The following work visa options are available:
This visa is for people who want to work in the UK for a short time in specific categories, including sports, arts, entertainment, volunteering for a charity, working for a religious organisation, or occupying a work experience (intern) role.
The temporary work visa allows you to stay for 12 – 24 months, depending on the activity.
This visa is suitable for those who have been offered a skilled job in the UK. This includes a role in your employer´s UK branch, a job in a religious community, or a job as an elite sportsperson or coach. The skilled work visa allows you to stay for up three, five, or nine years depending on the category.
This visa is suitable for investors, entrepreneurs, graduate entrepreneurs, and leaders in arts or sciences. The high-value work visa is valid for 1 – 5 years, depending on the category.
If you’re a South African citizen, you may be eligible for a UK ancestry visa if one of your grandparents was born in the UK.