Do I Need A Visa?

    1. Are you a South African?
    2. You have not held a passport from any other country?
    3. You were born in South Africa?
    4. Are you looking to fly to the United Kingdom (England, Northern Ireland, Scotland or Wales)?

If you answered “yes” to the above 4 questions, as a South African national, you require prior permission to pass through the UK border. This permission is granted in the form of a UK visa.

To find out which UK visa best suits you or if you eligible for a British passport, we recommend that you complete our free online visa assessment.

Applicants from the following (or applicants that have held or currently do hold valid passports from) the countries listed below require UK visas:

AfghanistanLaos 
AlbaniaLebanon 
AlgeriaLesotho 
AngolaLiberia 
ArmeniaLibya 
AzerbaijanMacedonia 
Bahrain*Madagascar 
BangladeshMalawi 
BelarusMali 
BeninMauritania 
BhutanMoldova 
BoliviaMongolia 
Bosnia HerzegovinaMontenegro 
Burkina FasoMorocco 
BurmaMozambique 
BurundiNepal 
CambodiaNiger 
CameroonNigeria 
Cape VerdeOman* 
Central African RepublicPakistan 
ChadPeru 
People’s Republic of China*Philippines 
ColombiaQatar* 
ComorosRussia 
CongoRwanda 
CubaSao Tome e Principe 
Democratic Republic of the CongoSaudi Arabia 
DjiboutiSenegal 
Dominican RepublicSerbia 
EcuadorSierra Leone 
EgyptSomalia 
Equatorial GuineaSouth Africa* 
EritreaSouth Sudan 
EthiopiaSri Lanka 
FijiSudan 
GabonSuriname 
GambiaSwaziland 
GeorgiaSyria 
GhanaTaiwan* 
GuineaTajikistan 
Guinea BissauTanzania 
GuyanaThailand 
HaitiTogo 
IndiaTunisia 
Indonesia*Turkey * 
IranTurkmenistan 
IraqUganda 
Ivory CoastUkraine 
JamaicaUnited Arab Emirates* 
JordanUzbekistan 
KazakhstanVenezuela 
KenyaVietnam* 
Korea (North)Yemen 
KosovoZambia 
Kuwait *Zimbabwe 
Kyrgyzstan  

To find out more about dual nationality, click here.

To find out about what UK visa options are available, try our free online assessment.

For further information relating to UK visas, take a look at our UK visas page.

Alternatively, we encourage interested applicants to contact us.

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