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Step 1: Select UK Visa

*You are here 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 From the British governments perspective, South Africans are defined as non-EU citizens (based on the UK immigration legislation) and therefore South Africans are expected to apply for prior permission to be permitted to pass through the UK border (known as “entry clearance”). Permission to pass through the UK border is granted in the form of

Step 2: Travel Documents

*You are here 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 At this point, South Africans frequently make the mistake to beginning to prioritize flight costs. It is recommended that applicants not worry about flights though. Not until their visas are awarded. Based on our experience, we have witnessed that many neglect to consider the validity of the passports. If not the validity of their passport, the

Step 3: Initial Processing Times

*You are here 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 The Pretoria division of the department of UK Visas and Immigration has a team of Entry Clearance Officials that deal with visa applications lodged within southern Africa region. Their decision making system is efficient and reliable. Attached below is an annual average of the broad categories of visas (standard processing times): VISA PROCESSING IN SOUTH

Step 4: UK Visa Fees

*You are here 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 Payment of the UK visa fees. The British government has setup a system where South Africans can only pay for their UK visas directly on the website. It is important to note that the British government does not accept any other form of payment. Therefore EFT, cash deposit or moneygram are not acceptable means

Step 5: Visa Qualifying Requirements

1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 *You are here The next frequent hurdle that South Africans face relates to meeting the visa qualifying requirements. Selecting a visa – as detailed in step 1 (alone) is not the only hurdle that applicants need to address. The next challenge is to build a case of supporting documents that will meet the visa qualifying requirements. Different UK

Step 6: Where to apply

*You are here 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 For a free visa assessment (caters for South Africans nationally and internationally): Move Up – UK Visa Solutions Offers South African passport holders (throughout the country and around the world) free UK visa assessments over email or phone. Contact Move Up to assess which UK visa best suits your intent:   +27(0) 21 761 4608

Step 7: How to apply

*You are here 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 How to apply for UK visas This page serves to explain how the British government approaches UK visa administration and who you need to deal with to get your UK visa. South Africans can either make use of agency assistance or they can apply directly with the UKVI. Move Up offers expert agency assistance for

Step 8: Who to apply with

*You are here 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 Who is Move Up? Move Up – UK Visa Solutions Besides sponsoring this website, Move Up ( is a South African based immigration company that serves to help fellow South Africans in their UK visa applications. Move Up proudly specializes in all types of UK entry clearance applications for South Africans. Email: Website: Phone:

Step 9: Supporting Documents

*You are here 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 Documents needed for UK visa applications What supporting documents are needed? The best way to answer this question is to ask yourself “what is the Entry Clearance Officer looking for?” Basics – Passport and 2x passport photo’s – Flight bookings – UK accommodation arrangements Please note: Move Up takes no responsibility for applicants who only

Step 10: Visa Appointment

*You are here 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 ATTEND THE APPOINTMENT First and foremost, it is important to note that this is not an interview. You are not meeting with anyone that will be impacting the decision of your application. Therefore, you do not need to impress. You can relax and enjoy a friendly, efficient and well run visa submission process. The decision makers