Other UK Visas
UK Immigration and nationality law is a very wide domain with UK Visas being available under many diverse categories. If you cannot find your specified UK visa from the menu on your website, you can book an appointment for consultation with our UK qualified Solicitors to identify the appropriate category of visa.
UK Ancestry Visa
Individuals can apply to come to the UK in this category if they can show that they:
- are a Commonwealth citizen;
- are aged 17 or over;
- can work and you plan to work in the UK; and
- can adequately support and accommodate yourself and your dependants without help from public funds
In addition, the applicants must also show that at least 1 of their grandparents was born:
- in the UK (including the Channel Islands and the Isle of Man); or
- before 31 March 1922 in what is now the Republic of Ireland; or
- on a British-registered ship or aircraft
Applicants can claim ancestry if your relationship to the relevant grandparent is in the legitimate or illegitimate line.
As UK Ancestry visa holder, the individuals are permitted to work, undertake study courses and bring in family members to join them in the UK.
However, the applicant cannot switch into this visa if they are already in the UK on another visa. The applicants are also not allowed to get public funds.
At Irish Expert our UK Qualified Solicitors and UK Immigration experts have provided advice to individuals to ascertain eligibility for UK Ancestry visas.
If you would like to ascertain your eligibility to apply for Entry clearance on a UK Ancestry visa you can contact our UK qualified Solicitors for advice and assistance in applying for the same on +91 9633746454 or email us on email@example.com.
Returning Resident Visa
An individual qualifies for a Returning Resident Visa when they have been given permission to stay in the UK without any time limit, however, had had to leave the UK for an extended period of time. A returning resident is a resident who has left the UK and wants to return to live in the UK.
An individual may apply for a returning resident visa if they:
- were settled in the UK before they last left; and
- have been away for two years or less; and
- are returning to live here permanently; and
- were not given public funds to pay the costs of leaving the UK.
If the individual has been away for more than two years they may still qualify to return to live in the UK. They would be required to demonstrate that they have strong family ties in the UK or have lived there most of their life. The applicants would be required to apply for permission to return (known as ‘entry clearance’) at
UK Permit free festivals
UKVI allows festivals and events that are listed in the Appendix 5 Permit free festivals (view complete list here) to invite entertainers or artists to take part in their event without the need to issue a certificate of sponsorship under the points based system.
Where entertainers or artists are established professionals it may also be possible for them to use the visitors undertaking permitted paid engagement route.
If you are a festival or event organizer in the UK and would like to have your event added to the list in Appendix 5 you are required to send your applications for inclusion.
The specified guidance for being added to the list requires the event or festival to:
- have been established for at least 3 years
- have had an audience of at least 15,000 for each of the last 3 years
- have an expected audience of at least 15,000 throughout the event
- have at least 15 non-European Economic Area (EEA) performers who have performed for each of the last 3 years
- have at least 15 non-EEA performers who have been invited for the current year
At Irish Expert our UK Qualified Solicitors and UK Immigration experts can provide advice and assistance to festival or event organizers to successfully apply for adding their festival or event as Permit free festival.
If you would like to ascertain your eligibility to apply for your event to be added to the UKVI list of Permit free festivals you can contact our UK qualified Solicitors for advice and assistance on +91 9633746454 or email us on firstname.lastname@example.org
Right of Abode
An individual who has a right of abode in the UK can live and work in the UK without any immigration restrictions, they do not need a visa to enter the UK or have any restrictions on the length of time they spend in UK. All British citizens automatically have right of abode in the UK. Some Commonwealth citizens may also have right of abode. Commonwealth citizens may be eligible for right to abode either through their parents or based on their marriage.