This was published under the 2010 to 2015 Conservative and Liberal Democrat coalition government
6 December 2013: All applications for a UK visa made in Romania must be completed and paid for online from 16 December 2013.
From 16 December 2013 all applications for a UK visa must be completed and paid for using our online application and payment system before going to the visa application centre in Bucharest to submit a printed copy of the application form and biometric data (fingerprints and photograph). Appointments to submit applications at the visa application centre must be booked online when completing the online application form.
Payment can be made online using Visa or MasterCard debit or credit cards (including pre-paid cards) or via a Skrill eWalett. Please ensure the payment method has sufficient funds available before attempting application and payment.
The visa application centre in Bucharest will only accept applications from those who have applied and booked an appointment online. A ‘drop in’ service at the visa application centre will only be available to genuine emergency/time sensitive cases.
This is part of a wider change to allow almost all our customers to apply and pay for their visas online by 2013/14.