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Can I get British citizenship through my great-grandparents?

Can I get British citizenship through my great-grandparents?

You can claim British citizenship by double descent if you have a grandparent (and in rare cases a great-grandparent) born in the UK. This is known as double descent. Children under the age of 18 will need to claim citizenship before the age of 18 or they will lose all rights to British nationality.

Can you get ancestry visa through great-grandparents?

UK ancestry visa based on great grandparent Yes, you are eligible to apply for the uk ancestry visa if your grandparents are from the UK, but that does not mean you will get all the UK birthrights.

Can I get a Scottish passport if my great-grandparent was Scottish?

People with Scottish descent (a parent or grandparent who qualifies for Scottish citizenship) would be able to apply for Scottish citizenship. Likewise, anyone who has lived in Scotland for at least 10 years at any point in their life and can show a ‘demonstrable connection’ to Scotland could apply for citizenship.

Can you claim citizenship through grandparents?

U.S. citizenship does not pass directly from a grandparent to a grandchild. If your parent acquired citizenship from his or her parent (your grandparent), it’s possible that you then acquired citizenship from your parent.

How long can I leave the UK on an ancestry visa?

5 years
With a UK Ancestry Visa, you can stay in the UK for a period of up to 5 years, and you’ll be able to extend from within the UK for a further 5 years.

What does British by descent mean?

British citizen by descent applies when an individual is born outside the UK and one or both parents are British. Section 14(1) of the British Nationality Act 1981 provides an extensive definition of the term British citizen by descent.

Can I make my grandma a citizen?

Yes, it is possible you may be a U.S. citizen. This is a very rare type of case. A lot of work will be needed to figure out if you qualify. Unlike other countries which have ancestry visas, the U.S. has no simple path to claiming citizenship through a grandparent.

Do you have to be born in UK to apply for UK Ancestry Visa?

On a British-registered ship or aircraft. UK Ancestry doesn’t apply for generations before your grandparents, so if your ancestral heritage was your great grandma that was born in the UK then you would NOT be eligible to apply.

Can a great grandparent apply for a UK visa?

The case can be viewed a the grandparent of the applicants parent and not the grandparent of the applicant (of course). Our intent is to help reveal the rules are available to applicants in South Africa (assuming the applicant has a valid South African passport).

How long does it take to get an Ancestry Visa?

You should get a decision on your visa within 3 weeks when you apply from outside the UK. Find out about paying for a faster decision. A UK Ancestry visa costs £516. You may also have to pay the healthcare surcharge as part of your application. Check how much you’ll have to pay before you apply. You can stay in the UK for 5 years on this visa.

Can a family member apply for a UK visa?

Not only does this visa cover you moving to the UK, but this visa can be extended to your family members or dependants (including unmarried and same-sex partners). Disclaimer: This is based on my experience (I’m not a lawyer or immigration advisor) and you should seek professional legal advice if you are unsure.