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UK visa application

Some visitors will require a visa in order to visit the United Kingdom.

With history, culture and glorious countryside in abundance, it’s no wonder the UK is so popular with visitors.

UK visa requirements vary. For example, since mid-2009 South Africans require a visa to enter even if they have previously travelled to the UK.

Not to worry, the UK Government has a website, (opens in a new window) which will let you know if you need a visa (and let you apply online if you do).

How to apply for your UK visa

You can easily find out if you need a UK visa, and apply by following the link below.

Apply for a visa now (opens in a new window)

Join the Registered Traveller scheme for faster entry to the UK

Availabe to American, Australian, Canadian, Hong Kong, Japanese, New Zealand, Singaporean, South Korean and Taiwanese passport holders.

Apply for the Registered Traveller service and you won't need to fill out a landing card for the UK.

This service will allow you to sail through UK border control faster via the ePassport gates (providing you have a biometric passport) and the UK/EU entry lanes.

Apply for the Registered Traveller scheme (opens in a new window)

Get detailed travel requirements for your trip

Get personalised travel information for your destination with our handy tool.