for Expats Living in the UK
    Hi All. Need some advice, as looking to emigrate. In process of applying for ancestral visa, details are: My wife is a full British Citizen and starting employment in UK on 1/11/2018 Her monthly income 3000 GBP + I have all the required documents to apply for the visa My concern is meeting...
  4. Britain Expat Forum for Expats Living in the UK
    Hi, So I am so super stressed! I have just completed, paid and submitted my ancestral visa. I am trying to complete my dependents visas (which i was advised to use following visa: Work - Non Points-Based Working visas - Dependants more than 6 Months However, coming to the end of the...
  5. Britain Expat Forum for Expats Living in the UK
    Hi everyone, I am going insane! I paid for priority service to get my Ancestry visa answer within 5 working days & today has been the 5th working day and still no answer! Anyone recently applied for Ancestry - how long did you wait for an answer? Hope we receive an email by tomorrow.
  6. Britain Expat Forum for Expats Living in the UK
    Evening all, I am facing the end of my ancestral visa in Dec 2017 and have 2 options, applying for ILR or renewing my ancestral visa. Given how complicated it seems to be to get ILR, how difficult is it to renew the ancestral visa in the UK? do they still want the same documents as per the...
  7. Britain Expat Forum for Expats Living in the UK
    Hey everyone, hope to find you on a good day :) I Live in Zimbabwe, i have South African documents (ID, birth certificate & Passport) from my father's side. I am trying to get a UK Ancestry visa, from my mother's side. Granddad was born in UK 1945 and Gran in India 1949(brit citizen)...
  8. Britain Expat Forum for Expats Living in the UK
    Hi, I have looked on the GOV.UK web site about docs required for the Ancestral Visa. I just have a few questions regarding the Doc's. 1) For the Birth Certificates of the Parent and Grandparent, do these need to be the original documents. And if not then do the need to be Certified, and by...
  9. Britain Expat Forum for Expats Living in the UK
    Hi All, My wife and I applied for an Ancestral visa and it was granted. The visa in our passports are valid for 30 days. I assume that we need to arrive within that 30 days in the UK. Validity: 5 May to 4 June 2016. We are planning on going on the 29th of May. Should i consider going earlier or...
  10. Britain Expat Forum for Expats Living in the UK
    Hi My wife and I are from South Africa and have lived in London for almost 5 years on an ancestral visa; we need to apply for our indefinite leave to remain in February next year. We have enough money to the appointment route on our own or go the postal route with the assistance of an agency...
  11. Britain Expat Forum for Expats Living in the UK
    Hi there I obtained a UK Ancestral visa in 2010 and worked for 8 months in the UK during that year. I subsequently received an offer to study in South Africa beginning in 2011 and have been there ever since. I am graduating at the end of the year and have received a job offer in London...
  12. Britain Expat Forum for Expats Living in the UK
    Hi, I'm on an ancestry visa how can my family and I apply for student finance my father is a British citizen I'm at my ends wits here with out finance its impossible to study and its not fair that I cant get finance where non legals can! Please help
  13. Britain Expat Forum for Expats Living in the UK
    Hello everyone, Applying for UK Ancestry visa and have a family friend who will let me stay in their house free of charge for as long as I need (I have lived with them for a few months already before I head home to apply) when I return to the UK. Is a signed letter confirming this arrangement...
  14. Britain Expat Forum for Expats Living in the UK
    Hey Guys, I have a difficult situation here that Id like some advise on please. I am eligible for a UK Ancestry Visa as my paternal grandfather was born in Edinburgh, Scotland. I also meet all the other requirements of the Visa, sufficient funds, job offer etc. The problem I have is around...
  15. South Africa Expat Forum for Expats Living in SA
    Hi all, I'm a South African living in London for what will be 5 years in Feb 2014. Just looking for a bit of advice with indefinite leave to remain. I'm here on an ancestral visa and read on numerous websites I can only apply 28 days before my visa runs out?! I've heard it can take absolutely...
  16. Britain Expat Forum for Expats Living in the UK
    Hi all! I am a South African living in the UK (just completed my second (WET!) winter) and have been here a little over two years. I recently became engaged to a FABULOUS young lady who is a permanent (born and bred) UK citizen. I am on a 5 year ancestral visa as my father was a Scot with no...
  17. Britain Expat Forum for Expats Living in the UK
    Hi guys, I'm new here and looking for some advice. I am in the UK on an ancestral visa, with the aim of ultimately gaining ILR in 2017. I have an opportunity to run a project for a South African company from the UK, working remotely (i.e. the work would be for SA, I'd just be doing it from...
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