UK Visa Application Fees Requirements in South Africa 2021/22

This relates to UK Visa Application Cost and Fees Requirements in South Africa 2021/22, for family visit, tourist, business visitor, spouse, student, skilled worker (work permit), health and care worker, priority, and super-priority service. Please note, there has been no change in the Home Office Nationality and Immigration Charges from Oct 11, 2021. However, the UK visa application cost in South African Rand (ZAR) 2021/22 has changed due to exchange rate fluctuations.

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1. Overview

How much is a UK visa cost from South Africa in 2022?

The UK visa cost in South Africa depends on the type of application. For instance, UK tourist, student, and spouse visa fee in South Africa are ZAR2,054 (£95), ZAR7,525 (£348), and ZAR32,933 (£1,523), respectively. Moreover, depending on the visa type, a South African national may also opt for priority service for fast tracking application by paying additional charges.

The Home Office usually revises the application fee only once every year. Therefore, the UK visa application charges in GBP remains the same during the year. However, due to the exchange rate fluctuations, the cost of UK visa from South Africa may vary during the year. The exchange rate @ZAR21/62 to a GBP (£) is used for calculating the UK visa price 2021/22 in South African Rand.

How to pay for UK visa fee in South Africa?

South African nationals applying for UK visa from South Africa need to pay the online application cost in South African Rand (ZAR). Accordingly, South Africans can pay for UK visa fee online by a debit or credit card after completing the application form.

What are the UK Visa Requirements from South Africa?

The UK visa requirements from South Africa depends on the type of application. For instance, if a South African is applying for UK tourist visa, then needs to meet the requirements as per paragraphs V4.2-4.10 of Appendix V for Visitors.

If a South African is applying for UK student visa, then needs to meet the validity, suitability, and eligibility requirements as per Immigration Rules Appendix Student. For studying English language in the UK for more than 6 months but not more than 11 months at an accredited institution, South African can apply for Short-term Student (English language). However, if a South African intends to study a course for 6 months or less without a student sponsor but with an accredited provider then can apply under Appendix V for Visitor.

Likewise, if a South African is applying for Skilled Worker Visa, then needs to meet the validity, suitability, and eligibility requirements as per Immigration Rules Appendix Skilled Worker.

What is the UK Visa Processing Time from South Africa?

The UK visa processing time after biometrics 2022 from South Africa for non-settlement applications such as visit, work, or study is usually within 10-15 working days. The visa processing time for a straightforward non-settlement priority application from South Africa is normally within 3-7 working days. Although, 3-5% of non-settlement applications may remain outstanding even after 6 weeks (30 working days), but 100% of the non-settlement applications are decided within 12 weeks (60 working days).

The UK settlement visa processing time after biometrics 2022 from South Africa for spouse, partner, adult dependent relatives, and parent of a British Child under Appendix FM is usually within 12 weeks. The UK visa processing time for a straightforward settlement priority application from South Africa is normally within 30 working days. Although, 7-10% of settlement applications may remain outstanding even after 12 weeks (60 working days), but 100% of the non-settlement applications are mostly decided within 24 weeks (120 working days).

How to Track UK Visa Application in South Africa?

A few years ago, South Africans were able to track UK visa application after biometrics. However, now it is not possible to track UK visa application after biometrics from South Africa. If for any reason South Africans intend to know the application status, then can contact UKVI by phone or email:

Telephone: +44 (0)300 790 6268 – select option 1 – If you cannot contact UK 0300 numbers, use +44 (0) 203 875 4669.
Monday to Friday, 24 hours
Calls cost ZAR15 (£0.69) per minute on top of your standard network charges.

Email enquiries cost ZAR59 (£2.74). You will not be charged for any follow-up emails about the same enquiry.

You’ll get a reply to your email within 5 days, except on Fridays, Saturdays, Sundays, and UK public holidays.

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Please note, South Africans may contact UKVI for:

  • general queries about applying for a visa to come to the UK
  • questions about the progress of their UK visa application from South Africa
  • technical problems with their UK visa application
  • a mistake in their online application
  • problems logging into their account or with their password
  • problems with making a payment to UKVI online or pending payments

However, UKVI contact centre staff cannot give advice to South Africans about their personal circumstances

How to know if the UK visa is approved from South Africa?

