Gwen’s Ancestry Visa

Gwen was a recent graduate looking to emigrate to the UK. She arranged an advice session over the phone and was advised to submit an Ancestry Visa application. Her lawyer discussed possible job opportunities that Gwen could apply for to support her application and she was granted her visa shortly after applying.

1: The situation

Gwen’s grandmother was a British national who had moved to Canada when she was very young. Gwen had friends in the UK and was looking to immigrate following her graduation.

She had heard that she would need a job offer to enter the country and was not sure if she would be able to provide this.

She submitted an email enquiry to IAS to find out more about her options.

2: How IAS helped

Gwen and her lawyer conducted the advice session over the phone.

Her lawyer agreed that she would indeed be eligible to enter the UK on an Ancestry Visa and was able to advise her on which documents she would need to provide to prove this to the Entry Clearance Officer.

Gwen also informed her lawyer that she did not currently have an offer to work in the UK. Her lawyer assured her that this was not necessary to enter on the Ancestry Visa.

The lawyer was able to advise Gwen on how to prove that she would be able to enter work shortly after arriving. Gwen and her lawyer organised evidence of possible graduate jobs that she would be able to apply for once settled.

3: The outcome

Once Gwen’s application was organised and completed by her lawyer, she was advised on where to submit it in Canada.

The Entry Clearance Officer granted her leave to enter the UK on an Ancestry Visa.

She was able to enter the country and soon began work in a graduate position.

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