Step 4: UK Visa Fees


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Payment of the UK visa fees.

The British government has setup a system where South Africans can only pay for their UK visas directly on the visa4uk.fco.gov.uk website. It is important to note that the British government does not accept any other form of payment. Therefore EFT, cash deposit or moneygram are not acceptable means of paying for UK visas.

What are the UK visa fees for?

The UK government justifies the UK visa fees as a charge for their administration handling fee. The visa fees in South Africa fluctuate on a monthly “consular” basis in South Africa (which is usually an inflated price to cover the British government from making a loss in exchange rate fluctuations). It is also then important to note that the British government does not apply the applicable daily exchange rate – frequent question raised.

Consulate rate of exchange: GBP1.00 = ZAR18.00                                               Last Edited: 8 June 2017

Visa Category UKBA Fee (GBP) Move Up
Case Fee
Total
UK Visitor Visas
6 Month Visitor Visa R 1 602 (£89) R 1 600 R 3 202
2 Year Visitor Visa R 6066 (£337) R 2 200 R8 266
5 Year Visitor Visa R11 016 (£612) R 3 200 R14 216
10 Year Visitor Visa R13 806 (£767) R 4 300 R18 106
Direct Airside Transit Visa R 612 (£34) R 1 300 R 1 912
Visitor In Transit Visa R 1 116 (£62) R 1 300 R 2 416
British Passports
Case A: Recent Renewal of British Passport R2 160(£120) R1 650 R3 810
Case B: Past Renewal of British Passport R2 160(£120) R3 000 R5 160
Case C: First Time British Passport R2 160 (£120) R3 000 R5 160
Case D: Lost or Stolen British Passport R2 160 (£120) R3 000 R5 160
Employment
UK Ancestry – Main Applicant R 8 928 (£496) R 7 300 R16 228
UK Ancestry – Family Dependent* R 8 928 (£496) R 3 800 R12 728
Business Representatives – Main Applicant R10 566 (£587) R27 900 R38 466
Business Representatives – Family Dependent* R10 566 (£587) R 9 700 R20 266
Tier 1 Highly Valued – Main Applicant R17 676 (£982) R37 500 R55 176
Tier 1 Highly Valued – Family Dependent* R17 676 (£982) R12 800 R30 476
Tier 2 Skilled – Main Applicant R10 566 (£587) R16 500 R27 066
Tier 2 Skilled – Family Dependent* R10 566 (£587) R 3 700 R14 266
Tier 4 Student – Main Applicant R 6 030(£335) R15 800 R21 830
Tier 4 Student – Family Dependent* R 6 030 (£335) R12 300 R18 330
Tier 5 Youth Mobility R 4 230 (£235) R14 800 R19 030
Settlement
Dependents of UK Settled Persons – Main Applicant R26 352 (£1464) R13 700 R40 052
Dependents of UK Settled Persons – Family Dependent* R26 352(£1464) R 8 300 R34 652
Dependents of EU Passport Holders – Main Applicant None R11 800 R11 800
Dependents of EU Passport Holders – Family Dependent* None R 7 700 R 7 700

*Please note that “Family Dependent” is defined as married dependent and shared biological minor dependent. Different case fees apply to unmarried dependent and adopted, step and sole biological minor dependents.

Full Refund Guarantee

Move Up is currently the only visa company that offers a full refund guarantee. This guarantee works on the principle that in the unlikely event of an applicant not being awarded their visa first time round after being represented by Move Up, their Move Up case fee will be refunded in full.

There are no hidden costs or motivation to take on as many applications as possible.


Now that we have addressed the visa cost, the next step is to confirm that the visa qualifying requirements can be met. Too often South Africans think that simply identifying which UK visa they need is all that is required to proceed.

Meeting the visa qualifying requirements dictates feasibility and timing of submission (it is the most important element in these UK visa applications).

The next step (Step 5 of 12) is: Qualifying Requirements.


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Contact Move Up

If you have any further visa related questions, call +27(0) 21 761 4608 now.

Alternatively email info@moveup.co.za for general visa inquiries.