To help clarify the transaction, we have put together a “visa-vs-passport” page. This serves to help explain the difference and working relationship between visas and passports.

Further to this, we have put together a “frequently asked questions” page with very helpful content. This content serves to help clarify questions like “ do I need a visa? ”.

Getting started with UK visas, we need to clarify what we mean when we say: UK.

UK obviously stands for United Kingdom. It consists of England, Northern Ireland, Scotland and Wales.

With this UK definition in mind, Move Up help service applicants in gaining permission to pass through the UK border. This permission is given in the form of a visa (travel document) placed inside the applicants’ passport.

Attached below is a breakdown of the UK visas available to South Africans:

For a different visual explain of the UK’s visa offerings, click here and take a look at our UK Visa “Tube” map.

The UK government have made the following visa categories available to South Africans:

Standard visitors
Business visitors
Transit or stop overs
Work permits
Ancestral claims
Family dependency
Marriage dependency
Student visas
Unique visas other than the above

For a complete list of all the visas available, take a look at our UKIASA compliance offerings here:


If you would like to find out which visa best suits your intent, try our free, quick and easy visa assessment.

Dear Sirs

Thankyou so much for your prompt and efficient service.

I most certainly would like to subscibe and take this opportunity to thank Sarah Rennison for your prompt and efficient assistance in securing my Ancestral visa eventually.

Kind regards.

Dave H

If you would like, request a call back to get your visa question answered.