Agents have been reminded that, effective last week, applications for UK visas made in South Africa should be paid for online before being submitted to local visa application centres.
The change is part of a move by the UK Border Agency globally to streamline processes and shift the visa application process online – expected to become standard practice by 2013/14.
Applications for visas for travel during the Olympic and Paralympic Games are also now open for processing. Should travellers meet the requirements, visas will be issued with a start date that will cover the events’ entire duration.
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