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UK visa information for travelling football fans

Guidance for football enthusiasts who want to attend the Champions League final at Wembley Stadium in London.

This was published under the 2010 to 2015 Conservative and Liberal Democrat coalition government


At the moment it is unclear if the UEFA Champions League final will be an all Spanish, an all German or a German/Spanish match up. But we DO know that the final will take place at Wembley Stadium in London on Saturday 25 May.

We would like to encourage any South Africans who are lucky enough to get tickets for the biggest football match of the year to avoid the rush and consider an early application for their visa to enter the UK. We are committed under published service delivery targets to process all non-settlement visas within 15 working days (3 weeks). We also offer a Priority Service at an additional fee.

To apply for a UK visa visit our website and follow the Visa link. We have Visa Application Centres in Johannesburg, Pretoria, Cape Town, Durban and Port Elizabeth.

Whether you are up for Bayern, Real, Barca or Dortmund we would like to help you on your way to Wembley.

Did you know?

In a 2012 Customer Survey, 88% of respondents were satisfied with the overall visa service that we offered and 91% told us that they found the online application process easy. There is no need to pay an agent, it’s simple to do yourself.

Published 24 April 2013