South Africans only come to know about the UK visa approval (or refusal) after collecting the passport from any one of the TLS application centres in South Africa

We will send you an email notification when your passport has been returned to us and is ready for collection from our Visa Application Centre.

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If South Africans may like to receive their passport by courier service, or be notified by text message instead of email, then need to check if these Added Value Services are available at the TLS Visa Application Centre.

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    2. Visitor

    The most popular visa for visiting UK from South Africa is the standard visitor visa. However, depending on the purpose of visiting the UK, South Africans can apply for other types of visitor visas such as short term English Language, marriage, medical, permitted paid engagement etc. To get a visa for visiting UK from South Africa, it is important to fill the online visa application form completely and correctly.

    Applying for Standard Visitor Visa from South Africa

    A South African can apply for standard visitor visa if the purpose of visiting the UK is tourism, visiting family, or business meetings, PLAB Test etc. Accordingly, South Africans can apply for a short term (6 months) or a long term (2, 5 and 10 years) standard visitor visa. The UK multiple entry visa rules are same for all types of standard visitor or tourist visa for South Africans. Therefore, South Africans on standard visitor or tourist visa can stay in the UK for up to 180 days per visit.

    The UK standard visitor visa processing time from South Africa is usually within 3-weeks. The UK priority tourist or visitor visa processing time from South Africa is normally within 5 working days.

    How much does a visiting visa cost from South Africa to UK?

    UK visa fees in South Africa for 6 months tourist or visitor are ZAR2,054 (£95), which is commonly known as cost of England or London visa. Frequent travellers from South Africa to UK can apply for a long-term visitor visa for tourism, visiting family, and permitted business activities. The UK visa fees in South Africa for long term 2, 5, and 10 years tourist or visitor visa application are ZAR7,806 (£361), ZAR14,164 (£655), and ZAR17,775 (£822), respectively.

    How much is the child visitor visa fees from South Africa to UK?

    UK child visitor visa fees in South Africa are ZAR2,054 (£95), ZAR7,806 (£361), ZAR14,164 (£655), and ZAR17,775 (£822) for 6 months, 2, 5, and 10 years applications, respectively. Infants and children under 5 years of age are not exempt from UK visa application fee payment.

    Applying for UK Priority Visa from South Africa

    South Africans can use Priority (Non-Settlement), Priority (Settlement), and Super-Priority Service to fast track UK visa application.

    If the focus is to get the decision as quickly as possible, then South Africans can use the UK priority visa service. The priority service is an optional user-pay service, which are exclusive to the application fee. The priority service enables fast tracking of UK visa processing time by putting an application at the front of the queue. The priority service is for fast tracking a straightforward visa application. A straightforward UK visa application from South Africa means that the credentials of the applicant are immaculate, without any past refusals and adverse immigration history.

    Please note priority or super-priority service does not guarantee a favourable result. Moreover, payment for priority service does not even guarantee a quick decision.

    How much is the UK Priority Visa Fees 2022 from South Africa?

    From Oct 11, 2021, the UK priority visa fees in South Africa for settlement (spouse) and non-settlement (visit, student, work) applications are ZAR12,390 (£573) and ZAR4,757 (£220), respectively. The cost of UK super-priority visa for tourists and visitors from South Africa is ZAR20,672 (£956).

    How much is the UK Priority visitor visa fees from South Africa?

    For fast tracking UK tourist and visit visa from South Africa within 5 working days, the cost of priority service is ZAR4,757 (£220). Therefore, the UK priority tourist or visitor visa fees in South Africa for 6 months, 2, 5 and 10 years applications are ZAR6,811 (£315), ZAR12,563 (£581), ZAR18,921 (£875), and ZAR22,532 (£1,042), respectively.

    How much does UK super priority visitor visa cost in South Africa 2022?

