Brexit and the UK Ancestry visa

Recently we have been received a lot of queries asking about Brexit and it impacts on the UK Ancestry visa.

It seems a lot of people are concerned about the British government reviewing its international policies.

At this stage, it is important to note that the British politicians are scrambling to meet the end of March 2019 deadline.

There are numerous international policies that need to be addressed. UK visas (and their immigration legislation) is one of those policies that is being looked at.

The decision makers, however, are focused on matters relating to the European Union and its relationship with the United Kingdom.

Working rights granted through families members place of birth is not being considered in this EU:UK relationship renegotiation.

Entry Clearance Visas that are going to be impacted are the UK’s EEA Family Permit. This caters for South Africans that are immediate family members of EU nationals (other than the UK).

For record purposes, this post serves to reassure our prospective Ancestry visa clients that there is no need to worry about Brexit policy changes impacting this visa eligibility.