If you’re planning a holiday to a popular destination this year, this information is important to you. Visas to countries like the UK, Australia and even New Zealand have a nominal fee attached to it. If you’re looking for a budget holiday then visa-free destinations is your best bet.

Here are the costs of applying for a short-term visa in 2018:

The UK 

– 6 months (visit) will cost R1 601
– 2 years (visit) will cost R6 026
– 5 years (visit) will cost R10 950
– 10 years (visit) will cost R13 739
– Skilled worker will cost R1 670
– Student worker will cost R13 739


– Tourist visa (3 months) will cost R1 290
– Working holiday (6 months) will cost R4 055
– Student visa (varies)  will cost R5 160
– Temporary work visa (short stay specialist) will cost R2 580


– Visitor visa (up to 9 months) will cost R1 490
– Student visa will cost R2 450
– Temporary work visa will cost R2 275
– Limited visa (seasonal work visa) will cost R2 450


– Student visa will cost R1 920
– Tourist visa will cost R1 920
– Temporary work visa will cost R2 280
– Specialized work visa will cost r2 460
– Fiancé or spouse of a US citizen visa will cost R2 460


– 96 hour visa will cost R650
– Tourist (short term – 30 days) will cost R1 080
– Tourist (long term – 90 days) will cost R2 615
– Tourist (long term – multiple entry) will cost R5 720


The 26 Schengen countries are: Austria, Belgium, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Iceland, Italy, Latvia, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, and Switzerland

A Schengen visa allows the holder to stay in Schengen Territory for up to 90 days every six months. However, prices differ according to age and location.

– Short stay visa (less than 90 days) will cost R885
– Long stay visa (more than 90 days) will cost R1 460
– Children between the ages of six and twelve years old pay R369

For any updates on Schengen visas or important Schengen-related news, click here.


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Article written by

Lucinda Dordley

Lucinda is a hard news writer who occasionally dabbles in lifestyle writing, and recent journalism graduate. She is a proud intersectional feminist, and is passionate about actively creating a world which is free of discrimination and inequality.