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Query regarding UK ancestry visa/citizenship: I am a Canadian

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Query regarding UK ancestry visa/citizenship:

I am a Canadian citizen, born in 1977. My parents were both born in Canada in 1938. Although I don't have any paperwork yet, I know my grandparents were born in Britain and Northern Ireland.

Does this qualify me for British citizenship via the British Subject category?

If so, what documents do I need to gather, and what forms do I need to complete?
Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: UK Immigration Law
Expert:  UK_Lawyer replied 1 year ago.
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Customer: replied 1 year ago.

Ok, so that would get me a 5 year visa, right?


 


What about citizenship via the British Subject route?

Expert:  UK_Lawyer replied 1 year ago.
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Customer: replied 1 year ago.

<Sigh> I hate to have to call you on this, but really. When I submitted my question, I asked for a high level of detail.


 


So far, all you have done is to copy and paste from these two pages of the UK Border Agency website:


 


http://www.ukba.homeoffice.gov.uk/visas-immigration/working/uk-ancestry/


http://www.ukba.homeoffice.gov.uk/britishcitizenship/othernationality/britishsubjects/


 


Ironically, those pages have more details in them than what you offered me!


 


Considering I already read those pages on my own for free, I wonder if you actually can offer me an answer to my question, given the details I already provided to you?


 


So far, you haven't earned a penny.

Expert:  UK_Lawyer replied 1 year ago.
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Customer: replied 1 year ago.
Relist: Answer quality.
Copy and pasting information from a government website which I have already read on my own for free, does not constitute an answer.

My question arose because the government pages are generic and do not address my particular situation. I expected that an "expert", when given my particulars, could give me a personalized answer based on their experience.

When pressed, this "expert" offered a one-line opinion, with no reasoning to back it up; just copy and pasted info.

I would like to give someone else a crack at it now.

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