Individuals can apply under the UK ancestry visa category if they can prove that they are:
The individual must also be able to prove that at least one of their grandparents was born:
If the individual can prove their relationship to the relevant grandparent is in the legitimate line or not, he or she can claim ancestry.
An individual can also apply for the UK Ancestry Visa if they or their parents (through whom they are claiming ancestry) are adopted and the individual must also include in their application form, the evidence of legal adoption. Although, an applicant cannot claim UK ancestry through their step-parents.
The following applications under the category of the UK Ancestry Visa that can be submitted to the Home Office, UKBA are:
Hi there, Iím (Information withheld) and Iím getting in touch as Iím looking to find out more about eligibility for a British ancestry visa. Iím getting in touch on behalf of a friend who is (Australian (born in Australia and has an Australian passport). Both his parents were born in Australia, but his material grandfather - who passed away in (information withheld) - had a British passport. The circumstances around this are quite unusual so Iíve broken them down as follow: His grandfather Ė (information withheld) - was not born in the UK, he was born in India. However, he was born in India as his fully British father was serving in the British army and stationed in India. (information withheld) has held a British passport since birth. (information withheld) father died when he was a baby and (information withheld) was schooled at a boarding school in India, all of his schooling was paid for by the British government in recognition of the fact that his father was a British solider. As a child (information withheld) also lived some years in England. As an adult, (information withheld) emigrated to Australia where his children and grandchildren were born and are Australian citizens. I have heard a lot of difference responses to whether my friend has eligibility for a British ancestry visa or not and wanted to reach out for some clarity on the eligibly in this circumstance.