Expansion of the UK Visas and Immigration (UKVI) application system to South Africa

By British High Commission Pretoria

Following the success of Access UK in mainland China, UKVI is rolling out the service globally to customers applying for a Standard Visitor Visa, Visitor (Marriage & Civil Partnership), or Visitor (Permitted Paid Engagement) Visa.

Customers can now use Access UK to apply, book an appointment and pay for their application through the standard, priority or super-priority visa service (where applicable).

The global rollout continued on from China in February 2016 with the launch of Access UK in India. It has since extended to Russia, Belarus. Turkey, Nigeria and Benin and will be completed this Summer. Over 270,000 applicants have already used Access UK and feedback is really positive.

Access UK is designed to provide a simple and intuitive customer experience. The Home Office is committed to making it more convenient, quicker and easier for applicants to apply for UK visas.

Visit Access UK onwww.gov.uk/apply-uk-visa.