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  1. Britain Expat Forum for Expats Living in the UK
    Hi all, I am currently within the UK as a dependent on an Ancestry visa, unfortunately my relationship has broken down to the point where I have had to make arrangements to switch to a Tier 2 (General) visa... COVID has interrupted this process somewhat but I am now at the stage where the CoS...
  2. Britain Expat Forum for Expats Living in the UK
    Hello, I'm a Canadian, and my wife and I are planning to move to the UK in October of this year on a UK Ancestry Visa. We have all of the required documents needed to do the application, with one exception: my own birth certificate. It's my paternal grandfather that's British, so I need to...
  3. Britain Expat Forum for Expats Living in the UK
    Hello all, I am currently living and working in the UK under an ancestry visa. My unmarried partner (who I've lived with for the last 3 years) is also living and working here under a youth mobility visa, which will expire in about 10 months. Therefore we are looking to get her as a dependant...
  4. Britain Expat Forum for Expats Living in the UK
    Hi all, I am a South African living in the UK on an ancestry visa, my fiance still lives in SA and is finishing her studies there. She should be finishing the end of this year, at which point we are going to apply to add her as a dependant on my visa. We have been together for 4 years, and...
  5. Britain Expat Forum for Expats Living in the UK
    Hi everyone My ancestry visa was approved and I'm off to the UK in April :D My husband will only be applying as a dependant on my visa next year after I get settled in with a place and a job, I was hoping you guys could help me out with a few questions about this as it is not the usual way of...
  6. Britain Expat Forum for Expats Living in the UK
    Hi there! I'm applying for an ancestry visa from my home country of Canada to go live in the UK as it's always been a dream of mine and I regret not taking the chance to do a year abroad back when I was at university. My aim is to live and work in Scotland, and though I don't have a job lined up...
  7. Britain Expat Forum for Expats Living in the UK
    Hi All, I have applied for both unabridged and vault copies of birth certificates and marriage certificates for an ancestral visa application. My Birth Certificate - Vault & Unabridged. Mothers Birth Certificate - Vault & Unabridged. My Parents Marriage Certificate - Vault & Unabridged. My...
  8. Britain Expat Forum for Expats Living in the UK
    Hello Forum, first time poster but regular visitor. Hope you can help me... I am applying for ILR from an Ancestry Visa. My question is about the qualifying period and extensions. My ancestry visa was issued on 07 Feb 2013 and I entered the UK on 24 March 2013. My husband entered a couple days...
  9. Britain Expat Forum for Expats Living in the UK
    Hi, I am hoping to get some advice from someone with more info than me or that has been through the same thing. I submitted my online application on the 6th of July, and had my biometrics appointment on the 13th of July in Sydney. I received a confirmation email on the 24th of July stating...
  10. Britain Expat Forum for Expats Living in the UK
    Wondering if anyone is in the same situation with the Manila processing center or has any advice on a taking longer than official guidelines. I submitted a priority UK Ancestry visa from New Zealand, biometrics on 23rd May and email from UKVI same day to say they had received this. I sent...
  11. Britain Expat Forum for Expats Living in the UK
    We have applied for an Ancestry Visa for my husband who is Australian. Here in Saigon, we used a processing centre to submit the documents. However, we followed the procedure online and were not requested to send the birth certificates for my husband's family. Is this because they can just check...
  12. Britain Expat Forum for Expats Living in the UK
    Hi everyone, I am so happy I have found this forum & I really hope someone can help me with a few concerns - I am an over-thinker and I have been obsessing over a few things: 1 - I will be providing bank statements proving funds of more than 4000 pounds to support me and my dependent & using my...
  13. Britain Expat Forum for Expats Living in the UK
    Firly, sorry if this question has been asked before, I'm Australian, and have been living in the UK on an ancestry visa since August 2013. I've just married a British citizen, so does that mean I can speed up the process of getting ILR / citizenship in any way? Or do I still have to wait another...
  14. Britain Expat Forum for Expats Living in the UK
    Dear all, My partner has applied to be a dependent on my ancestry visa and the passport was sent 2 weeks ago to be assessed. We're expecting it to be a 12 week process. During this time, her current working visa expires in 2 or so weeks but due to the status she is still able to work during the...
  15. Britain Expat Forum for Expats Living in the UK
    Does the type of job that I have while im in this visa matter or is it only important that I stay employed. Curious as I am only going to be turning 18 when i go to apply and therefore cant have high end office jobs ect, thank you! :)
  16. Britain Expat Forum for Expats Living in the UK
    Hello Everyone I am currently on a Tier 5 Youth Mobility Visa which expires in a month and a half. I will be applying to come on my husbands UK Ancestry Visa as a dependant. I will be travelling back to Australia in a week to apply for it (I know this is not necessary but I though it would be a...
  17. Britain Expat Forum for Expats Living in the UK
    I am a South African citizen, living in the UK on an ancestry visa, and I am the unmarried partner of a Portuguese national, we have been living together for 2.5 years, both in South Africa and the UK (where I currently "live" ie. pay rent, tax, working for a UK company.). I am currently on...
  18. Britain Expat Forum for Expats Living in the UK
    My wife and I presently reside in the UK on her Ancestry Visa, with me as a Dependent. - Am I allowed to leave and reenter the country by myself? i.e. Is entering the country with my wife only a requirement for the first time entering on the visa? (The visa says something to the effect of "TO...
  19. Britain Expat Forum for Expats Living in the UK
    I am a dual US/New Zealand citizen currently living in Israel. I am eligible for an ancestry visa and have all supporting documents on hand. I would like to move to the UK as soon as possible, ideally March or April. Ancestry applications made in Israel take between two weeks and two months to...
  20. Britain Expat Forum for Expats Living in the UK
    In January I will be using the premium service to renew my ancestry visa along with my wife (dependent) and adding our baby as a dependent. We are both from New Zealand and though our visas are subject to no recourse to public funds, we have just started receiving the child benefit as New...
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