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United Kingdom visa for South Africa passport holder living in United States of America

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and send the following documents to VisaHQ:

Original, signed South Africa passport with at least 6 months of remaining validity.
Passport-type photograph: 1 Must be professionally printed and 45mm high by 35mm wide.
Payment Authorization. Complete and sign the Order Cover Letter. Please note that the $230.00 Embassy Fee is in addition to the online visa fee paid with the application form.
Proof of status. Notarized evidence of your legal status in US (Notarized copy of Green card, US visa, I-20, H1B approval notice. VisaHQ cannot assist US B1/B2 visa holders at this time.)
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.
Confirmation of Payment. Include a copy of "Visa4UK - Confirmation Of Your Visa Application Payment" email from Consulate.
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 hotel reservations (Applicant's name must be on Hotel Reservation).
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).
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.

United Kingdom tourist visa fees for citizens of South Africa

Multiple entry
  • Validity: up to 6 months
  • Processing: 7-9 business days
  • Total cost:
Maximum stay in United Kingdom: 180 days United Kingdom visa help
Maximum stay in United Kingdom: 180 days United Kingdom visa help
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NOTE: The $230.00 Embassy Fee is in addition to the online visa fee paid with the application form.
United Kingdom visa for citizens of South Africa is required. For more information please contact the nearest United Kingdom embassy.