UK Immigration Guidance for South Africans

Welcome to Move Up's News Room, where we discuss UK Immigration changes that affect South African passport holders.


Yes. Move Up is a South African bias based Immigration consultancy that specializes in UK Entry Clearance. Our role is to help facilitate the interaction with the UKBA. Specifically in getting visas approved first time round.


Unhealthy Immigration Policy

27 October 2014 - It seems that many people know the basic facts about how immigration policies operate but few have pieced them together as healthy versus unhealthy approach.

I would like to address a first world country (who we, as South Africans, look up too). As a South African citizen, we can see that there are first world countries who have healthy immigration policies and there are currently other first world countries with unhealthy immigration policies...

Further details of this perspective can be found here.


2014 Changes in UK Visa Application in SA

16 September 2014 - This update serves to help clarify an unannounced change in protocol in the way in which UK visas are now being handled.

We have written confirmation confirming that there are no plans in place for SA based call centre function and that South African passport holders are expected to ...

Further details of the these 2014 changes can be found here.


UK Rugby 2015 World Cup for South Africans

1 September 2014 - As if you need any further motivation to get excited about whats to come, we thought we would share this motivating...

Further details of the greatest Rugby challenge in 2015 can be found here.


TelePerformance Contact Details in SA

17 April 2014 - TelePerformance has replaced the Visa Faciliatation Service (VFS Global) having served South Africa for 5 years. It is the commercial agencies role to handle the front of house of visa applications. In other words, the UK government have outsourced the face to face handling of visa applications (specifically passports, finger prints, supporting documents and courier arrangements involved).

Given that this is TelePerformances first month of operation, we can conclude that the transition of commercial agencies has not been handled as efficiently as ...

Further details of the announcement can be found here.


British Passport Online Application Update 2014

22 January 2014 - Effective 20 January 2014, British passport applications (both first time and renewal applications) have to be first processed online. The online process encorporates and improves upon the previous paperbased questions.

This upgrade in online passport submission is the second improvement that directly impacts applications submitted in South Africa in the past 3 months. The previous change in British passport protocol relates to the closing of the Pretoria British Passport division (effective 28 October 2013)..

Further details of the announcement can be found here.


Update on Move Up's 2013 changes.

8 October 2013 - There is a lot of constructive development being made at Move Up. Especially over the past 2 months. The motivation behind writing this article is to confirm that Move Up is growing and improving.

Our move from Claremont to Diep River might not be a step up in terms of commercial exposure but it is my personal step up in asset ownership..

Further details of the announcement can be found here.


Update on Move Up's 2013 changes.

8 October 2013 - There is a lot of constructive development being made at Move Up. Especially over the past 2 months. The motivation behind writing this article is to confirm that Move Up is growing and improving.

Our move from Claremont to Diep River might not be a step up in terms of commercial exposure but it is my personal step up in asset ownership..

Further details of the announcement can be found here.


VFS Global Contract in Africa is coming to an end.

1 October 2013 - The UKBA announced today that VFS Global will be taking over the major majority of commercial partnership. Increasing their portfolio to include America and Asia. Interestingly enough, Africa is not included in their new growth.

An internationally established company, that specialises in having first world countries outsource work to third world countries, will be taking over the Africa continent as well as the Euro-Mediterian area..

Further details of the announcement can be found here.


Response to Carte Blanches article

29 July 2013 - Last night, 28th July 2013, our local M-Net show -Carte Blanche revealed the unethical approach of one of the biggest online immigration companies providing "visa assistance" to the general public. The TV show revealed how their travel consultants based in Cape Town, act as immigration advisors that are only sales driven at the expense of the client qualifying or not.

This approach to the immigration industry obviously stimulates fear and a lack of trust in the industry, hence this article has been written.

Further details of the announcement can be found here.

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