Category Archives: UK Work Permit

UK visas that grant South Africans permission to pass through the UK border with permission to work in the UK.

How do South Africans find UK visa sponsors?

How South Africans can find UK visa sponsorship To help fellow South Africans in finding sponsorship opportunities in the UK, Move Up has secured interest with selective UK employers. Majority of South Africans without birth or marriage ties to the UK need to consider the UK’s Skilled Worker visa to consider work in the UK […]

More Jobs than ever in the UK: What Does This Mean for South Africans?

As Britain enters the post-Brexit era and aims to recover the economy amidst the constant threat of the pandemic, the labour spectrum is undergoing a simultaneous metamorphosis. South African workers are set to be the next bridge in the skilled labour gaps emerging in the UK market. UK employers now face sponsorship bureaucracy when employing […]

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: UK Skilled Worker Visa

UK Employer Sponsorship UK skilled work permits, previously known as Tier 2 visas, work on the basis that UK employers not only have to offer South Africans job offers but they also have to gain approval from the UK government to do so. In todays study, you will see that even UK employers don’t get […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]