UK Healthcare Surcharge Increase

The UK Healthcare surcharge (called the ‘Immigration Health Surcharge’ or IHS) had increased at the end of last week. You’ll have to pay:   * GBP£470 per year for a student or Tier 5 (Youth Mobility Scheme) visa, for example £940 for a 2-year visa. * GBP£470 per year for visa and immigration applicants who are under the age of 18 at time of application. * GBP£624 per year for all other visa and immigration applications, for example £3,120 for a 5-year visa.  (Dependents usually nee… Read More

Our landline telephone number is currently down

Please note: Our landline telephone number is currently down for the time being therefore please feel to contact us on 081 885 6064 for any UK immigration visa enquiry or if you need help with a British passport application or renewal. If you have any travel visa related questions or you need some quotes, please contact the following number on 062 206 9563. Read More

Can I extend my UK visitor visa?

Due to COVID-19, lots of our clients were unfortunately unable to make use of their visitor visa for the UK. Our clients wanted to know whether they could extend their UK visitor visa or whether they must reapply for a new visa. We had lodged an enquiry with the UK Home Office and this was their response:   Thank you for contacting the Home Office Immigration Team.   If you have been issued entry clearance as a visitor but have been unable to travel to the UK during its validity due to … Read More

How to get letter of admissibility from British High Commission in Pretoria

Posted on the Facebook account of the British High Commission in Pretoria: I have applied for a visa and will need a letter from the High Commission to support travel. What do I do? Customers must take into account any local travel restrictions or immigration requirements when making plans to travel to the UK. The British High Commission does not normally issue individual letters to support a person travelling to the UK. Where a person holds a valid visa, entry clearance, or Biometric Residence … Read More