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Moving to UK with Ancestry Visa?

My grandfather was born in Scotland so I qualify for an ancestry visa but that's not my question. My question is can I live in any other UK country like England even though my grandfather was a citizen of Scotland?







dancing_smurf
Hi, I believe you may have misunderstood the Ancestry visa from the UK. In order to qualify for an ancestry visa you must be a citizen of a commonwealth country and be able to support yourself without the assistance of the government. This means if you are not a citizen of a commonwealth country like Canada, New Zealand, or Australia then the visa is not available to you. Devolution for Scotland is occurring but issues like immigration still remains with the UK Border Agency. However there is some speculation that if the Tories win in the next general election, which will occur no later than May 2010, it may push Scotland to vote for independence. This may mean at some point within in the next 5 - 10 years Scotland might become independent of the UK which would mean, in my opinion, an Ancestry visa from the UK may no be accepted. With that said provided you are able to qualify for an Ancestry visa and you are support yourself while you are in the UK then there is no restriction as to where you live. Now there is another if you are a citizen of an EU country then Articles of 17 and 18 of the EU Treaty will allow you to enter the UK without a visa. However if your stay is 3 months or more then you will need to declare yourself to the Home Office as an EU / EEA national. Finally if your grandfather was an UK citizen it maybe that your parent is too and if that is the case then you might qualify for UK citizenship without having to get an Ancestry visa. My advice would be to contact the UK embassy to find out more information.


Ramon
YES england, scotland, wales and northern ireland are all one country for the purposes of immigration


Nick P
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That's why it's called the "United" Kingdom (until the Scots decide to go it alone!). So your grandfather would have been a citizen of Scotland, England, Wales and Northern Ireland.







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