UK Ancestry visa

3. Documents you must provide

When you apply you’ll need to provide:

  • a current passport or other valid travel identification
  • bank statements to show you’ve enough money to support yourself
  • your tuberculosis test results if you’re from a country where you have to take the test

You’ll need to have a blank page in your passport on which to put the visa.

Ancestry documents

You’ll also need to provide:

  • your full birth certificate
  • your marriage certificate or civil partnership registration document if your husband, wife or civil partner wants to join you
  • the full birth certificates of the parent and grandparent your ancestry claim is based on
  • marriage certificates for your parents and grandparents if they were married
  • legal adoption papers if you or your parents are adopted
  • evidence that you’re planning to work in the UK, for example job offers you’ve received or a business plan if you’re self-employed

You may need to provide additional documents depending on your circumstances.