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UK Ancestry Visa Service

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Applying for a UK Ancestry Visa can be tricky - you need to fill out some heavy duty forms and there is no room for error. But don't worry - help is here!

Our UK Ancestry visa pack will ensure you get the right visa on time, the first time.

All you need to do is follow some step by step instructions from us and we manage the whole process. You avoid the risk of having your application rejected, normally if you make one mistake, the UK Border Agency will reject your application and you will need to do a new one and pay another fee. This can be very costly and stressful, so let us take the stress out and manage the whole application process for you.

What is the cost for the UK Ancestry Visa Service?

Our service fee is only $645. Please note that the government application fee is not included in this figure and is an additional charge you must pay directly to the UK Border Agency. 

When you head to live and work in the UK you will be required to pay a fee to access the Healthcare system. This fee is £200 for each year of your visa. The good news is that you then have unlimited access to free healthcare. Covering you for free GP visits and any Hospital needs. Dentistry is not free but it is heavily subsidised.

This service also includes our UK Arrival Pack which will get you sorted fast soon after arrival - saving you time, money & hassles;

UK Ancestry Visa Service & Arrival Pack Inclusions


  • Preparation of your UK Ancestry Application form online
  • Thorough checking of all of your application documents & working with you to get them right first time
  • UK Ancestry Visa application process management
  • PLUS
  • Welcome Phone call
  • Help with Choice of UK Bank Account
  • Choice of UK SIM card
  • Employment Advice and CV Forwarding to Employers that love Kiwis
  • National Insurance Number and Tax Assistance
  • Arrival Information/Orientation Session
  • Entry to the Ministry Of Sound 
  • Traditional London Pub Lunch
  • 1 weeks Gym Membership
  • Weekly Invites to Pub and Club Nights
  • Entry to The Church Club (Kiwi/Oz Sunday party tradition)
  • Monthly Themed Pub Crawl Tour
  • 12 Month Membership to Events Club
  • Added Bonus - we'll find you the best flights and insurance too

Complete the form below to order & pay

Call us on 09 4165337 if you have any questions. Or contact us by email. Or see our FAQs below

Buy Now $645.00 NZD

Complete the form below to order and pay  - Payments options include PayPal, Creditcard or Internet Banking.

UK Ancestry Visa with IWH

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FAQS

Many New Zealand citizens have grandparents that were born in the UK.

New Zealand citizens who are over the age of 17, can prove they have a grandparent born in the UK and intend to support themselves are eligible to work and travel in the UK for up to 5 years.

Applying for a UK Visa can be a long and daunting task! There are endless amounts of forms to be completed and one simple error can result in your Visa being rejected, meaning you forfeit the Border Agency fee and potentially delay your plans. 

The Ancestry Visa is a 5 year visa which you can work in the UK for the entire period.

To ensure you get your visa sorted first go we offer this great visa service. Let us handle your application and take the hassle out of the process for you! We'll help you get your arrival sorted too - no worries.

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Who qualifies for UK Ancestry Visa?


In order to obtain a UK Ancestry Visa you need to meet the following criteria:

  • Hold a valid New Zealand or Australian passport (a commonwealth citizen)
  • Aged 17 or over
  • Have a grandparent who was born in the UK, the Channel Islands or the Isle of Man
  • Have a grandparent who was born in what is now the Republic of Ireland prior to 31 March 1922
  • Are able to work and intend to take or seek employment in the UK - we can help you with this should you need it.
  • Have £1800 savings available to you
Please note you must have available all original birth certificates (including that of your grandparent you are applying through and connecting parent). If you are applying through your grandmother, you may be required to provide a marriage certificate if there has been a name change. You will also be required to attend a biometrics appointment in Auckland, Wellington or Christchurch.

How the service works?

You will be assigned a personal Visa Consultant who will advise you what documentation you need to collate. Once your completed documentation is received by your Visa Consultant they will then complete the online application for the visa with the UK Border Agency on your behalf. We guide you through the whole process, checking everything at each stage for any errors or omissions.

Finally, they will advise how to book your biometric appointment and ensure that you have all the correct documentation prior to lodgement. Your Visa Consultant will be on hand throughout the entire process to provide you with all the guidance and support you need.

 

How long will the process take?

The overall time frame will depend entirely on the UK Border Agency (who do experience delays from time-to-time). Generally an Ancestry Visa is approved within 4 weeks, but we still recommend that you leave between 6 – 8 weeks for the entire visa process. The UK Border Agency recommends that you do not book your flights prior to your visa being approved.

What happens after five years?

After 5 years you will be eligible to apply for permanent residence provided you continue to meet the requirements of the Rules for United Kingdom Ancestry and you have spent a continuous period of 5 years in employment in the UK in this capacity. You can get more information about applying for permanent residence from the UK Border Agency or contact us where we can recommend a UK based agent to assist.

How can I order the UK Ancestry Visa and the Dependant Visa?

You can click here for the Dependant form but you also need to complete the Ancestry visa order form too.

What's this new Health Surcharge all about?

When you head to live and work in the UK you will be required to pay a fee to access the Healthcare system. This fee is £200 for each year of your visa. The good news is that you then have unlimited access to free healthcare. Covering you for free GP visits and any Hospital needs. Dentistry is not free but it is heavily subsidised.

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