Welcome South Africans

This is our new integrated version that has been created to better communicate how UK visas operate in SA. Ultimately the purposes of these websites is to communicate which visa best suits your intent and that Move Up is best able to assist you in a successful application. With this in mind, we encourage you to contact us with any visa questions you might have.

South African Nationals.

Help For South African nationals

This website has been created for those of you also stuck with this green and gold passport.

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UK Visas Explained.

User friendly doesn't get better than this. A guide designed to help you identify your best visa option.

British Passport Holders.

British passport holders are exempt from having to obtain UK visas. Their SA family members however will need..

Move Up - UK Visa Solutions focus on Entry Clearance applications (meaning that Move up focus on assisting South Africans globally in their first time submissions). The UK visa fees that the British government charge are non-refundable. to address this risk, Move Up offer industry leading know-how to obtain first time approvals.

After determining which type of UK visa you are eligible for, South Africans are expected to complete an internet based application (unless you have appointed Move Up to do this on your behalf). This is how UK Visa applications are done in South Africa.

Gone are the days of paper based visa applications. Internet applications eliminate time consuming data capturing and the man power to do so.

Visa4UK.FCO.GOV.UK is the website where South Africans can upload their visa applications. During this process applicants answer the same questions from the old paper based applications. At the end of the internet application, applicants book an appointment at their local Visa Facilitation Service (VFS) centre.

Teleperformance (newly appointed South Africa commercial agency) have been appointed by the United Kingdom Visas and Immigration department (UKV&I) to cover their front of house and facilitate visa submission. It is important for South Africans to note that Teleperformance agents (who handle the receipt of application) have no bearing in the decision of the application. Further to this, the Teleperformance agents are known to frequently give inaccurate advice in visa applications (having no legislation understanding). Please take their advice with a pinch of salt.

Yes, the Brits have complicated a simple transaction. Fortunately Move Up have kindly put this website together to point you in the right direction. If you find that more information is required, please contact Move Up for more friendly visa advice.

UK Visas are a form of travelling permission documents granted by a representing Embassy (in this case the British Embassy in Pretoria). Taking this "travel permission" into consideration, one can better understand why this system is in place.

UKBA (United Kingdom Border Agency) are empowered by the British Government to uphold the UK immigration law. Taking into consideration that now in 2011 the Co-Alition government is lead by the Conservative party (who are anti non-EU citizens taking UK jobs), the UKBA are responsible for implementing the consistent changes.

All one needs to know about what the current visa legislation entails can be found on the UKBA website. For assistance in getting more visa "Know How", Move Up are here to help by providing third party representation. Move Up work on a full refund case fee basis that in the unlikely event of not being awarded the visa first time round, the Move Up case fee will be refunded in full.

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UK Visa eligibility

Still not sure which visa to apply for?

Looking for more answers on how to get a UK Visa, well you have come to the right place if you are a South African passport holder.

4 UK visa questions

Try Move Up's free online assessment to determine which visa best suits your needs. In only 4 questions, we will be able to identify which UK visa best meets your needs.

Looking to find out more above what the visa entails, click on our visa explanation page. Looking for solutions to technical applications, try contacting Move Up

Call 021 712 5080

For general information email: info@moveup.co.za
For technical queries email: guru@moveup.co.za

Office hours are Mon - Fri (8am-5pm). Closed on public holidays.

Please Note: Move Up are currently Cape Town based and provide visa assistance for South Africans both nationally and internationally. In 2012 alone we have helped South Africans in all 9 provinces as well as South Africans in USA, Canada, New Zealand, Zambia and Australia.

This means even if you are not in Cape Town, we can definitely help in your UK visa application. No matter where in the world you are.


Move Up - UK Visa Solutions
18 Trent Rd, Diep River
Cape Town 7800

+27 21 712 5080

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