    The cost of 24-hour same day UK super priority service in South Africa are ZAR20,672 (£956). Accordingly, the UK super-priority tourist or visitor visa fees in South Africa for 6-months, 2, 5, and 10 years applications are ZAR22,726 (£1,051), ZAR28,478 (£1,317), ZAR34,836 (£1,611), and ZAR38,447 (£1,778), respectively.

    Applying for Marriage Visitor Visa from South Africa

    A South African need to apply for a marriage visitor visa if they are travelling to the UK for getting married, forming a civil partnership, or giving a notice of marriage or civil partnership. The UK marriage visitor visa fees 2021/22 in South Africa are ZAR2,054 (£95). A South African can stay in the UK up to 180 days on a marriage visitor visa.

    The UK marriage visitor visa processing time from South Africa is usually 15 working days.

    Applying for Medical Treatment Visitor Visa UK from South Africa

    A South African need to apply for a medical visitor visa if they are travelling to the UK for getting private medical treatment and check-up for more than 6 months but not more than 11 months. The UK Private Medical Treatment Visitor Visa Fees from South Africa in 2021/22 are ZAR4,109 (£190). A South African can stay in the UK up to 11 months on private medical treatment visa.

    Please note, there is no provision in the Immigration Rules for a family member, friend, or nurse to accompany a visitor, who is coming to the UK for private medical treatment. Therefore, any attendant needs to apply as a visitor and satisfy the requirements.

    The UK medical visitor visa processing time from South Africa is usually 15 working days.

    Applying for Visiting Academic Visitor Visa UK from South Africa

    For research and formal exchange arrangements, a South African can apply for academic visitor visa UK up to 12 months. The UK Academic Visitor Visa Cost from South Africa are ZAR4,109 (£190). A South African academic (and the accompanying partner or child) can stay in the UK up to 12 months on academic visitor visa.

    The UK Visiting Academic visitor visa processing time from South Africa is usually 15 working days.

    Applying for PPE Visitor Visa UK from South Africa 2021/22

    The Permitted Paid Engagement Visitor Visa is for experts in their field coming to the UK to undertake specific paid engagements for up to one month. Accordingly, as per Appendix 3 of Appendix V of the Immigration Rules, South African professionals such as visiting examiners, assessors, lecturers, designated air pilot examiners, qualified lawyers, artists, entertainers, and sportspersons can apply for Permitted Paid Engagement Visitor Visa UK for up to 30 days.

    UK Permitted Paid Engagement Visitor Visa Fees from South Africa in 2021/22 are ZAR2,054 (£95).

    The permitted paid engagement visitor visa processing time from South Africa is usually 15 working days.

    Approved Destination Scheme (ADS)

    The ADS visa is only for Chinese nationals for visiting the UK in tour groups through authorized agents. Therefore, a South African cannot apply for ADS visa. However, Chinese citizens in South Africa can apply for ADS visa for up to 30 days- only if they are travelling to the UK in tour groups through authorized agents. ADS visa charges are ZAR2,054 (£95).

    Applying for Parent of a Child Student Visa from South Africa

    A South African can apply for a Parent of Tier 4 child visa for up to 12 months if their child is attending an independent fee-paying day school in the UK. Parent of Tier 4 Child Student Visa Cost from South Africa is ZAR11,158 (£516).

    The parent of Tier 4 child student visa processing time from South Africa is usually 15 working days.

    Applying for English Language Visitor Visa UK from South Africa

    If South Africans intend to study English language in the UK for more than 6 months but not more than 11 months at an accredited institution, then needs to apply for UK Short-Term English Language Student Visa. However, if South Africans intend to study a course for 6 months or less without a student sponsor but with an accredited provider then can apply under Appendix V for Visitor.

    From Oct 11, 2021, the UK short-term student visitor visa fees from South Africa for studying English language for more than 6 months but not more than 11 months are ZAR4,022 (£186).

    The UK student visitor visa processing time from South Africa is usually within 15 working days.

    3. Transit

    The transit visa is for those South Africans who intend to transit the UK on route to another country outside the Common Travel Area (CTA) and who will enter the UK for up to 48 hours by crossing the UK border unless Appendix Visitor: Transit Without Visa Scheme applies.

