Author Archives: Ryan Rennison

July 2021 Travel Update

Jason and I talk about the current protocol for UK visa applications lodged in SA: HOW WE HELP Move Up current offers the following solutions: – Free visa assessment (either British nationality or UK visa options)– Call back request– Find out about Move Up affiliates– Take a look at the full list of British nationality […]

Customer Case Study: Marriage Visitor Visa

Unique Visa Provisions In our previous case study, we can see how Move Up’s free assessment serves to help reduce risk of refusal (before visa submission). In todays study, we will see that Move Up’s free assessment also serves to identify unique visa opportunities that exist. A young couple, one British, one South African, were […]

Customer Case Study: UK Skilled Worker Visa

UK Employer Sponsorship UK skilled work permits, previously known as Tier 2 visas, work on the basis that UK employers not only have to offer South Africans job offers but they also have to gain approval from the UK government to do so. In todays study, you will see that even UK employers don’t get […]

COVID Border Regulations: Understanding the UK’s “Traffic Light System”

The EU vaccine passport is in its rollout phases and vaccinations across the UK are moving along swiftly. With these two events coinciding, it was expected that travel restrictions would be eased in time for the summer but the UK’s “Traffic Light System” is still giving the red light to many countries. The system has […]

Travel Predictions for 2031

Past Being born in the early 80s, I am part of the generation where we have experienced technological improvements impacting our way of life. Fortunately / unfortunately, my generation is the last to grow up without social media. Historically speaking, it has been amazing to witness the advancements in internet infrastructure. Especially in South Africa. […]

TLS Tracking: Disrupted

Current TLS tracking status: Disrupted. Last edited: 5 Sep 2019. We live in an ever-changing world. In our meeting with the Regional Manager of UKVI in Southern Africa, earlier this year, we were informed that the UKVI has taken over the development of their commercial agents’ website. South Africa knows them as Teleperformance (or TLS […]

Global Market Analysis

Rand Merchant Bank’s analyst, John Cairns, has given an insightful perspective on the strong Rand (at present) and predictions based on other past trends. I see this as a helpful “traders tip” for those that deal in foreign exchange or those with excess cash laying around and open to trying to make a quick buck. […]

Cape Town set to get 24-hour UK Visa service

The British Chamber of Business held talks yesterday with regional manager of Southern Africa’s United Kingdom Visas and Immigration Department (UKVI), Lorna Feldtman, where it was announced that Cape Town will be the new recipient of a 24-hour-turnaround visa service. Formerly only available to applicants in Tshwane and Johannesburg, Move Up’s managing director, Ryan Rennison […]

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 […]