Ancestral Visa Support Service

Welcome to our Ancestral Visa Support Service, designed to assist individuals seeking to claim UK ancestry as a pathway to live and work in the United Kingdom. The UK Ancestry Visa is a unique immigration option that allows eligible individuals to establish their ancestral ties and connect with their British heritage while pursuing a life in the UK. Our comprehensive support service is here to guide you through the application process and ensure your successful journey to the UK.

Do you need a UK visa?

Try our simple and easy to use questionnaire to find out which UK visa you may be entitled to.
Eligibility Criteria

To qualify for the UK Ancestry Visa, you must meet the following criteria:

  • You must be 17 years of age or older.

  • You should demonstrate that you have sufficient financial resources to support yourself and any dependents without relying on public funds

    You can claim UK ancestry if your grandparent was born in one of the following circumstances:

  • In the UK, the Channel Islands, or the Isle of Man.

  • Before 31 March 1922 in what is now Ireland.

  • On a ship or aircraft that was either registered in the UK or belonged to the UK government

    Moreover, you may still be eligible even if:

  • You or your parent were adopted.

  • Your parents or grandparents were not married.

  • Please note that UK ancestry cannot be claimed through step-parents.

    Your partner and children may also apply to join you in the UK as 'dependants' if they meet the eligibility criteria:


  • You are in a civil partnership or marriage that's recognized in the UK.

  • You have been living together in a relationship for at least 2 years when you apply.


  • Live with you, unless they are in full-time education at boarding school, college, or university.

  • Not be married, in a civil partnership, or have any children.

  • Be supported by you without using public funds.
How We Can Help
Our team of experienced immigration experts is here to provide you with step-by-step guidance and support throughout the application process. Here's what we offer:

  • We will assess your eligibility based on your ancestral connection and personal circumstances.

  • We will provide a comprehensive list of required documents and assist you in gathering them.

  • We will help you complete the UK Ancestry Visa application forms accurately.

  • We will guide you on how to provide evidence of your relationship with dependants.

  • Our team will be available to answer your questions and provide guidance at every stage.

    If you meet the eligibility criteria and wish to claim your UK ancestry, our Ancestral Visa Support Service is here to simplify the process for you. Begin your journey to the UK today and connect with your British heritage.

Why Choose Holmes & Partners Ltd?

We are a small, local firm based in Leeds who work with clients worldwide. Our small size means we can offer a tailored, personal approach to all our clients, focused around their needs. At Holmes & Partners Ltd, our team are all experienced in visas and immigration, many on a first-hand basis, and so really are experts in their fields. We can take care of the entire visa process for you, as well as offering support and advice whenever you may need it, leaving you free to enjoy your time studying in the UK. Our services are charged on a fixed fee rate, so there are no hidden extras or nasty surprises when it comes to paying the bill.
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Our skilled and friendly team are ready to answer all of your questions and to fully support you during your visa application process. Contact our team today for advice and support.