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» Can I visit the United Kingdom without a visa?

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Tue, 29 Sep 2015 00:08 EDT
Help Leaving South Africa
I have a sister who is a british citizen living homeless with a 3 year old in a cape town informal settlement. We are trying to get her out of SA as soon as possible. She has a passport for herself but there has been a delay on trying to get a passport for her child. Is there anywhere she can go for help? many thanks
Wed, 16 Sep 2015 03:19 EDT
Visa Documents
We have been invited to visit family in the UK. They have sent us via email all relevant and required documents.
Being originals these documents are in colour.
Can I print them in Black & White???
Will the British Embassy accept Black & White documents as originals??
Nolusindiso Cishe
Tue, 15 Sep 2015 16:20 EDT
Applying for the Working Visa in UK
I'm a South Africa who wants to go and work in UK as a Carer. I phoned the nursing agencies already they said I must first applied for the Visa here. so please help me. God bless
Milagros Alicea
Tue, 15 Sep 2015 14:24 EDT
Invaluable piece . I Appreciate the details ! Does someone know where I might find a template 2014 UK UKM example to complete ?
Alessia Ansaloni
Mon, 17 Aug 2015 09:00 EDT
Qualified Teacher Status
I am italian national and I am an awarded QTS teacher by the National College of Teaching and Leadership (Department of Education). I am eligible to seek post covering my specific subject and age -ange 15-18. I'm exempt from the requirements to serve a statutory induction period (trough EEA mutual recognition route). Is it possible for me to work as a teacher in Cape Town having been awarded Qualified Teacher Status by the english department of education? Thank you very much
Kind regards
Alessia Ansaloni
Lorraine Faydherbe
Mon, 3 Aug 2015 15:28 EDT
work visa of UK
I am wanting to apply for a work visa for the UK.I am at present living and working in Madagascar. I have a South African Passport. Could you please let me know What I have to do from here. I have family through marriage that are living in and are UK citerzines .Will be living and working with family. Many thanks Is there any one that can guide me in this matter Lorraine
Lizette Liesching
Mon, 27 Jul 2015 06:47 EDT
In transit visa urgent
Urgently requiring In-transit visa s for 14-15th August. live in east London but we are in PE this Thursday and Friday . can finger prints be done there. please email forms urgently to for my husband, Jonathan , and myself. flying Virgin into Gatwick & out of Heathrow to USA. Please help asap tx ever so much. Lizette
Sun, 19 Jul 2015 12:17 EDT
new job offer
I recently got a job as an electrician in UK my employer still have to send me appointment letter and etc what's the next step on applying for a work permit, where do I apply, how long does it take.
Mon, 22 Jun 2015 03:21 EDT
emercency vias
in have applied for a visa last year ,and was not informed that I had to apply for an emercency visa. I have paid the normal fee with no refund,once again I had to apply for a visa ,again I need to pay for an emercency one ,I only paid for an normal one ,but cannot get info on how I must pay the fee for the emercency one.
Mr Survero Andrews
Wed, 17 Jun 2015 08:39 EDT
To whom it may concern,

Hi, I'm mr Andrews, a 45 yr old personal trainer from Cape Town South Africa.
It is my desire to continue my career in the UK and have found many vacancies/ opportunities available for someone with my experience and qualifications.
I even have some assuring from Virgin Uk that they would be happy to assisst me with employment, however, it is my duty to obtain the necessary visa.

Apparently the only way to make this a reality is to apply for sponsorship in this regard and even then, it does not guarantee me the necessary visa.

I would like to take a chance and ask if there is anyway, YOU as the British Consulate could make an exception in some regard to make this desire of mine a Reality.

I know that this seems an unreasonable request, but I'm merely asking for any help!

I am happy to come to your offices to plea my case if this is in anyway a possibility.

I can be contacted on 0739501232 otherwise email:

Kindest Regards
Mr Andrews

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