Category Archives: Family Dependency

Caters for South Africans seeking to be dependent on EU passport holders.

Customer Case Study: Ancestry Work Permit

Unique Visa Provisions In todays case study, we are going to be looking at how we help South Africans locally and internationally.  Today’s client, Julianne, was referred to us by her brother. We helped him and his wife submit their Ancestry case in the USA. When his sister was ready to relocate, he insisted that […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

Consequences of Settlement visas refusal

South Africans looking to relocate to the UK with their British partner are faced with one of the UK’s most technical and challenging visa applications.   Commonly referred to as the “spousal visa“, the UK settlement visa has the one of the highest risk of refusal. This conclusion is drawn by the fact that this category […]

Move Ups’ February 2015 Summary on UK Visas

Given that we are already half way through February, this year seems to be getting off to a busy start. We are nearly ready to roll out phase 1 of our business improvement plan (running a bit behind schedule but excited nonetheless). Over the past few months, the UK government (and its politicians) have announced […]

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 […]