Mandatory online payments for UK visa applications in Singapore

UK Border Agency reported that from 16th January 2012 all UK visa applicants in Singapore will be required to pay for their visa online as part of the online application process using either a Visa card or MasterCard. In addition to credit cards, this includes debit cards and pre-paid cards, bearing the Visa and MasterCard logos. Other methods of payment will not be accepted from this date.

Once you have applied and paid for your visa online you will still need to visit the visa application centre to submit your documents and provide your biometrics (fingerprints and digital photograph). Appointments to attend the visa application centre should be booked online on completion of the online application form.

The integration of payment into the online system will provide a more streamlined visa application process and is part of a wider move to allow almost all applicants to apply and pay for visas online by 2013/14.