Author Archives: Ryan Rennison

VFS South Africa Explained For UK Visa Applications

All South African passport holders who are looking at going to the United Kingdom (That’s England, Ireland, Scotland and Wales) have to apply for UK visa to do so. This visa grants South Africans permission to enter the UK (subject to meeting their Entry Clearance criteria). To answer a common question that our clients raise, […]

Earning Criteria for Settlement Applications

A minimum earning criteria has been suggested by the MAC (Migration Advisory Committee). This means that there is a good chance that partners of British passport holders are soon to be exposed too an earning criteria if they wish to “sponsor” their South African partners to join them in the UK. At this stage of […]

Emergency Visitor Visa Service Now Offered

Operating on a first come first serve basis, for those South Africans looking to make a last minute UK visa application can now do so. Emergency and urgent applications can now be efficiently dealt with the help of Move Up and VFS (Visa Facilitation Service). Effective 14 November 2011, South Africans can expect a 3 […]

2011 Visa Options for SA to Work in UK

The UK system continually changes. In 2005 -2009 the UK allowed gap year students and tertiary qualified applicants to work in the UK. Since the 2009 recession, the UK government is more driven to prioritise locals with jobs as opposed to giving foreigners jobs. With this in mind, gap year students and tertiary qualified applicants […]

Damien Green Immigration Speech

This speech was given by Home Office Immigration Minister, Damian Green, at the Royal Commonwealth Society on 6 September 2010. It details the thoughts on UK immigration in 2010. Further details can be found here.