    How much is UK Transit Visa Fees in South Africa?

    The cost of Direct Airside Transit (DATV) Visa UK from South Africa is ZAR757 (£35). However, the UK visa fees in South Africa 2021/22 for ‘Visitor in Transit’ and for ‘Joining a Ship or Aircraft as a Member of Crew of that Ship or Aircraft’ are ZAR1,384 (£64).

    Please note South Africans having a valid standard, marriage, or medical visitor visa are allowed to transit the UK, therefore, such passengers do not need to apply for the transit visa.

    The UK transit visa processing time from South Africa is 15 working days.

    4. How to Study in UK from South Africa?

    For studying in the UK, South Africans can apply for the student visa, which has replaced the Tier 4 (General) Student as of October 5, 2020. Accordingly, the UK student visa is for South Africans to study with a sponsor on a course of further or higher education, a pre-sessional English course, a recognised foundation programme or to take an elected post as a Student Union Sabbatical Officer. If South Africans intend to study a short term English Language course for up to 11 months in the UK, then can do so on a visiting visa.

    UK student visa processing time from South Africa is usually within 2-3 weeks (10-15 working days). The UK student priority visa processing time from South Africa is normally within 5 working days.

    How much is UK Student Visa Fee in South Africa?

    The UK student visa fees in South Africa are ZAR7,525 (£348) to study in London or elsewhere in England or Britain. Moreover, the UK student visa fees in South Africa for dependants are also ZAR7,525 (£348). The UK priority and super-priority student visa fees in South Africa are ZAR12,282 (£568) and ZAR28,197 (£1,304), respectively.

    How much is IHS for UK student visa in South Africa?

    Immigration Health Charge (aka Immigration Health Surcharge or IHS) for student visa from South Africa is usually @ £624 per year for each year of stay in the UK.

    How much is IHS for student dependent visa in South Africa?

    The IHS for student dependent visa from South Africa is usually @ £624 per year for each year of stay in the UK.

    Does UK Student Visa Allow South Africans to Work?

    Yes, if South Africans are studying a degree level or below level course in the UK then can work. South African students on a Work Placement, Student Union Sabbatical Officer and postgraduate doctors or dentists on a recognised foundation programme can also work in the UK.

    A Child Student under 16 years old cannot work at all during their time in the UK. However, a Child Student who is aged 16 or above, can work in the UK.

    How Many Hours Can South Africans Work on a Student Visa in the UK?

    South Africans studying a degree level and a below degree level course on the student visa in the UK can work for 20 hours and 10 hours per week during term-time, respectively.

    Can South Africans Work More than 20 Hours on a Student Visa in UK?

    During the semester, South African students in the UK, pursuing a degree level or below degree level course can work for 20 hours and 10 hours per week, respectively. However, during the semester break and before the start of the course, a degree level or below degree level South African student can work full time in the UK.

    Can a South African Spouse Work on Student Dependent Visa in UK?

    A dependent spouse of a South African student studying below degree level course cannot work in the UK. However, a dependent spouse of a South African student studying degree level course can work (including self-employment and voluntary work) in the UK.

    Does UK Give Post Study Work Visa to South Africans?

    Yes, under the New Graduate route South African students, who have completed bachelor’s degree or above in the UK, can apply for 2-Year post study work visa. If a South African has completed a PhD in the UK, then can get 3-Year post study work visa.

    5. Family

    The family route is for those South African who can apply for a UK visa because of their relationship to a person settled in the UK or a British citizen. This includes spouse settlement visa, adult dependant relative, parent of a British Child visa etc.

    Applying for UK Spouse Visa from South Africa

    In terms of Appendix FM of the Immigration Rules, South Africans can apply for a UK spouse or partner visa under the 5-year route. If South Africans meet the UK spouse visa requirements under the 5-year route, then get an entry clearance as a spouse, civil, unmarried, same-sex partner for an initial period of 33 months with a condition of no recourse to public funds. After 30 months South Africans need to make spouse visa extension application for a further leave to remain in the UK.

