Expats getting Married in the UK

To many people, the idea of getting married in the UK seems to be very a romantic notion. However, before you hop on a plane, you will first have to apply for the Marriage Visitor Visa. It is not possible to get married in the UK while on a standard visitor visa. So, if you […]
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Life in the UK Test – proving your knowledge of life in the UK

The Life in the UK Test is part of the KoLL requirement – Knowledge of Language and Life in the UK. Persons who want to apply for Indefinite Leave to Remain in the UK or British Citizenship have to fulfil this KoLL requirement. The Life in the UK test is thus the one part of […]
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UK Student Visa – Study in the UK in 2018

As the end of the academic year in South Africa is approaching, the queries on how to qualify for a UK Student visa increase. Qualifications from British educational institutions are held in high esteem and are highly sought after. As it is relatively easy for young South Africans wanting to study in the UK to […]
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Elderly Dependent Visa – bringing your parents or grandparents to the UK

The UK Elderly Dependent Visa offers the opportunity for a UK sponsor to bring an elderly dependent to the UK. One of the biggest concerns for expats is whether their parents will be able to join them in the UK. This is, of course, an understandable concern, as it is often difficult for parents and/or […]
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How to emigrate to the UK by studying at a UK University

UK universities are recognised as some of the best in the world, albeit very liberal, meaning graduates are in high-demand in the local job market. What’s more, if you study in the UK on a Tier 4 (General) student visa, it’s far easier to get a job in the UK and switch to a Tier […]
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Proving your good character for British citizenship

In order to be successful in your British citizenship application, the Home Office must be satisfied that you are of good character. If you are not able to fulfil this requirement, your British citizenship application will be denied. It is thus crucial that future British citizenship applicants keep this in mind in their preparation for […]
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SAFFA Answers Your FAQs on the EEA Family Permit

There is often a lot of confusion about the EEA Family Permit. What is the EEA Family Permit? An EU citizen who takes up residence in the UK, in accordance with the EU regulations can bring his/her family with him/her. The family accompanying the EU citizen have to apply for the EEA Family Permit. This […]
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Good news for SA-UK passport holders looking to emigrate

South African families who are relying on a single family member’s British or European history are set to benefit from a number of new changes made to the UK’s minimum income threshold. The UK’s Supreme Court has confirmed it will make amendments to the threshold by 10 August, after it received a number of reports […]
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Oxford, Stratford and Warwick Castle Guided Tour by Minibus from London: Be part of Britain’s greatest medieval experience

Take a walking tour of Oxford and drive through the Cotswolds. Explore Shakespeare’s birthplace and enjoy some time to explore Stratford-Upon-Avon. Have an extended visit of Warwick Castle and savor a traditional lunch (own expense). Book Now Highlights Free hotel pickup and drop-off included Small group ensures personal service Family friendly Oxford is famous for […]
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Weekend travel information for London

Northern line All weekend and on Monday there will be no service between Hampstead and Edgware, while we replace track at Colindale. From approximately 01:15 until 06:00 on Saturday and 01:15 until 07:40 on Sunday, there will be no service between Camden Town and Edgware. London Overground Tonight, Thursday, there will be no service between […]
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