The UK Ancestry Visa is the perfect opportunity for Commonwealth citizens to finally claim the British heritage they didn't even know they had. If you're lucky enough to have a grandparent born in the UK, then you've hit the jackpot, mate! This visa allows you to live and work in the UK for five years, with the added bonus of being able to study as well (if you're a bit of a nerd). No need to worry about immigration restrictions, because with this visa you'll have the freedom to make yourself at home and blend in with the locals. Just be prepared to start drinking tea and saying "cheerio" after every conversation.
According to the Home Office UK ancestry visa guidance, there are no set amount of funds that an Ancestry visa applicant must hold. Rather they must be able to prove that they can maintain and accommodate themselves and any family members coming with them without the need to request public funds.
With an Ancestry visa, you can also bring your eligible family members with you to the UK. The UK immigration rules define a dependant as a partner or child of the main applicant. Please note that only children below the age of 18 can apply as dependants.
You can apply for ILR after 5 years continuous residence in the UK under the Ancestry Visa. It should be noted that ILR is not automatically granted, rather you will need to submit a full ILR application. After spending at least 12 months in the UK after receiving ILR, you will be able to apply to become a British citizen.
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