    ILR in the UK for South Africans under the Partner Visa Route

    South Africans may qualify for indefinite leave to remain (settlement) after completing 60 months (5 years) in the UK on spouse visa. The ILR under the 5-year spouse visa route is for those who meet all the suitability and eligibility requirements of the Immigration Rules at every stage. If a South African spouse or partner fails to meet the financial, English language or lawful immigration status requirements then cannot apply for settlement under the 5-year route. However, if exceptional circumstances under Appendix FM apply then a South African may be considered for settlement under the 10-year route.

    How much is UK Spouse Visa Fees in South Africa?

    From Oct 11, 2021, the UK spouse visa fees in South Africa are ZAR32,933 (£1,523). The UK embassy visa fees in South Africa are same for civil, unmarried, or same-sex partner. UK settlement priority service cost in South Africa is ZAR12,390 (£573) for fast tracking applications within thirty working days. Accordingly, the UK priority spouse visa fees in South Africa 2021 are ZAR45,323 (£2,096).

    The service standard of UK spouse visa processing time from South Africa is to decide 98.5% and 100% applications within 12 and 24 weeks, respectively. Moreover, the service standard for UK spouse priority visa processing time from South Africa is 30 working days or 6 weeks.

    Applying for UK Fiancé(e) Visa from South Africa

    South Africans can apply for fiancé(e) or proposed civil partner visa if the purpose is getting married or entering a civil partnership in the UK. The duration of fiancé(e) visa is six (6) months. After the marriage or civil partnership in the UK, South Africans can apply for leave to remain as a spouse or civil partner.

    How much is the UK Fiancé(e) Visa Fees 2021/22 in South Africa?

    From Oct 11, 2021, the UK fiancé(e) visa fees in South Africa are ZAR32,933 (£1,523). The UK priority fiancé(e) visa fees in South Africa are ZAR45,323 (£2,096).

    Applying for Parent of a British Child Visa from South Africa

    South Africans can apply for Parent of a British Child Visa if they have the sole responsibility for or direct access to the child following the breakdown of their relationship with the child’s other parent. From Oct 11, 2021, Parent of British Child visa application cost in South Africa are ZAR32,933 (£1,523).

    Applying for Adult Dependant Relative Visa from South Africa

    South Africans can apply for Adult Dependant Relative Visa if they are elderly parents (or other adult dependent relatives such as brothers, sisters etc) and need long-term personal care due to illness, age or disability and the UK sponsor is their only relative, who can provide such long-term personal care without recourse to public funds.

    From Oct 11, 2021, UK Adult Dependant Relative Visa from South Africa are ZAR70,278 (£3,250).

    Dep. joining or accompanying

    The ‘joining or accompanying’ route is for those South Africans who are applying for visa based on their relationship to another migrant who is not settled in the UK or a British citizen, and who is on a route without a specific visa for dependants.

    The UK spouse or partner visa fees in South Africa under Dependant Joining or Accompanying route are ZAR32,933 (£1,523).

    Returning Residents

    A South African may be able to live permanently in the UK as a ‘returning resident’ if they were previously settled in the UK. From Oct 11, 2021, the UK visa application cost in South Africa for Returning Residents is ZAR11,158 (£516).

    EEA Family Permit

    In terms of EEA Regulations 2016, a South African can apply for an EEA family permit. However, due to Brexit, the EEA family permit route for South Africans had ended on June 30, 2021. Therefore, UKVI is not accepting any new applications for an EEA family permit from South Africa after June 30, 2021.

    EU Settlement Scheme Family Permit

    In terms of Appendix EU (Family Permit), South Africans can apply for EU Settlement Scheme (EUSS) Family Permit as a non-EEA family member such as spouse, civil partner, child, child above 21 years of age, and parent of an EEA national living in the UK.

    There are no application charges for EUSS Family Permit in South Africa. The EUSS application processing time is 10-15 working days for most of the South Africans.

    Route to Settlement – Refugee Dependant Relative

    From Oct 11, 2021, the UK visa fees in South Africa for Route to Settlement (refugee dependant relative) are ZAR8,390 (£388).

    Appendix ECAA Extension of Stay

    There are no application charges for Dependent children under the age of 21 applying under “Appendix ECAA Extension of Stay”.

