The following work visa options are available:
This visa is suitable if you want to work in the UK for a short time in sports, arts or entertainment, as a volunteer, for a charity, for a religious organisation or in a work experience (intern) role. The temporary work visa allows you to stay for up to 12 or 24 months depending on the above-mentioned activity.
This visa is suitable if you have been offered a skilled job, a role in your overseas 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 to 3 years, 5 years or 9 years depending on the above-mentioned category.
This visa is suitable if you are an investor, an entrepreneur, a graduate entrepreneur or a leader in arts or sciences. The “high value” work visa will be issued for up 1 to 5 years depending on the above-mentioned category.
If one of your grandparents was born in the UK and you are a South African national, you may be eligible for a UK ancestry visa.