UK Immigration Guidance for South Africans

UK VISA ASSESSMENT

In just 4 questions, we can identify an instant solution to your Visa Query. Please note that this Move Up assessment has been designed to give instant and useful answers without taking your contact details.


Quick and Free - 4 Questions - UK Visa Options for South Africans

This UK visa assessment is free of charge. Contact Move Up for UK visa case representation.


Question 1 of 4:

Why are you looking at going to the UK?

Please note: The United Kingdom (UK) includes England, Northern Ireland, Scotland and Wales.

To work and/or settle.
To study.
To visit and/or tour and/or travel.


Question 2 of 4:

Are you "married" to someone who has foreign passport or UK visa?


- UK visa holder or
- British passport holder or
- EU passport holder

Please note: South Africans can claim "marriage dependency" if they are unmarried and have lived together in a married like environment for longer than 2 years.

Yes. I am in a relationship to one of the above.
No. I am not in a relationship with someone who holds UK working rights.


Question 2 of 4:

What type of studying are you looking at doing in the UK?

Full time studying and/or part time work.
Part time studying and/or full time work.


Question 2 of 4:

How long do you intend on visiting the UK for?

Less than a month?
More than a month?


Question 3 of 4:

Does your partner have a British passport?

Yes. They have a British Passport.
No. They hold a Valid UK visa or an EU passport.


Question 3 of 4:

Do you have any parents or grandparents born in the UK?

Please note: Birth rights are only applicable to two generations of immediate family (eg Parents and Grandparents).

Yes. I have family that was born in the UK.
No. None of my immediate family was born in the UK.


Question 3 of 4:

Have you been awarded with a Tier 4 certificate of acceptance?

Yes. My chosen university has accepted me.
No. I still have to decide on a UK university.


Question 3 of 4:

Have you been awarded with a Tier 4 certificate of acceptance?

Yes. My chosen university has accepted me.
No. I still have to decide on a UK university.


Question 3 of 4:

Will you be staying in the UK for less than 24 hours?

Yes. I am stopping over for less than a day.
No. I will be staying longer than a day.


Question 3 of 4:

Do you have sufficient supporting evidence to show that you are financially independent to travel for long periods?

Please note: If staying longer than a month, applicants have to evidence financial independence (to confirm employment is not a problem). Yes. I am financially independent.
No. I currently have less than R40 000 in my bank account.


Question 4 of 4:

Have you completed an English test or do you hold a degree from an English University?

Yes. I have completed the English test or have a degree awarded from an English University.
No. What English test?


Question 4 of 4:

Are you aware of the Financial Requirement for the Settlement visa?

Please note: Major immigration changes took effect on the 9th July 2012 impacting dependents of British passport holders.

Yes. I am aware of the financial requirement.
No. I am not aware of the newvisa requirements.


Question 4 of 4:

Which relative was born in the UK?

Please note that birth rights cannot be claimed from Great Grandparents.

Father / Mother?
Grandfather / Grandmother?


Question 4 of 4:

Do you have access to GBP200,000 (approximately R3m) disposable in the UK?

Yes. Getting access to these funds to setup a business or franchise in the UK is not a problem.
No. Getting access to these funds is not currently possible.


Question 4 of 4:

Have you paid for your studies in full?

Yes. The first year studies have been paid for in full.
No. The first years studies have yet to be paid.


Question 4 of 4:

Are you going to register with a Tier 4 licensed institution?

Yes. I do intend on registering.
No. I do not intend on registering.


Question 4 of 4:

Have you paid for your studies in full?

Yes. I have paid for the first year studies.
No. I have to yet to pay any fees.


Question 4 of 4:

Are you going to register with a Tier 4 licensed institution?

Yes. I do intend on registering.
No. I am not sure why I should register.



Question 4 of 4:

Are you going to be catching a connecting flight from the same airport you plan to arrive in?

Yes. I will not leave the airport I land in.
No. I do plan on leaving the airport briefly.



Question 4 of 4:

Do you have UK accomodation arranged?