    Settlement for current and former members of HM armed forces, and their dependants

    The UK settlement visa fees from South Africa for current and former members of HM armed forces, and their dependants are as under:

    • Former UK Armed Forces ZAR32,933 (£1,523)
    • Indefinite leave to enter the UK as the dependant of a member of the armed forces under Appendix Armed Forces to the Immigration Rules ZAR51,650 (£2,389)
    • Pre 1997 Gurkhas (outside immigration rules) ZAR32,933 (£1,523)
    • Overage dependant children of pre 1997 Gurkhas ZAR32,933 (£1,523)
    • HM Forces dependants applying under part 4,5,7 or 8 of Appendix Armed Forces ZAR32,933 (£1,523)

    Family Reunion to Join Asylum Seekers

    There are no application fees for Family reunion, under Part 11 of Asylum, Immigration Rules (pre-flight dependants). The UK visa fees in South Africa for Post-flight dependants are ZAR32,933 (£1,523). The application fees for Family reunion (other dependent relatives) are ZAR8,390 (£388).

    6. Work

    South Africans can apply for UK work visa. The most popular visa in South Africa for working in the UK is the Skilled Worker (previously Tier 2 General). However, South Africans can apply for other types of UK work visa such as Innovator, Startup, Global Talent, Health and Care Worker etc.

    South Africans are not eligible for Council of Europe Social Charter (CESC) discount of ZAR1,190 (£55), which is applicable for Innovator, Start-up, Global Talent initial application, Global Talent subsequent application, Tier 1 Entrepreneur, Skilled Worker, Intra-Company Transfer, T2 Sportsperson & T2 Minister of Religion, Intra-Company Transfer – Graduate Trainee, T5 (Temporary Worker).

    In South Africa, High Value Migrants can also fast-track applications by paying ZAR4,757 (£220) for the UK priority visa service

    How to get a job in UK from South Africa?

    The most popular route for getting a job in the UK from South Africa is the Skilled Worker Visa. Therefore, if a South African is sponsored to do a specific skilled job for a Home Office licensed sponsor, then can apply for the Skilled Worker Visa UK. The Skilled Worker visa has replaced the Tier 2 General (aka work permit) in 2020. However, unlike Tier 2 General, this new route for skilled workers can lead to permanent settlement (ILR) in the UK.

    On 4 August 2020, the British Government had launched the Health and Care Visa for qualified South African doctors, nurses and allied health professionals who have been trained to a recognised standard and who have good working English. Although, the Health and Care visa forms part of the Skilled Worker route; however, there are a few differences between skilled worker and health and care visa UK.

    UK Global Talent Visa Fees in South Africa 2022

    A South African can apply for UK Global Talent visa if they are a leader or potential leader in academia or research, arts and culture, and digital technology. The Global Talent visa has replaced the Tier 1 Exceptional Talent visa. From Oct 11, 2021, the UK Global Talent Visa Fees in South Africa are as under:

    • Stage 1 – endorsement application – main applicant ZAR9,860 (£456)
    • Stage 2 – entry clearance application – main applicant ZAR3,287 (£152)
    • Subsequent application ZAR13,147 (£608)
    • Dependants ZAR13,147 (£608)

    UK Start-up Visa Fees in South Africa 2022

    If a South African intends to set up an innovative business for the first time in the UK, then can apply for the Start-up visa. The Start-up visa has replaced the Tier 1 Graduate Entrepreneur route in March 2019. The UK Start-up Visa Fees in South Africa are ZAR7,849 (£363) for main applicant and dependants.

    UK Innovator Visa Fees in South Africa 2022

    If a South African intends to do innovative, viable, and scalable business in the UK then can apply for the Innovator visa. The Innovator visa has replaced the Tier 1 Entrepreneur route in March 2019. The UK Innovator Visa Fees in South Africa are ZAR22,078 (£1,021) for main applicant and dependants.

    UK Investor Visa Fees in South Africa 2022

    The Investor visa is for high value South African, who intend to make an investment in the UK. Investor visa has replaced the Tier 1 Investor. The UK Investor Visa Fees in South Africa are ZAR35,096 (£1,623) for main applicant and dependants.

