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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

Can I submit a new UK visa application in South Africa?

Posted on the Facebook account of the British High Commission in Pretoria: Can I make a new application in South Africa if your centres open for submission before commercial flights resume? Check what you need to do before you travel: https://www.gov.uk/uk-border-control Customers will be able to make an application in any visa route but should check carefully the terms of the visa they are applying for, before they apply, to ensure that they meet the criteria for that route – including any… Read More

If your 30 day visa to work, study or join family in the UK has expired

Posted on the Twitter account of the British High Commission in Pretoria on 6/07/2020: If your 30 day entry vignette to travel to the UK for work, study or to join family has expired, you can request a replacement visa by bringing your passport in to a VAC, without needing to book an appointment, effective immediately. https://twitter.com/ukinsouthafrica Read More

Update: Reopening of UK Visa Application Centres in South Africa

Message from the official UK Visa Application Centre (VAC) here in South Africa:   As part of the phased resumption of services by UK Visas & Immigration, our Visa Application Centre in Cape Town, Johannesburg, Port Elizabeth, Durban and Pretoria will be reopening from the week of July 13th.   To know which days and times our centre will be open, please check our Address page.   If you would like to submit a new visa application, our appointment booking table is now open.   … Read More