Alicia: Ancestry Visa

Alicia, a Jamaican national wanted to come to the UK to work. She had read about the Tier 2 Work Visa route but was unsure of the process so decided to seek our help. After an initial session, her lawyer determined that Alicia would be better applying for an Ancestry Visa because she had a British grandfather.

Alicia was able to enter the UK on an Ancestry Visa which gave her more freedom to work than a Tier 2 Visa would have.

1: The situation

Alicia is a Jamaica National whose grandfather had moved from the UK to be with his wife.

She was interested in coming to the UK to work and had initially researched entering the country through a work visa.

Our Enquiries Team arranged her a meeting with a lawyer for a week after her initial enquiry.

2: How IAS helped

After a preliminary phone conversation, Alicia and her lawyer arranged a Skype meeting. The following week, her lawyer began the assessment of her circumstances over Skype.

During the advice session, Alicia informed her lawyer that her grandfather had been a British national. Her lawyer informed her that she would be eligible to enter the country through the Ancestry route.

After her advice session, Alicia gathered the required documents relating to her grandfather and sent scans to her lawyer in the UK.

Her lawyer confirmed that they were suitable and began her application for her.

3: The outcome

Her lawyer oversaw the entire application process and organised all of Alicia’s documents for her into an evidence portfolio.

This document pack enabled the Home Office to see clearly that Alicia was eligible for an Ancestry Visa.

After two weeks, Alicia was granted her Ancestry Visa.

She then entered the country and began working with ease.

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