    Applying for UK Skilled Worker Visa from South Africa

    If a South African is sponsored to do a specific skilled job for a Home Office licensed sponsor, then can apply for UK Skilled Worker visa. The Skilled Worker visa has replaced the Tier 2 General (aka work permit) in 2020. However, unlike Tier 2 General, this new route for skilled workers can lead to permanent settlement (ILR) in the UK.

    How much is UK Skilled Worker Visa Fees in South Africa?

    The UK Skilled Worker visa fees depends on the duration of the Certificate of Sponsorship (COS) for main applicant and dependants. If the COS has been issued for three years or less, then the UK Skilled Worker Visa Fees in South Africa are ZAR13,191 (£610). However, if the COS has been issued for three years or more then the UK Skilled Worker Visa Fees in South Africa are ZAR26,381 (£1,220).

    How much is Skilled Worker (Shortage Occupation) Visa Fees in South Africa?

    The UK Skilled Worker Shortage Occupation visa fees depends on the duration of the Certificate of Sponsorship (COS). If the COS has been issued for three years or less, then the UK Skilled Worker Shortage Occupation Visa Fees in South Africa are ZAR10,033 (£464). However, if the COS has been issued for three years or more then the UK Skilled Worker Shortage Occupation Visa Fees in South Africa are ZAR20,067 (£928).

    Applying for UK Health and Care Visa from South Africa 2022

    If a South African is sponsored to work in the UK as a qualified doctor, nurse, or allied health professional for a Home Office licensed sponsor, then can apply for Health and Care Visa. This Health and Care visa route for skilled workers can lead to permanent settlement (ILR) in the UK.

    How much is UK Health and Care Visa Fees 2021/22 in South Africa?

    The UK Health and Care visa fees depends on the duration of the Certificate of Sponsorship (COS). If the COS has been issued for three years or less, then the UK Health and Care Visa Fees in South Africa are ZAR5,017 (£232). However, if the COS has been issued for three years or more then the UK Health and Care Visa Fees in South Africa are ZAR10,033 (£464).

    Intra-Company Transfer

    The Intra-Company Transfer route is for established South African workers who are transferred by their business to do a skilled role in the UK. The Intra-Company Transfer visa has replaced the Tier 2 (Intra-company Transfer) route.

    The UK Intra-Company Transfer visa fees depends on the duration of the Certificate of Sponsorship (COS). If the COS has been issued for three years or less, then the UK Intra-Company Transfer Visa Fees in South Africa are ZAR13,191 (£610). However, if the COS has been issued for three years or more then the UK Intra-Company Transfer Visa Fees in South Africa are ZAR26,381 (£1,220).

    Intra-Company Graduate Trainee

    The Intra-Company Graduate Trainee route is for those South African workers who are transferred by their business to undertake a role in the UK as part of a structured graduate training programme. The Intra-Company Graduate Trainee visa has replaced the Tier 2 (Intra-company Transfer) Graduate Trainee route. UK Intra-Company Graduate Trainee Visa Fees in South Africa are ZAR10,423 (£482).

    T2 Sportsperson

    The T2 Sportsperson route is for an elite South African sportsperson or coach whose employment will make a significant contribution to the development of sport at the highest level in the UK. The T2 Sportsperson visa has replaced the Tier 2 Sportsperson route.

    T2 Sportsperson visa fees depends on the duration of the Certificate of Sponsorship (COS). If the COS has been issued for three years or less, then the UK T2 Sportsperson Visa Fees in South Africa are ZAR13,191 (£610). However, if the COS has been issued for three years or more then the UK T2 Sportsperson Visa Fees in South Africa are ZAR26,381 (£1,220).

    T2 Minister of Religion

    The T2 Minister of Religion route is for those South Africans who intend to undertake preaching and pastoral work, Missionary, or Member of a Religious Order in the UK. The T2 Minister of Religion visa has replaced the Tier 2 Minister of Religion route.

