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Online payment to become mandatory for Thailand

From 16 December 2013 all UK visa applicants in Thailand will be required to pay for their visa online as part of the online application process.

This was published under the 2010 to 2015 Conservative and Liberal Democrat coalition government

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Payment can be made using Visa or MasterCard debit or credit cards. Please ensure your card has sufficient funds available before attempting application and payment. Other methods of payment will not be accepted from this date.

Once customers have applied and paid for their visa online they will still need to visit the visa application centre to submit their documents and provide their 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 application system will provide a more streamlined visa application process and is part of a wider change to allow almost all our customers to apply and pay for their visas online by 2013/14.

Further information

For information on whether you require a visa for the United Kingdom and how to apply go to the UK Border Agency website

Published 3 December 2013