From 1 September, applicants will pay a £52 fee to use the application centre, in addition to their visa application fee.
The fee will apply at all user pays centres and is a reduction from what is currently charged at existing user pays centres in nearly 100 other locations.
The affected visa application centres are:
- Al Khobar, Saudi Arabia
- Jalandhar, India
- Osaka, Japan
- Jinan, China*
- Izmir, Turkey
- Rostov, Russia
- Dusseldorf, Germany
- Zurich, Switzerland
- Madrid, Spain
- Rome, Italy
- Warsaw, Poland
*Jinan will convert to a user pays centre on 1 October.
The £52 fee only covers the cost of operating application centres in these locations and ensures that customers do not have to travel long distances, or to another country, to apply for a visa.
The fee will apply to all applications submitted and paid for after midnight (UK time) on 1 September.