Applying as the dependant of a person with UK ancestry
Applying as the dependant of a person with UK ancestry

The following Immigration guidance note provides comprehensive and up to date legal information covering:

  • Applying as the dependant of a person with UK ancestry
  • Spouses and partners: initial applications—eligibility
  • Partners—extensions
  • Partners—indefinite leave to remain
  • Children—leave to enter and remain
  • Eligibility under para 197
  • Children born in the UK—leave to enter under para 305
  • Children—indefinite leave to remain
  • General grounds for refusal
  • Application procedure
  • more

Spouses and partners: initial applications—eligibility

A partner of a person with UK ancestry is eligible to accompany or join them in the UK if:

  1. they are the spouse, civil partner, unmarried or same-sex partner of a person with leave in the UK ancestry category

  2. in the case of being the unmarried or same-sex partner of a person with leave in the UK ancestry category:

    1. any previous marriage or civil partnership (or similar relationship) by either partner has permanently broken down

    2. they are not involved in a consanguineous relationship with one another

    3. they have been in a subsisting relationship akin to a marriage or civil partnership for at least two years immediately prior to the application, and can show that they have lived together over that period

  3. the relationship is genuine and subsisting at the time of the application

  4. they and their partner intend to live with each other as partners throughout their stay in the UK

  5. they do not intend to stay in the UK beyond any period of leave granted to the person with UK ancestry

  6. there will be adequate accommodation for the couple and any dependants without recourse to public funds, in accommodation which they own or occupy exclusively

  7. they will be able to maintain themselves and any dependants adequately without recourse to public funds, and

  8. they