This was published under the 2010 to 2015 Conservative and Liberal Democrat coalition government
From 27 January 2014 payment for visa applications can only be made online using Visa or MasterCard debit or credit cards; prepaid e-wallets or the Skrill digital wallet. Please ensure the payment method has sufficient funds available before attempting application and payment. If you need to create a digital wallet account please ensure you do this a few days before attempting application and payment to ensure that the funds will be available to use during the application. All applications for a UK visa must be completed and paid for using our online application and payment system before coming to the visa section at the Embassy 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.