how much does a visa from south africa to uk


Visa requirements for South African citizens are administrative entry restrictions by the authorities of other states placed on citizens of South Africa.

As of 02 July 2019, South African citizens had visa-free or visa on arrival access to 64 countries and territories, ranking the South African passport 72nd in terms of travel freedom (tied with the passports of Albania, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Kosovo, Macedonia, Moldova and Montenegro) according to the Henley Passport Index.

Visa requirements for South African citizens are administrative entry restrictions by the authorities of other countries placed on citizens of South Africa.

As of 02 July 2019, South African citizens had visa-free or visa on arrival access to 64 countries and territories, ranking the South African passport 72nd in terms of travel freedom (tied with the passports of Albania, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Kosovo, Macedonia, Moldova and Montenegro) according to the Henley Passport Index.

In 2018, the South African passport was ranked as the joint 67th most powerful passport in the world, allowing visa-free travel to 102 countries.

A visa is not required for British citizens travelling to South Africa for tourism or business purposes for stays of up to 90 days. However, all visitors to South Africa must have a passport that is valid for at least 30 days after their intended departure date from the country.

Visitors from the UK can apply for a visa on arrival in South Africa, or they can apply for a visa online before travelling. Visa fees for UK citizens are R1,200 (approximately £60) for a single entry visa, R2,000 (approximately £100) for a double entry visa, or R3,600 (approximately £180) for a multiple entry visa.

Visas are required for stays of longer than 90 days, for purposes other than tourism or business, or for anyone wishing to work or study in South Africa. More information on these types of visas can be found on the website of the Department of Home Affairs.

The best time to apply for a visa is at least two weeks before your intended travel date, as processing times can vary and some visas can take longer to issue than others.


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