I am a canadian citizen wanting to move to the UK and settle.
My great-grandfather was born in Glasgow. My grandfather born in the US (But I have his old British passport) and married a Canadian. My father, a Canadian citizen born in Japan, also has a document which states "BIRTH within the ditrict of the British Consulate-General at Osaka-Kobe, Osaka Office." What kind of UK visa would I be eligible for? or can I apply for the UK Ancestry Entry Clearance? Best Regards
Province/Country relating to question : B.C. / Canada
i was born in Japan in Jan 1982.
is it possible for me to get any sort of visa or not?
the document that my father has which states "BIRTH within the ditrict of the British Consulate-General at Osaka-Kobe, Osaka Office."
is this my fathers birth certificate?
Hello,I am happy to deal with your UK immigration law issues. It appears that your father is a British citizen by descent from the consular birth registration details which you mention. This would not make you a British citizen as you were also born outside the UK, unless your mother was a British citizen otherwise than by descent.You do not appear to be eligible for a UK ancestry visa as none of your grandparents were born in the UK. See here: http://www.ukba.homeoffice.gov.uk/visas-immigration/working/uk-ancestry/The good news is that you appear to be eligible for a Tier 5 (youth mobility) visa, you need to apply for this visa ASAP before you turn 31 (I note you were born in 1982): http://www.ukba.homeoffice.gov.uk/visas-immigration/working/tier5/youthmobilityscheme/eligibility/Thank you. Please click Accept and we can discuss further if need be
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Just to clarify, the consular birth certificate document issued to you father is not a proper UK birth certificate, he would have received a local Japanese one as he was born in Japan.The document is simply a consular birth registration certificate proving that he is a British Citizen by descent.Hope this clarifies. Please click Accept
Just to clarify, as my father apears to be a British Citizen by descent, would he be able to sponcer me or some thing? as the Tier 5 only seems to be valid for 2 years...
I am afraid your father cannot sponsor you as you are over 18 years. Please click Accept as your query has been answered. Thank you
How about through adopting?or any sugestion for any way?
I am afraid there is no other way. You cannot be adopted by your own natural father.Please click Accept as your queries have been answered.
If I was to get sponsored by a company for x amount of years or study at a school and get visa for numbers of years, would there be a way to to apply for permanent residency or something?
Also are there any cultural visas like other countries where i can study the cultures to get a visa?
Or is the only way would be to marry a british citizen?Best regards
I would be happy to answer your further queries but you first need to click Accept to my answeres already given I am afraid.
I would be happy to click accept if you answer my remaining questions, as you answered most of my questions, and I think Im almost done. Best regards
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