What documents are required to apply for a UK ancestry visa?

You must provide the following documents when applying for a UK Ancestry visa:

  • A valid passport or other travel documents, with at least one blank page for your visa
  • Evidence that you have sufficient funds to support yourself in the UK
  • Tuberculosis test results if you’re arriving from a country where the test is required

You must also provide the following ancestry documents:

  • Your birth certificate
  • A valid marriage or civil partnership registration document if your partner is joining you as a dependant
  • The birth certificate of the grandparent(s) for which your application is based on
  • Marriage certificates for your parents or grandparents if they were married
  • If you or your parents were adopted, you will need to provide your adoption papers
  • Documentation providing that you are planning on working in the UK, such as job offers from UK employers or a business plan if you are planning on being self-employed

Please note you may also be required to present additional documentation where requested depending on your individual circumstances.

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