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

As part of a global rollout, Access UK (previously know as the Online Application Service) has launched in South Africa today for customers applying for a visa to visit the UK.

BHC Pretoria Office

BHC Pretoria Office

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.

Published 22 April 2016