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Category Archives: Visas

United Kingdom (UK) consists of England, Northern Ireland, Scotland and Wales. UK visas therefore are travel documents that permit South Africans to pass through the UK border. Different Visas grant different permissions,

New UK Immigration System: More South Africans May Qualify for Work Visas

In the wake of Brexit and the United Kingdom’s (UK) new skills-based immigration system, South Africans will have increased access to UK work visas. According to Move Up, the new immigration system will see South Africans given access to work visas – in some cases with a path to permanent UK residence – based on […]

These 30+ Jobs Will Help South Africans Move to the UK

Brexit has brought some seismic shifts to the United Kingdom’s (UK) immigration policies.  One of the changes the UK government will be implementing shortly is an expansion of the Shortage Occupation List (SOL), which means that South Africans whose career paths match the SOL jobs, may find it easier to qualify to live and work […]

How to Bring Your Parents (or Grandparents) to the UK

Part of the process of deciding to move to the United Kingdom (UK) is weighing up the impact on your extended family.  Who can you take with you, and who has to stay behind? While even simply the idea of leaving loved ones behind can be devasting, moving from South Africa to Britain will most […]

Are UK Visa Tech Woes affecting SA Applications?

United Kingdom (UK) visa processing times have become unpredictable thanks to the uncovering of a system algorithm that could be unfairly discriminating against visa applicants.  The uncertainty has left many South African applicants on edge as they face even greater ambiguity around their eligibility for settlement visas. “The UK immigration process is like a board […]

SA can expect more UK work permits after Brexit

With less than a month to go until Brexit, South Africans could find it easier to obtain British visas, come 29 March. United Kingdom (UK) immigration expert Ryan Rennison, of Move Up UK Visa Solutions, predicts skilled South Africans will find it easier to obtain work permits, and possibly settlement rights, after Brexit. “In spite […]

Choosing An Immigration Agency

While it’s essential to choose an immigration agency that handles visa and passport applications both professionally and efficiently, with so many options out there how can you know which one to trust? Here are 10 tips to help you choose a reputable consultancy that best suits your needs: 1. Just Ask Ryan Rennison, managing director […]

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 […]

Beat The NHS 2018 Rush

Move Up is currently dealing with a higher volume of Ancestry applications, with the pending NHS fee increase looming. Based on our experience in visa changes, there are naturally a high volume of last minute submissions. These last minute cases consist of understandably more stressful processes. Attempts to try to get a lot done in […]