Yes. I do have accomodation arrangements.
No. I still need to arrange somewhere to stay.



Question 4 of 4:

Do you have evidence to show you will return to SA?

Please note: Evidence such as employment, family and investments are seen as reason to return to SA.

Yes. I have strong reasons to return to SA.
No. I do not have strong reasons at the moment.



Question 4 of 4:

Do you have evidence to show you will return to SA?

Please note: Evidence such as employment, family and investments are seen as reason to return to SA.

Yes. I have strong reasons to return to SA.
No. I do not have strong reasons at the moment.



Answer:

You qualify to apply for a settlement dependent visa.

Based on your marriage to a British passport holder, you can apply for this 2 year visa. After permanently residing in the UK for the 2 years, South Africans can then apply for further extensions and then they can apply for permanent residency.

Thereafter one can apply for citizenship and get that beneficial British passport.

Cost of the visa

Currently* costs GBP810 (R12 390). BHC non refundable fee *Feb 2012 - latest UK fees

English test costs R2500

TB X-Ray costs R935

Move Up case fee only R5600 for the main applicant and R1000 per child dependent

Processing time

All UK visas generally take 60 days days to process once submitted. Time consuming factor that is underestimated is gather the correct documents.

Move Up offer case representation in these applications. The key to our success is limiting the grounds of dismissal in order to work towards a first time successful outcome.

Please note: Move Up are so confident in their service that they offer a full refund guarantee for their case fee. No other agency has been able to match this service.

For more details about the settlement dependency visa, take a look at our Spouse Visa link.

Next Step in Visa Application

Taking into consideration the non refundable UK government fees, contact Move Up to sign up.

Further links

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Settlement Visas for South Africans

UK visa fees

Download Free Settlement Visa Pack

File type File name File size
PDF Settlement Visa Information Pack approx. 302kb
PDF Financial Requirement Explanation - Category A approx. 398kb
PDF Summary of the latest UK Visa Fees approx. 305kb



Answer:

The Settlement Visa.

The Settlement visa is your best option, based on your marriage to a British passport holder.

However, in order to qualify, you will need to meet the compulsory English Language criteria.

Cost of the visa

Currently* costs GBP810 (R12 390). BHC non refundable fee *Feb 2012 - latest UK fees

English test costs R2500

TB X-Ray costs R935

Move Up case fee only R5600 for the main applicant and R1000 per child dependent

Processing time

All UK visas generally take 60 days to process once submitted. Time consuming factor that is underestimated is gather the correct documents.

English Language criteria

South Africans that have tertiary qualifications (equivalent to a UK Bachelors degree) from a recognized English testing institution may be exempt from this criteria.

If applicants do not have a degree from a UK recognized English institution, they have to complete an English test in order to qualify for the Settlement visa.

Further links

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Settlement Visas for South Africans

UK visa fees

Download Free Settlement Visa Pack

File type File name File size
PDF Settlement Visa Information Pack approx. 302kb
PDF Financial Requirement Explanation - Category A approx. 398kb
PDF Summary of the latest UK Visa Fees approx. 305kb

Answer:

You qualify to apply for a Family Dependent visa

If married to a UK Visa holder

Your visa fee will be the same price as your partners (who is seen as the main applicant). click here for the latest UK fees

If married to an EU passport holder

There are fortunately no government fees involved in this application and Move Up offer a unique solution to both the SA and UK based visa applications..

Processing time

All UK visas generally take 60 days to process once submitted. Time consuming factor that is underestimated is gather the correct documents.

To further advise on how to proceed further, please contact us to further discuss your application.

Further links

Redo the Assessment?

Settlement Visas for South Africans

UK visa fees

Download Free Settlement Visa Pack

File type File name File size
PDF Settlement Visa Information Pack approx. 302kb
PDF Financial Requirement Explanation - Category A approx. 398kb
PDF Summary of the latest UK Visa Fees approx. 305kb

Answer:

You may qualify for the Family Dependent visa

Showing evidence of sufficient supporting funds and intent to reside with your partner in the UK are only some of the main features that applicants need to present when wanting to apply as dependents.

