Nigerians to pay UK Visa application fee online ...in dollars!
In a statement signed by its Press and Public Affairs Officer, Rob Fitzpatrick, the commission stated that the new system would begin on December 16.
“From December 16, all applications for UK visa must be completed using our online application system and paid for online in US dollars. Payment can be made using a Verve debit card, Visa or MasterCard credit or debit cards or the e-wallet PAGA," Fitzpatrick added in the statement.He stated that the move for online application and payment would deliver a streamlined process, adding that it was consistent with a wider global trend to online transactions and payments.
The commission explained further that that the new system had met the requirements of the UK Government’s Digital by Default Initiative, expressing optimism that the system would cut cost in the management of visa operation as well as help to reduce visa fees.
The commission added that the system would be safer for customers as it would reduce the risk of handling large sums.