List of documents required in support of Indefinite Leave to Remain application filed in the UK on the basis of being on UK Ancestry Visa for 5 years

Main documents:

Applicant’s and Dependants’ Current Passport and Expired passports used in the last 5 years while on the UK Ancestry Visa

Applicant’s and Dependant’s Current Biometric Residence Permit or Visa Vignette in their passport evidencing the Ancestry Visa

Original Life in the UK Pass Certificate - book the test at https://www.gov.uk/life-in-the-uk-test

 

English Language: (check if you are exempt at  https://www.gov.uk/english-language )

English Language test pass certificate – at least level B1 

Link to book the  Trinity College London test (B1 SELT – GESE Grade at https://www.trinitycollege.com/qualifications/SELT/UKVI/B1-GESE-grade-5 )

 

If the Applicant is in Salaried Employment at the date of application

Last 3 months’ Salary Slips with the latest one issued within 28 days before the date of the application.

Last 3 months Bank statements (either Posted or Stamped or with a supporting letter from the bank) showing the above 3 salary entries with the latest one issued within 28 days before the date of the application.

Employer’s letter issued within 28 days before the date of the application confirming that the Applicant will be continuing to work in their current job and their designation, annual salary, date when the employment began. This letter should be signed and dated by the Applicant’s Line Manager or HR Contact, along with their email and phone number for verification purposes.

If the Applicant is in Salaried Employment at the date of application

If the Applicant is a Sole Trader - Self Assessment tax return plus SA302 and Official letter from a registered accountant which confirms that the Applicant is Self-employed

If the Applicant is the Director of a Limited Company - the documents in 9 above, plus Company accounts

If the Applicant is unemployed at the date of application

P60s/P45s for the last 5 years. If all P60s/P45s are not available, then Employment History from HMRC - Contact HMRC at the following link:

https://www.gov.uk/get-proof-employment-history

and request them to send it to you, it will take about 10 business days to be received by you; and 

Proof of any attempts to find work, for example, confirmation of jobs applied for, interviews attended, any offers of employment not accepted, etc.

 

If the Applicant has been unemployed for long periods over the five years, the Applicant must 

Provide reasons why the Applicant has failed to find work

Proof of any attempts to find work, for example, confirmation of jobs applied for, interviews attended, any offers of employment not accepted, etc.

 Evidence of how the Applicant supports themselves without a regular income.

 

Documents showing that the Applicant is able to work and intends to take or seek employment in the UK

Applicant’s Resume / Curriculum Vitae(CV) detailing their work experience in the UK at least covering the last 5 years.

Applicant’s educational (degree/diploma) Certificates

 

Evidence of the Applicant’s finances

Bank statements for the last 3 months to evidence of the Applicant’s ability to maintain and accommodate themselves and any dependants without recourse to public funds. 

If the Applicant claims that a relative or friend is providing the Applicant with financial support, in addition to evidence of their own finances, the Applicant must provide bank statements or other documents such as Payslips, Money transfer receipts or statements, etc. for last 3 months as evidence of the Applicant’s financial resources. 
 

Evidence that the Applicant has a grandparent who was born in the UK or Islands (including the Channel Islands, Isle of Man and Ireland (if they were born there before 31 March 1922)

Applicant’s full birth certificate

Full birth certificate of the parent through whom the Applicant is are claiming UK ancestry

Birth certificate of the Applicant’s grandparent who was born in the UK or Islands

If the Applicant, the Applicant’s parent, or the Applicant’s grandparent have changed name since birth, evidence of this, for example, marriage or civil partnership certificates

 

List of absences in the following format:

Date left UK

Date returned to UK

Reason for Absence

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