Visas

UK Visa Options for SA passport holders.

The basics:

To help clarify the transaction, we have put together a “visa-vs-passport” page to help explain the difference and working relationship between the two. Further to this, we have put together a “frequently asked questions” page as well as a “do I need a visa” page.

Getting started with UK visas, we need to clarify what we mean when we say: UK.

UK stands for United Kingdom. It consists of England, Northern Ireland, Scotland and Wales. With this UK definition in mind, we are here to help applicants get permission to pass through the UK border with prior permission. This permission is given in the form of a visa travel document placed inside the applicants’ passport.

To help better visually explain the UK visa offerings, click here and take a look at our UK Visa “Tube” map.

The UK government have made the following visa categories available to South Africans:

Standard visitors
Business visitors
Transit or stop overs
Work permits
Ancestral claims
Family dependency
Marriage dependency
Student visas
Unique visas other than the above

For a complete list of all the visas available, take a look at our UKIASA compliant offerings here.

If you would like to find out which visa best suits your intent, try our free, quick and easy visa assessment.

If you would like, request a call back to get your visa question answered.