United Kingdom Immigration Authority of South Africa (UKIASA) is a governing body for UK Immigration and British Nationality practices in South Africa.
To protect the UK public, the UK Home Office sponsored the development of an executive non-departmental public body known as “Office of the Immigration Services Commissioner (OISC)“.
The UK’s Immigration and Asylum Act 1999 defines “immigration advice” as advice relating to a particular individual given in connection with one or more “relevant matters” by a person who knows that he is giving such advice.
In accordance with the Immigration and Asylum Act, UKIASA has been appointed as a private body to hold South African practices accountable for the immigration advice they give here. Taking the limitations of OISC at step further.
Further details about how to become a registered practice can be found here.