Are you flying to the UK? Check out these tips on customs and more

The consultants often receive desperate pleas for help from South Africans who are refused entry to the United Kingdom at the Port of Entry. Help at this stage, is, unfortunately, often too late. Our consultants have compiled some tips for persons travelling to the UK from South Africa. Pre-departure tips for flying to the UK […]
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South African Expats (SAFFAs) Moving to the UK

Expats moving to the UK do so for various reasons. Whatever your motivation may be, your move to the UK holds the advantage that you won’t need to learn a new language from scratch. InterNations has lots of useful information on moving to the UK, from life in London to UK visa regulations. Many of […]
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The United States isn’t as far away as some South Africans might think

The US is no new frontier for South Africans looking to move abroad, but never before has it been more attractive and accessible. The United States is home to almost 100 000 South Africans, with expats settling the land of the free as of the mid 20th century. Most of those leaving Mzanzi for the […]
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Immigrating to UK assistance: what you need to tell the Home Office

VG Immigration has noticed that a lot of visa and Biometric residence permit (BRP) holders in the UK are not aware that they need to report any change in their circumstances to the Home Office. In accordance with the Immigration Rules you need to apply for a new BRP if any of the following things […]
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SA Government to limit emigration by tracking those leaving SA for more than three months

So, despite working on building a more inclusive South Africa with opportunities for all, the government’s solution is to try and limit the number of South Africans leaving the country? Sounds unbelievable? Well, it kinda is. On Sunday, Rapport… reported that cabinet has approved a piece of legislation – don’t worry, it’s not law yet […]
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South Africans requests US investment visas

Demand for US investment visas by wealthy South Africans has more than doubled. Data released last week showed that South African demand for US EB-5 visas, which allow people to obtain a green card by investing $500 000 (R6.66 million) into a US business, has increased sharply since 2014. Doug van der Merwe of LCR […]
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UK Opskop 2017

This yearly event is getting bigger, after the very successful camping event in North Devon earlier in 2016 – the organisors are already organising the next BIG camping event for 2017! EVENT DETAILS Date and Time Friday, 28 April 2017 Location Watermouth Cove Holiday Park EX34 9SJ Berrynarbor, UK What to expect: Children entertainment Bouncy […]
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How have Trump’s immigrant rulings effect matters for South Africans wanting to move to the US?

No one can deny that the new Trump administration has caused chaos and uncertainty in the immigration arena in the USA. Amidst multiple litigation filings, the rumours are flying with ‘doomsday’ predictions. Here’s some clarity from a qualified source about where South Africans stand with regards to emigrating to the US: If you are a […]
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New UK Immigration changes to be implemented

There are a number of UK Immigration changes that will be implemented in April 2017. It is important that UK visa applicants take note of the various changes, in order to prepare themselves for these changes, and where possible to apply beforehand, in order to avoid the more strict requirements. One of the important changes […]
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Rand nears R13/$ and hits R20/£ despite claims it is stabilising…

The rand came within a few cents of the R13/$ level in the late afternoon on Tuesday as US housing data indicated a stronger US economy‚ further supporting the case for a rate hike in the world’s largest economy this year. The dollar gained against the euro in response to the data‚ which sent emerging […]
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