Category Archives: Move Up

This category of content serves to reveal Move Up’s progress as we strive for global take over.

TelePerformance Contact Details in SA

Effective 1 April 2014, TelePerformance has now been appointed the new commercial agency to handle the front of house of all UK visa applications lodged in South Africa. TelePerformance ( has replaced the Visa Faciliatation Service (VFS Global) having served South Africa for 5 years. It is the commercial agencies role to handle the front […]

Changes to Move Up announced

There is a lot of constructive development being made at Move Up. Especially over the past 2 months. The motivation behind writing this article is to confirm that Move Up is growing and improving. I would like to take this opportunity to first address our change of address. Our move from Claremont to Diep River […]

End of VFS Global’s Contract in SA

The UKBA announced today that VFS Global will be taking over the major majority of commercial partnership. Increasing their portfolio to include America and Asia. Interestingly enough, Africa is not included in their new growth. An internationally established company, that specialises in having first world countries outsource work to third world countries, will be taking […]

Response to Carte Blanche’s Sunday Show

Dear readers, Last night, 28th July 2013, our local M-Net show -Carte Blanche revealed the unethical approach of one of the biggest online immigration companies providing “visa assistance” to the general public. The TV show revealed how their travel consultants based in Cape Town, act as immigration advisors that are only sales driven at the […]

April 2013 UK Visa Fee Increase

The UKBA yesterday announced what seems to be an annual increase in their visa fees. ‘These increases are mostly in line with inflation and will ensure that the UK continues to welcome the brightest and the best. It is only right that those who use and benefit from the immigration system should contribute more than […]

TB X-Rays Required for UK visas

Effective 31 December 2012, all South African passport holders seeking permission to work or live in the UK for periods longer than 6 months now require a compulsory TB X ray. Further to this requirement, the UKBA have only accredited 3 testing institutions that grant the needed health check recognition. Further details can be found […]

New Claremont Office – Up and Running.

Effective 1 August 2012, Move Up – UK Visa Solutions has stepped up (yet again) and setup it’s first of many offices. Conveniently located opposite Cavendish Shopping Centre (Cape Town), clients can now schedule easier face to face consultations to get their UK visa needs met. Please note, even though we are currently Cape Town […]

9 July 2012 Settlement Visa Changes.

On Wednesday (13 June 2012), in accordance with Damian Greens statement released in February 2012 (GBP31000 Salary Requirement), the UKBA have followed through with impact assesments, a policy equity statement and a statement of compatibility to confirm their compliance of the rules set out in Article 8 (which stipulates consideration of family life and private […]

EEA Family Permit for South Africans going to UK.

Change of Affiliation. Effective 1 July 2012 , Move Up – UK Visa Solutions has had a change in UK based affiliation. The original affiliation with DWi Global has now dissolved and both parties have left on good terms. Move Up continues to maintain it’s affiliation with Stephen Atkinson (OSIC level 2 Immigration Practioner). Mr […]

Compulsory Online Payment for UK Visas

Effective 16 January 2012, South Africans are expected to process payment of their visa applications online through the Visa4UK website. This means that South Africans can no longer make use of cash deposits at Nedbank, EFT (Electronic Fund Transactions) or make use of Bank guaranteed cheques. Further to this, South Africans will not be granted […]