This has been revealed by the UK government.
Online fee payment for UK visas—With effect from 16th December this year, all Indians wanting to make payment for UK visas will have to make an online payment either through debit card or credit card.
Yes, the UK immigration department will, no longer, accept fee in any other mode than the online payment mode.
So, one cannot pay cash for fee payment or demand draft for the same purpose. This has been revealed by the UK immigration Regional Director for Central and South Asia, Thomas Greig.
The UK visa fee will now be required to be paid online only and not through any other mode(neither cash nor demand draft) from 16th December onwards this year.
Mode of paying online UK visa fee—For the information of the Indians aspiring to apply for getting a UK visa, it is being revealed that online UK visa fee payment can be done through credit cards/debit card or through e-wallet(or Skrill).
If you are an Indian and willing to pay online UK visa fee through e-wallet need to make an e-wallet account a few days before making an application for the UK visa. This will make sure that the requisite funds are there to be used for making an online payment.
An important point worth notable for the applicants making an online payment for the UK visa fee is that they will be getting a confirmation through email from WorldPay concerning payment for the UK visa fee done online.
And the applicants must remember to print such confirmation email and take it to the UK visa application center while submitting the UK visa application, confirmed the UK visa officials.
Moreover, other information including biometrics (digital photograph, fingerprints) and other documents will also be required to be submitted along with the UK visa application form.
Streamlined UK visa process—The latest initiative by the UK government is aimed to help make the process of UK visa more streamlined and in line with the international trends.
Speaking about the move, Greig said that the step is part of the ongoing efforts for ensuring best UK visa services to Indians while making the UK visa services modernized. UK visa fees will remain down by this latest initiative of the UK government since it will help in cutting costs in managing of UK visa operations, he affirmed.