Author Archives: Ryan Rennison

British citizenship through double descent.

The past week, a fellow British nationality and UK immigration firm has released a press release that vaguely explains a change in British nationality laws. Move Up has since received several calls looking for clarity in the transaction and solutions moving forward. It is true, the UK Government introduced legislation in 2002 and again in […]

South Africans looking to marry British nationals.

The union of these two nationalities (South African and British) takes place quite often. Especially when you deal with South Africans emigrating to the UK as a daily profession – as is the case with myself (Ryan Rennison). I have been in the UK immigration industry for close to 10 years now and I have […]

Move Up’s New Online Application

Today we announce Move Up’s latest product offering. A replica of the British governments online application (visa4uk.fco.gov.uk). This new offering serves to provide a much more user friendly experience. South Africans often complain about the visa4uk site -claiming it is difficult to access and process. To create an easier transaction, we have made this online application form […]

Financial Requirement Solutions

Many British passport holders find themselves in a position where the required financial household income, for the UK Settlement visa, is out of reach. For those that don’t know, the UK Settlement visa makes provision for South African family members to claim family dependency on their partner/parent’s British nationality. The complication in the UK Settlement […]

My British Passport has expired. Can I travel on my SA passport?

My British Passport has expired. Can I travel on my South African Passport?

Have a British Passport that has expired? This article caters for those fortunate enough to hold dual nationality; to be more specific, South Africans who also hold British nationality. Adult passports are issued for a set 10 year validity period. This also means that they expire. In their busy lives, dual nationals (hereafter referred to […]

SA English vs. British English

English Culture

This article on English colloquialisms within Britain should be considered a must read for all South Africans relocating to the UK. It’s a preparation guide to a new culture. Theoretically we both speak English, however our dialect and interpretation differs. Inspired by a social media discussion, we wanted to share some of our top observations. […]

Why Consider Move Up

Pick Move Up with your immigration needs

There are many agencies out there in the immigration industry like Move Up. Lawyers and consultancies offering to assist South African applicants in their visa applications. With so many to choose from, it can be difficult to find the right firm to assist you.   So, why would you consider using Move Up above the […]

Turn 2017 into Your Year of Entrepreneurial Success

Tier 1 Entrepeneur Visa

  Would you have the guts as an entrepreneur to turn down not one, not two but THREE Dragons Den offers? For me personally, I think I would be impressed just to have gotten one offer. Entrepreneurs Steve Pearce and Sam Colely however did the unthinkable on the first Dragon’s Den of 2017. With nerves […]