Are you eligible for a British passport?

Fast facts about British nationality for South Africans – You could be eligible for British passport if you were:

Born to a parent (father or mother) who was born in the UK before 1983.
Born before 1983 to a parent who was born after 1949 – as long as that parent was a British citizen, or
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South Africans and the National Insurance Number

South Africans who are relocating to the United Kingdom sometimes get strangled in the paperwork and red-tape involved with their relocation.

One of the topics on which the consultants at Breytenbachs Immigration Consultants often get questions is the National Insurance Number.

We have compiled a short article for South Africans relocating to the UK, on the issue of the National Insurance number.

The National Insurance Number
The National Insurance (NI) number is unique for every person. You will keep your NI number for life, and the number will only be used for one person.

It consists of numbers and letters and is allocated by the Department for Works and Pensions.

The NI number is used by the HM Revenue & Customs and the Department for Works and Pensions to identify persons. The number also ensures that NI and tax contributions are recorded against the record of the correct person and that the correct amount of tax and NI are paid by every person.
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South Africans and the National Insurance Number

South Africans who are relocating to the United Kingdom sometimes get strangled in the paperwork and red-tape involved with their relocation.

One of the topics on which the consultants at Breytenbachs Immigration Consultants often get questions is the National Insurance Number.

We have compiled a short article for South Africans relocating to the UK, on the issue of the National Insurance number.
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Tax on property, money and shares you inherit in the UK

This is because any Inheritance Tax (IHT) due should be paid out of the deceased’s estate before any cash or assets are distributed to the heirs. However, the recipient is liable to income tax on any profit earned after the inheritance, such as dividends from shares and to capital gains tax on the increase in […]
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UK Immigration Changes of 2017 that made everyone happy

This past year brought many UK immigration changes. Some of the immigration changes brought good news, whilst others, unfortunately, made some applications even more complicated. But, let’s focus on the good news for the past year! Immigration Changes – New UK Family Migration Rules A Supreme Court ruling in the case of MM et Ors, […]
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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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