UK ancestry

Immigration staff guidance on considering applications from Commonwealth citizens with a grandparent born in the UK.


UK ancestry

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Immigration staff guidance for how decisions are made about applications from Commonwealth citizens to work in the UK because they have a grandparent born in the UK.

Published 11 July 2013
Last updated 19 April 2021 + show all updates
  1. Updated to: amend the definition of ‘Commonwealth citizen’ in line with a recent change to the Immigration Rules; correct an error in the previous version, which wrongly stated that dependants could qualify for entry clearance if applying to join a person who had already settled on this route or become a British citizen; provide updated information on handling applications from citizens of Cyprus and Malta; include links to equivalent external (GOV.UK) versions of caseworker guidance referred to in this document (where an external version exists); and make other minor housekeeping changes.

  2. This guidance has been updated to reflect the introduction of Appendix UK Ancestry.

  3. This document has been substantially revised, full details of the changes are on page 4 of the pdf.

  4. Updated guidance.

  5. Updated guidance.

  6. First published.