To find out more, please contact us to further discuss your application.

Processing time

All UK visas generally take 60 days to process once submitted. Time consuming factor that is underestimated is gather the correct documents.

Further links

Redo the Assessment?

Settlement Visas for South Africans

UK visa fees

Download Free Settlement Visa Pack

File type File name File size
PDF Settlement Visa Information Pack approx. 302kb
PDF Financial Requirement Explanation - Category A approx. 398kb
PDF Summary of the latest UK Visa Fees approx. 305kb



Answer:

You may qualify to apply for British nationality (through decent)

In order to do so, you will need to assess the restrictions at the time of your birth.

Further links

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British passport applications from south Africa

UK visa fees




Answer:

You may qualify to apply for the Ancestral visa

Cost of the visa

The Ancestral visa costs R4050 (GBP270) click here for the latest UK fees

Processing time

All UK visas generally take 10 - 15 working days to process once submitted. Time consuming factor that is underestimated is gather the correct documents.

To find out more, please contact us to further discuss your application

Further links

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Ancestral Visas for South Africans

UK visa fees

Download Free Ancestral Visa Pack

File type File name File size
PDF UK Ancestry Visa Information Pack approx. 294kb
PDF Summary of the latest UK Visa Fees approx. 305kb



Answer:

You may qualify for the Tier 1 Entrepreneur visa

Processing time

All UK visas generally take 10 - 15 working days to process once submitted. Time consuming factor that is underestimated is gather the correct documents.

To further discuss this, please contact us.

Further links

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Tier 1 Visas for South Africans

UK visa fees




Answer:

You may qualify for the Tier 2 General visa

Formally known as "the work permit", this visa cateregory requires a job offer from a licensed Tier 2 UK employer who will be able to offer visa sponsorship to work under contract in the UK.

Unfortunately there are major resrictions in this regard and only 20,000 non European nationals from around the world may qualify for this category of sponsorship.

If you are uniquely gifted or a prize scientist, please contact us to further discuss your eligibility.

Processing time

All UK visas generally take 10 - 15 working days to process once submitted. Time consuming factor that is underestimated is gather the correct documents.

Further links

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Tier 2 Visas for South Africans

UK visa fees




Answer:

You definitely qualify for the Tier 4 (Student) visa

Processing time

All UK visas generally take 10 - 15 working days to process once submitted. Time consuming factor that is underestimated is gather the correct documents.

Further links

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Student Visas for South Africans

UK visa fees




Answer:

You may qualify for the Tier 4 (Student) visa

Payment of your studies will strengthen your case dramatically.

Processing time

All UK visas generally take 10 - 15 working days to process once submitted. Time consuming factor that is underestimated is gather the correct documents.

Further links

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Student Visas for South Africans

UK visa fees




Answer:

You may qualify for the Tier 4 (Student) visa

You just need to decide on a University. Once accepted, you will be granted a Certificate of Sponsorship (which is compulsory for the visa application).

Processing time

All UK visas generally take 10 - 15 working days to process once submitted. Time consuming factor that is underestimated is gather the correct documents. In this case, obtaining that Certificate of Sponsorship could take a month to obtain.

Further links

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Student Visas for South Africans

UK visa fees




Answer:

You will not qualify for the Tier 4 (Student) visa

Without getting accepted by UK Universities, you will not be able to apply successfully for this visa.

Further links

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Student Visas for South Africans

UK visa fees




Answer:

You may qualify for the Tier 4 (Student) visa

Please also note that applicants on Tier 4 visas are only entitled to work part time.

Processing time

All UK visas generally take 10 - 15 working days to process once submitted. Time consuming factor that is underestimated is gather the correct documents.

Further links

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Student Visas for South Africans

UK visa fees




Answer:

You may qualify for the Tier 4 (Student) visa

Please also note that applicants on Tier 4 visas are only entitled to work part time.

Payment of your studies will strengthen your case dramatically.

