Online Payment Mandatory for UK visa applications in IndiaFrom 16 December 2013, all new visa applicants in India will be required to pay for their UK visa online. Applicants for a UK visa will now have to pay for their visa online before going to the visa application centre to submit a printed copy of the application form and biometric data (fingerprints and photograph). Appointments to submit applications at the VAC must be booked online when completing the application form. You can pay online using Visa or MasterCard debit or credit cards or via e-wallet (PayPal or Skrill). Please ensure you have sufficient funds available before you apply and pay. If you need to create an e-wallet account, do this a few days before you apply to ensure that the funds will be available to use. Payment online will need to be made in INR. When you have paid your fee online via Visa4UK, you will receive a payment confirmation email from WorldPay. You should print off this confirmation email and take it with you to the visa application centre when you submit the rest of your visa application. Applicants intending to travel on work, study or settlement visas can ask their UK sponsor to make the online payment. Those applying for visit visas can also ask their travel agent to pay for their visa application as part of a package when booking flights and/or accommodation. Please be careful if you are considering using an agent or immigration advisor. From 16 December online payments will become mandatory and the VAC will only accept applications from those who have applied, paid for and booked an appointment online. This is part of a wider change to allow almost all our customers to apply and pay for their visas online by 2013-14. For applicants who have completed their online application form prior to December 16, 2013, they will still be able to use other payment methods currently available, until January 14, 2013. From January 14, 2013 we will only accept visa applications with online payment.
Fasil Pazhayakath, University of Bolton, The UK
Abin Sunny, University of Greenwich, The UK
Shibin Mohammed Valiyamannil, University of Greenwich, The UK
Ayash Kamarudheen, University of Bedfordshire, The UK
Ayas Muhammed Kandan Kudukka, University of Greenwich, The UK