    T2 Minister of Religion visa fees depends on the duration of the Certificate of Sponsorship (COS). If the COS has been issued for three years or less, then the T2 Minister of Religion Visa Fees in South Africa are ZAR13,191 (£610). However, if the COS has been issued for three years or more then the T2 Minister of Religion Visa Fees in South Africa are ZAR26,381 (£1,220).

    UK T5 (Temporary Worker) Visa Fees in South Africa 2021/22

    T5 (Temporary Worker) Visa is for Seasonal Worker, Religious Worker, Charity Worker, Creative and Sporting Worker, International Agreement Worker, Government Authorised Exchange Worker and Youth Mobility Scheme. The T5 (Temporary Worker) Visa has replaced the Tier 5 Temporary Worker route. T5 (Temporary Worker) Visa Fees in South Africa are ZAR5,276 (£244) for main applicant and dependants. Moreover, the UK embassy visa in South Africa for Tier 5 applications with priority and super-priority service are ZAR10,033 (£464) and ZAR25,948 (£1,200), respectively

    Other UK Work Visa Fees in South Africa 2022

    The UK visa fees in South Africa for other types of work applications are:

    • Graduate Entrepreneur – dependants only ZAR7,849 (£363)
    • Tier 1 Exceptional Talent – dependants only ZAR13,147 (£608)
    • Offshore worker ZAR11,158 (£516)
    • Overseas domestic worker in a private household ZAR11,158 (£516)
    • Representative of overseas business and dependants ZAR13,191 (£610)
    • An employee of an overseas newspaper, news agency or broadcasting organisation ZAR13,191 (£610)
    • Sheep Shearer ZAR11,158 (£516)
    • UK Ancestry Visa ZAR11,158 (£516)

    7. Other UK Visas and Services Fees in South Africa 2022

    The UK Visa Fees in South Africa for Other Visas and Services are as under:

    • Hong Kong British National (Overseas) for 30 months ZAR3,892 (£180)
    • Hong Kong British National (Overseas) for 5 years ZAR5,406 (£250)
    • Right of abode – certificate of entitlement ZAR8,390 (£388)
    • Vignette transfer (transfer of a valid visa vignette to a new passport or replace a lost/stolen document) ZAR3,330 (£154)
    • Single entry visa to replace a biometric residence permit ZAR3,330 (£154)
    • Registered Traveller (UK only) – adult ZAR1,081 (£50)
    • Registered Traveller (UK only) – child ZAR519 (£24)
    • Registration of New documents – Registered Traveller (UK only) ZAR432 (£20)
    • Receiving/handling/ forwarding applications on behalf of Commonwealth Countries/Overseas Territories ZAR3,049 (£141)
    • Dependants of exempt international forces applying under Part 10 of Appendix Armed Forces ZAR11,158 (£516)

    UK Visa Fees Exemptions from South Africa 2022

    Following types of applicants are exempt from paying UK visa application fees in South Africa 2021/22:

    • Diplomatic Posting to the UK
    • Diplomatic Posting to the UK (Dependant)
    • Members of International Organisations on Official Visits
    • Official Transit through the UK
    • Official Visit to the UK
    • HM Forces personnel or Member of foreign armed force – exempt from immigration control
    • FCO Strategic performance fund and bilateral projects

    8. TLS Contact UK Visa South Africa

    If you intend to go to a UK visa application centre in South Africa, then please note the address:

    • Cape Town Visa Application Centre: Upper Ground Floor, Media Quarter Building, Corner of De Smit Street and Somerset Road, De Waterkant, Cape Town, South Africa
    • Durban Visa Application Centre: 430 Peter Mokaba Ridge, 3rd Floor, The Atrium, Durban, South Africa
    • Johannesburg Visa Application Centre: 2nd – 3rd Floor, 24 Central Building, Gwen Lane and Fredman Drive, Sandton, Johannesburg, South Africa
    • Port Elizabeth Visa Application Centre: Ground Floor Building 66, Fairview Office Park, Greenacres, Port Elizabeth, South Africa
    • Pretoria Visa Application Centre remains closed until further notice. If you wish to apply for a UK visa, you can do so via TLS Johannesburg Application Centre