Important Changes for South African Visitors to the UK

The British government have announced changes to their visa requirements for South African nationals who wish to visit, or transit via, the United Kingdom.

From 3 March 2009, South African nationals seeking to visit, or transit via, the United Kingdom will need to obtain a visa before travelling. There will be a temporary exemption to this requirement for those who have previously travelled to the UK on their current passport.

If you are travelling to the United Kingdom for the first time, or if your current passport does not contain evidence supporting any previous travel to the UK (i.e., a UK arrival stamp), you will need to apply for a visa.

If you have previously travelled to the United Kingdom using your current passport, you will qualify for the exemption and will not need to apply for a visa during the exemption period.

Please click here for information on applying for a UK visa. Unfortunately all applicants will have to apply in person due to the requirement of Digital Fingerprinting.

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