United Kingdom visa application and requirements

                    United Kingdom Visa

United Kingdom Visa

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All international arrivals to England, including UK nationals, required to present a negative COVID-19 test taken up to 72 hours prior to departure. Passengers will be subject to an immediate fine of £500 if they fail to comply with the new regulations on pre-departure testing.

All travel corridors for people arriving in England are suspended. All passengers arriving from countries not on the government’s travel corridor list will still be required to self-isolate for 10 days, regardless of test result passengers will still be required to fill in a passenger locator form and be subject to national lockdown restrictions.
VisaHQ provides consultancy and administrative service. All applicants must submit the application in person to the embassy/consulate

Fill out United Kingdom tourist visa application form online

and send the following documents to VisaHQ:

a
Visa application form. Fully completed and signed application form.
b
Original passport. Original passport and a copy of biodate page. The passport must be valid at least six months after the intended date of departure from the territory of United Kingdom and has at least three blank visa pages.
c
Itinerary. A copy of round trip tickets or detailed itinerary for the duration of the trip. The applicant's name must be on itinerary.
d
Bank Statement. Three months original bank statement stamped not older than 5 days.
e
Personal Invitation. If visiting friends or family, you must provide letter of invitation with the contact information of the host and visitor, purpose and duration of the visit, confirmation of accommodation including the address, signature and date, with copy of the relevant pages of the travelling document or ID document of your host.
f
Proof of Accommodation. A copy of hotel reservations or other lodgings for the duration of the trip. The applicant's name must be on the reservation.
g
Employment Letter. A copy of a letter from your employer on business letterhead, with contact details, purpose and duration of the trip and that you will be returning to your current job. If you are self-employed, please include a copy of your business license and tax return. If you are retired please submit proof of your retirement fund.
You must provide certified translations of any documents that are not in English or Welsh.
Additional required documents
You’ll need to have a tuberculosis (TB) test if you’re coming to the UK for more than 6 months. You will not need a TB test if any of the following apply:

- you’re a diplomat accredited to the UK;
- you’re a returning UK resident and have not been away for more than 2 years;
- you lived for at least 6 months in a country where TB screening is not required by the UK, and you’ve been away from that country for no more than 6 months

Additional required documents for minors
Additional required documents for minors (under 18):
Notarized letter of authorization. A letter of authorization signed by both parents or legal guardians. This letter should also include the name of the adult who will be responsible for the children in United Kingdom. If the minor is traveling with only one parent, custody documents or a letter of authorization from the other non-accompanying parent is required. If the Custody papers were issued by a Court, then those papers have already been legalized..
Birth certificate. A copy of the applicant's birth certificate.
Parents' passport copies. A copy of the information pages of both parents' signed passports.

If you’re under 18 years old when you apply, your long-term visit visa will only be valid for up to 6 months after you turn 18.

United Kingdom tourist visa fees for citizens of South Africa

Single entry
  • Validity: up to 6 months
  • Processing: 15-17 business days
  • Total cost: 3804.00 
    United Kingdom visa help
    Cost calculation
    Embassy fee: 1929.00 Processing: 1875.00: 0.00 Total cost: 3804.00
  • Validity: up to 6 months
  • Processing: 15-17 business days
  • Total cost: 3804.00 
    United Kingdom visa help
    Cost calculation
    Embassy fee: 1929.00 Processing: 1875.00: 0.00 Total cost: 3804.00
  • Validity: up to 6 months
  • Processing: 15-17 business days
  • Total cost: 3804.00 
    United Kingdom visa help
    Cost calculation
    Embassy fee: 1929.00 Processing: 1875.00: 0.00 Total cost: 3804.00
Multiple entry
  • Validity: up to 2 years
  • Processing: 15-17 business days
  • Total cost: 9205.00 
    United Kingdom visa help
    Cost calculation
    Embassy fee: 7330.00 Processing: 1875.00: 0.00 Total cost: 9205.00
  • Validity: up to 2 years
  • Processing: 15-17 business days
  • Total cost: 9205.00 
    United Kingdom visa help
    Cost calculation
    Embassy fee: 7330.00 Processing: 1875.00: 0.00 Total cost: 9205.00
  • Validity: up to 2 years
  • Processing: 15-17 business days
  • Total cost: 9205.00 
    United Kingdom visa help
    Cost calculation
    Embassy fee: 7330.00 Processing: 1875.00: 0.00 Total cost: 9205.00
  • Validity: up to 5 years
  • Processing: 15-17 business days
  • Total cost: 15175.00 
    United Kingdom visa help
    Cost calculation
    Embassy fee: 13300.00 Processing: 1875.00: 0.00 Total cost: 15175.00
  • Validity: up to 5 years
  • Processing: 15-17 business days
  • Total cost: 15175.00 
    United Kingdom visa help
    Cost calculation
    Embassy fee: 13300.00 Processing: 1875.00: 0.00 Total cost: 15175.00
  • Validity: up to 5 years
  • Processing: 15-17 business days
  • Total cost: 15175.00 
    United Kingdom visa help
    Cost calculation
    Embassy fee: 13300.00 Processing: 1875.00: 0.00 Total cost: 15175.00
  • Validity: up to 10 years
  • Processing: 15-17 business days
  • Total cost: 18567.00 
    United Kingdom visa help
    Cost calculation
    Embassy fee: 16692.00 Processing: 1875.00: 0.00 Total cost: 18567.00
  • Validity: up to 10 years
  • Processing: 15-17 business days
  • Total cost: 18567.00 
    United Kingdom visa help
    Cost calculation
    Embassy fee: 16692.00 Processing: 1875.00: 0.00 Total cost: 18567.00
  • Validity: up to 10 years
  • Processing: 15-17 business days
  • Total cost: 18567.00 
    United Kingdom visa help
    Cost calculation
    Embassy fee: 16692.00 Processing: 1875.00: 0.00 Total cost: 18567.00
Maximum stay in United Kingdom: 180 days  
United Kingdom visa help Maximum stay refers to the number of days allowed on a single visit.
Maximum stay in United Kingdom: 180 days
United Kingdom visa help Maximum stay refers to the number of days allowed on a single visit.
United Kingdom visa for citizens of South Africa is required. For more information please contact the nearest United Kingdom embassy.

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