Tag Archives: UK

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 […]

Megxit Humour: Our Top Ten Meghan and Harry Memes

Royalists, the media and even the Windsor family have been in uproar since the dramatic announcement made by the Duke and Duchess of Sussex (aka Prince Harry and Meghan Markle) on 8 January that they will be stepping back from their “senior” role in the Royal Family. The media soon coined a new term to […]

51 Things You’ll Regret Not Taking Overseas With You When You Emigrate

Moving to a brand new country you’ve never lived in before can be tough. From finding a new job to setting up and furnishing a new home, it’s difficult to know what you won’t be able to live without when you get to the UK, or what you’ll wish you brought over. While everybody is […]

Is Moving to the UK Worth it? We Interview an Expat

Making the decision to emigrate and move your family to a brand new country and culture is huge.  Winding up life in SA and starting fresh in every area of your life at the same time is probably one of the most stressful life events you can experience, so it’s important to do all your […]

How to Successfully Navigate SA’s Looming Expat Tax

South Africans living overseas may find themselves at the mercy of the National Treasury come 1 March 2020 when the South African Revenue Service (SARS) plans to appropriate up to 45% of SA expat earnings over R1 million via new tax laws. Chris Hanley, a director at financial services company The Aliwal Road Group, said […]

Must-know tips for creating a UK-friendly CV

Whether you’re sending a family member over or planning to immigrate yourself, one of the biggest challenges of moving to the United Kingdom is finding a job before your savings run dry.  Many South Africans have experienced the stress of moving to the UK and unexpectedly having to wait, sometimes up to six months, to […]

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 […]

SA English vs. British English

English Culture

This article on English colloquialisms within Britain should be considered a must read for all South Africans relocating to the UK. It’s a preparation guide to a new culture. Theoretically we both speak English, however our dialect and interpretation differs. Inspired by a social media discussion, we wanted to share some of our top observations. […]