Category Archives: UK Birth Rights

South Africans with UK born relatives can sometimes make claim to their birth right, which will grant them permission to pass through the UK border.

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 […]

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 […]

New Full Birth Certificates Issued by DHA

Effective 1 December 2016, South Africa’s Department of Home Affairs (DHA) issues a new type of birth certificate known as a “full” birth record. This adds to their Unabridged, Abridged and Vault copy of birth certificates issued. This new birth certificate offering serves to eliminate the backlog of duplicate requests for birth certificates by offering […]

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 […]

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 […]

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.