This visa is for applicants who can claim a connection with the UK through at least one grandparent.
Basic Rules Overview
The fundamental requirements are:
- you are a Commonwealth citizen,
- you are aged 17 or over,
- you are able to work and you plan to work in the UK,
- you can adequately support and accommodate yourself and your dependants without help from public funds,
- You must also show that at least 1 of your grandparents was born:
in the UK (including the Channel Islands and the Isle of Man),
before 31 March 1922 in what is now the Republic of Ireland,
on a British-registered ship or aircraft.
This visa allows full rights to work with no restrictions.
Extension of this visa
The original visa is valid for 5 years. At the end of this period, and subject to certain requirements, it is possible to apply for Indefinite Leave to Remain.