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Original, signed South Africa passport with at least 6 months of remaining validity.
Passport-type photograph: 1
Payment Authorization. Complete and sign the Credit Card Authorization Form.
Proof of status. Original evidence of your legal status in US (Original of Green card, US visa, I-20, H1B approval notice).
Application Form. A signed print out of the online application form for United Kingdom, showing that payment has been made to the British Consulate.
Biometrics. The biometrics appointment confirmation sheet, bearing the original stamp of the USCIS center. Note: this document is valid for 15 days from the date it is stamped.
Itinerary. Copy of an itinerary or flight reservation from an airline or travel agent. Please do not purchase tickets until the visa has been issued.
Bank Statement. Original bank statements for the past 3 months. The most recent statement should show evidence of sufficient funds for travel of approximately $300 per day.
Employment Letter. Copy of a letter from your employer on business letterhead, with contact details, stating that a leave of absence has been granted, purpose and duration of the trip, and that you will be returning to your current job. If you are self-employed, include a copy of your business license and tax return. For students, please submit an official letter from your school indicating that you are in good standing and that you are registered for the upcoming semester. If you are retired please submit proof of your retirement fund.
Hotel Reservations. Copy of confirmed hotel reservations.
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. You will also need to provide proof of the host's status in United Kingdom ie. copy of their United Kingdom passport's information page, or, if they are not a citizen of United Kingdom, copies of their United Kingdom residence permit and their national passport's information pages.
Host's Bank Statement. If you will be receiving financial support from a host or other sponsor in United Kingdom, please provide a copy of that individual's bank statement. Please note that the invitation letter from your host should specifically state the types of support they will be providing (financial, accommodations, etc).

United Kingdom tourist visa fees for citizens of South Africa

Type of visa ValidityUnited Kingdom visa help ProcessingUnited Kingdom visa help Embassy fee Service fee Total cost
Multiple entry up to 1825 days 5 business days 170.00 99.95 269.95
Maximum stay United Kingdom visa help in United Kingdom: 180 days
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United Kingdom visa for citizens of South Africa is required. For more information please contact the nearest United Kingdom embassy.
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