The British Chamber of Business has announced that Cape Town will be the latest recipient of a 24-hour visa turnaround service. This service was previously only available to applicants from Tshwane and Johannesburg.

Speaking to BusinessTech, Ryan Rennison, managing director of UK-specific immigration consultancy Move Up, said, “It was encouraging to hear directly from other business representatives present at the talks, who testified to the significant improvements made to the UKVI AccessUK platform, who also celebrated the extended availability of the 24-hour priority visa service.”

The service will cost approximately R17 000, or £1 000.

Expected peak times for turnaround visa applications include Easter and Christmas.

“Move Up’s active membership with the British Chambers of Business ensures that we are first to understand the UKVI’s visa policies and any changes that they roll out that might affect our clients,” Rennison added.