I'm in a long distance relationship and I want to visit him next year in England. I am new to all this so I need to know what requirements are needed as I'm from South Africa. I will be staying at a hotel there. How much will I approximately need to be accepted into the UK? Also what reason would I have to give to enter?

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    Also what reason would I have to give to enter? This will be a sticking point. If you say the real reason, they it might be construed as a way to enter UK permanently and you have to show enough proof to show you will return back. And if you lie, anything comes up during the landing interview, you might be denied entry.
    – DumbCoder
    Commented Jul 12, 2017 at 14:25
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    You don't lie. If they catch you in a lie, the consequences tend to be black marks and bans. Commented Jul 12, 2017 at 14:29
  • You might find some helpful information in this answer travel.stackexchange.com/q/45804/1820
    – Phil
    Commented Jul 12, 2017 at 14:34
  • I'm still confused as to what reason to give, if I do say the truth what if I'm denied visa to the uk. Would a solo travellor be a good enough reason?
    – Melisha
    Commented Jul 12, 2017 at 14:43
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    @Melisha if that happens then you would be GLAD that you did not get a refusal that affected your credibility. Credibility problems are the very worst to fix.
    – Gayot Fow
    Commented Jul 12, 2017 at 19:14

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You will require a Standard Visitors Visa.

There is no specific amount that you require. You are required to prove that you have adequate ties to South Africa and that you will abide by your visitors visa. You will need to show that you have adequate financial support for such a holiday.

You need to prove that your ties are strong enough independent of your sponsor.

From what I've read here, government's are cautious to give visas to individuals who have never met their sponsor in person. This is to prevent human trafficking and so forth.


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