Starting as an SEO project, this site has been compiled to give South Africans direction when it comes to applying for UK visas.
The Entry Clearance Officers that work on behalf of the department of UK Visas and Immigration in Pretoria make decisions based on supporting evidence provided by applicants like yourself.
This website aims “to give the basic information on how and where to apply“. When it comes to technical advice, dealing with your unique application, UK-V-4-SA recommends that applicants make use of Move Up’s professional service.
Move Up (www.moveup.co.za) are UK immigration consultants that give the needed Know How when it comes to submitting successful visa applications.
Please feel free to send us an email or contact us with your feedback regarding your experience with this site. Click here to find out more about how the UK visa system works. Popular visa options for South Africans.
Visitor Visas (non Employment category):
– General or Business Visitor Visa’s
6 month, 2 year, 5 year or 10 year multi entry visitor visa. Each entry as a visitor into the UK has a 6 month restriction.
– Direct Airside Transit Visa
Designed for South Africans stopping over to catch a connecting flight without having to leave the airport.
– Visitor In Transit
Designed for South Africans staying less than 48 hours in the UK who need to catch a connecting flight at a differrent airport.
– Settlement rights
Married or unmarried or child dependents on British passport holders.
– UK Ancestry
Grand parents that were born in the United Kingdom (England, Northern Ireland, Scotland and Wales).
– UK’s Tier 1 point based visa
Highly Skilled – Targeting Entrepreneurs, Investors or Exceptionally Talented.
– UK’s Tier 2 point based visa
Skilled – Employment Sponsored route that has replaced the old work permit system.
– Tier 5
Youth Mobility Scheme – replaced Working Holiday Maker and is not an option for South African passport holders.
– UK’s Tier 4 point based visa
Full time students can apply under the Tier 4 category. This category of visa is under going several changes at present (2012) and is currently being most exploited by over populated non EU countries.
Where to apply for the visa?
South Africans have to first contact Move Up to confirm their eligibility, thereafter an online application is uploaded in order to secure an appointment at the applicant’s local VFS. Thereafter applicants have to submit their qualifying supporting documents with their passport in person at their local Teleperformance Application center. Move Up cannot bypass the need for applicants to submit visa applications in person.
More information about how to submit the UK visa application can be found the following page: How to apply