Are you looking to work in the UK? The process of immigrating to the UK can be overwhelming, but we’re here to help. At Move Up, we specialize in UK visa services, and we understand the different types of visas available to you.

One of the most popular options for South Africans is the Skilled Worker visa, previously known as the Tier 2 visa. This visa allows you to work in a specific role for a UK employer who is willing to sponsor your visa. In order to qualify for this visa, you must have a job offer from a UK employer who holds a valid sponsor license, and your role must meet the required skill level as outlined by the UK government.

Another option is the Ancestry visa, which allows South Africans with a British grandparent to live and work in the UK for up to 5 years. This visa is particularly useful for those with family ties to the UK, but it does require proof of your grandparent’s birth in the UK.

If you’re a student, you may also be eligible for the Student visa, which allows you to study in the UK for up to 5 years. This visa is particularly useful if you’re looking to further your education in the UK, and it also allows you to work part-time while you study.

At Move Up, we understand the process of immigrating to the UK can be complex, but we’re here to help. Our team of dedicated visa consultants pride ourselves on our industry-leading response times and our ability to provide you with the best applicable visa options. We know the visa system inside out and gladly serve solutions as a standard form of practice.

If you’re looking to work in the UK and need assistance with your visa application, please contact us today. We offer a free assessment of your eligibility, and we’re happy to help you navigate the process of immigrating to the UK.


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Visa Guide

To make sure we are on the same page, we have created a page called “do I need a visa?” to help explain that a visa is needed for South Africas if they wish to live and work (or study) in the UK. We have even taken the liberty to take the explanation process a step further and we created a page “how UK visas works?”. This serves to help clarify the purpose of visas (what they actually do).

We haven’t stopped there. For those still not confident in their understanding of international travels, we have taken the liberty to explain the difference between “visa vs passport”.

Yes. Our ability to relate and handle these applications helps to makes us South Africas favourite visa consultancy. Move Up is here to make the travel process easy.

Elaborated understanding

If you are a South African national (ie a South African passport holder) – without any other nationality (passports issued from other countries), and you want to live and work in the UK, this page has been created for you.

The objective, now that we acknowledge your intent to live and work in the UK, is to determine which UK visa you qualify for. Knowing the visa you need is the next challenge.

There are 4 categories of UK visas that grant permission to work in the UK (available to South Africans that is):

    1. Birth Rights
    2. Marriage Rights
    3. Point Based Work Permits
    4. Non-Point Based Work Permits

Further details show below:

To help speed up the decision making process, we have put together a quick, easy and free online visa assessment, to help identify options available to applicants looking to go the UK.

Please click here to complete our free online visa assessment.

If you have any further questions relating to your visa options, please be encouraged to contact us.

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