Britain’s visa rules for South Africans ‘unfair’

A South African man with family in the UK has written to David Cameron to complain about how hard it is for him to visit.

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A South African has written to complain to David Cameron about “unfair” visa rules which have stopped him visiting his family back in the UK.

The 80-year-old man says the process of applying for a visa is too arduous to undertake after immigration rules were tightened up three years ago.

The man, who wants to remain anonymous for fear of prejudicing a possible visa application should he change his mind, previously lived and worked in the UK before relocating to the outskirts of Johannesburg.

He regularly visited his Britain-based son, daughter and two aunts before the visa clampdown.

He said: “British nationals do not need a visa to visit South Africa, so why are South Africans not treated equally when they want to visit family and friends in Britain? We were good enough to fight for Britain’s freedom in the Second World War, but have been treated as second class citizens.”

Gepos Bon Carolyne Ahiambo Ngara vlugtelinge in Suid-Afrika Blog

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