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How much will cost South Africans Visas to UK, Australian and other popular visas in 2019


The UK Home Office recently announced its updated visa fees for 2019.

According to immigration consultants, Breytenbachs, there will be no fee increases for most visa applications when the new rates come into effect on 29 March.

The exception are visitor visa applications which have seen a small increase of between 2 and 3%.

These fee increases are fortunately not significant, Breytenbachs said.

“For the visitor visa application for six months, the fee change is £2. The fee change for the visitor visa, valid for ten years is £24, bringing the new cost to £822.”

With a number of other countries also announcing their visa fees for 2019, the general costs when applying for a  short-term visa  are the following.

United Kingdom

VisaCost (in rands)
6 months (visit)£95 (R1 792)
2 years (visit)£361 (R6 810)
5 years (visit)£655 (R12 356)
10 years (visit)£822 (R15 506)
Private medical treatment (up to 11 months)£190 (R3 584)
Short term student visa (up to 6 months)£97 (R1 830)

Australia

VisaCost (in rands)
Tourist visa (3 months)AUD$140 (R1 418)
Working holiday (6 months)AUD$530 (R5 370)
Student visa (varies)AUD$575 (R5 826)
Temporary work visa (short stay specialist)AUD$285 (R2 888)

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