Processing time

All UK visas generally take 10 - 15 working days to process once submitted. Time consuming factor that is underestimated is gather the correct documents.

Further links

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Student Visas for South Africans

UK visa fees




Answer:

You may qualify for the Tier 4 (Student) visa

You just need to decide on a University. Once accepted, you will be granted a Certificate of Sponsorship (which is compulsory for the visa application).

Please also note that applicants on Tier 4 visas are only entitled to work part time.

Processing time

All UK visas generally take 10 - 15 working days to process once submitted. Time consuming factor that is underestimated is gather the correct documents.

Further links

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Student Visas for South Africans

UK visa fees




Answer:

You will not qualify for the Tier 4 (Student) Visa

Without being accepted by a UK University you will not qualify for the Tier 4 visa. Please also note that applicants on Tier 4 visas are only entitled to work part time.

Processing time

All UK visas generally take 10 - 15 working days to process once submitted. Time consuming factor that is underestimated is gather the correct documents.


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Answer:

Direct Airside Transit Visa (DATV)

Processing time

All UK visas generally take 10 - 15 working days to process once submitted. Time consuming factor that is underestimated is gather the correct documents.

Further links

File type File name File size
PDF UK Visitor Visa Information Pack approx. 387kb
PDF Summary of the latest UK Visa Fees approx. 305kb

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Transit Visas for South Africans

UK visa fees




Answer:

Transit Visa

Processing time

All UK visas generally take 10 - 15 working days to process once submitted. Time consuming factor that is underestimated is gather the correct documents.

Further links

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File type File name File size
PDF UK Visitor Visa Information Pack approx. 387kb
PDF Summary of the latest UK Visa Fees approx. 305kb

Transit Visas for South Africans

UK visa fees




Answer:

You qualify for the Visitor Visa

Processing time

All UK visas generally take 10 - 15 working days to process once submitted. Time consuming factor that is underestimated is gather the correct documents.

Further links

File type File name File size
PDF UK Visitor Visa Information Pack approx. 387kb
PDF Summary of the latest UK Visa Fees approx. 305kb

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Visitor Visas for South Africans

UK visa fees




Answer:

You may qualify for the Visitor Visa

Processing time

All UK visas generally take 10 - 15 working days to process once submitted. Time consuming factor that is underestimated is gather the correct documents.

Further links

File type File name File size
PDF UK Visitor Visa Information Pack approx. 387kb
PDF Summary of the latest UK Visa Fees approx. 305kb

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Visitor Visas for South Africans

UK visa fees




Answer:

You may qualify for the Visitor Visa

Processing time

All UK visas generally take 10 - 15 working days to process once submitted. Time consuming factor that is underestimated is gather the correct documents.

Further links

File type File name File size
PDF UK Visitor Visa Information Pack approx. 387kb
PDF Summary of the latest UK Visa Fees approx. 305kb

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Visitor Visas for South Africans

UK visa fees




Answer:

You may qualify for the Visitor Visa

Processing time

All UK visas generally take 10 - 15 working days to process once submitted. Time consuming factor that is underestimated is gather the correct documents.

Further links

File type File name File size
PDF UK Visitor Visa Information Pack approx. 387kb
PDF Summary of the latest UK Visa Fees approx. 305kb

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Visit Visas for South Africans

UK visa fees




Answer:

You can qualify for the Visitor Visa

Processing time

All UK visas generally take 10 - 15 working days to process once submitted. Time consuming factor that is underestimated is gather the correct documents.

Further links

File type File name File size
PDF UK Visitor Visa Information Pack approx. 387kb
PDF Summary of the latest UK Visa Fees approx. 305kb

Redo the Assessment?

Visitor Visas for South Africans

UK visa fees




Answer:

You do not qualify for the Visitor Visa

Processing time

All UK visas generally take 10 - 15 working days to process once submitted. Time consuming factor that is underestimated is gather the correct documents.

Your visa application is highly likely to be declined. Insufficient supporting funds, intent to remain longer than the average 3 week period and showing no signs to return are all strong signs of illegal intent to work abroad.
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