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Hassle-free five UK Ancestry visa extensions

If you have held an Ancestry visa for five years and meet the relevant requirements, you can apply to stay in the UK permanently. Alternatively, you may extend your visa.

The application to extend your Ancestry visa must be made from within the UK before your current visa expires.

If you have any dependants on your current visa, they must be included in your application to extend. This includes any children who have turned 18 within the past five years.

If you are granted an extension, you will have to pay a “health surcharge” together with your visa extension application fees. This surcharge allows you to gain access to care from the National Health Service (NHS).  The surcharge is currently £150 per year for students and £200 for all other visa types.

An extension will allow you to remain in the UK for an additional five years.

Extend your UK Ancestry visa

We’ll take care of all of the admin involved in applying for your Ancestry visa extension. Once you have sent us the relevant documents, we can submit the application on your behalf.

We’ve been helping people with visa and nationality applications for over 20 years. Our team has the knowledge and expertise to ensure that your application has the greatest chance of success.

If you need to apply for an Ancestry visa extension, please contact us at or call +44 (0) 20 7759 7527.

We have some exciting news
for all our visas clients...

1st Contact Visas is rebranding to Sable International!

For the last 18 months we've been slowly merging with our big brother, Sable International. Over the next year we're going to complete that merger. This will in no way affect your visa, ILR, citizenship, passport or work permit applications.

Your caseworker will not be going anywhere as the entire 1st Contact team will be in the same roles at Sable International. You'll still get that great 1st Contact Visas service, just under a new name.

We'll be keeping you in the loop as we prepare for the next exciting phase in this rebranding.

If you have any questions please feel free to contact us directly.

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