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The UK Visa Procedure - Payment of Application Fee

Payment of the visa application fee is crucial. The artcile guides you the different ways to pay the application fee of Visa.

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You can pay your visa application fee at a Standard Chartered Bank (service charges don’t apply) or pay the fee in person when submitting the application at the visa office.

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Payment of the visa application fee is crucial. The fee itself is quite expensive (Rs. 26,050) for an average Indian student and it is non-refundable irrespective of you receiving or being refused a visa. So before paying for a visa make sure that you have all the documents prepared and you prepare yourself to ensure that the application fee spent is all worth it.
 

How to Apply for Visa Online and Pay the Fee?

To apply for a student visa, you must:
  • Fill and submit a visa application form online; and
  • Attend one of the visa application centres near to you
 
Visa application process involves submitting a filled application form online or in person with a fee accompanied by original documents and photocopies of educational proof, work proof, residential proof, identity proof and a test report for TB followed by an interview on appointment at the visa application centre. You need to first fill an online application on Visa4UK, make a note of the “GWF reference” application number upon receiving an email notification, take a print out of the application and sign the application.
 
You can pay your visa application fee of Rs. 26,050 at a Standard Chartered Bank (service charges don’t apply) or pay in person at the visa application centre when submitting the application at a Standard Chartered Bank facility with a service charge of Rs.260 (inclusive of taxes) or pay the fee at a national or a foreign bank (service charges apply) and receive a demand draft in favour of the 'The British High Commission'. Demand drafts drawn from co-operative banks are not accepted by the high commission.
 

Standard Chartered Bank

You can pay your fee at the Standard Chartered Bank branches listed by the Embassy with no service charge. Standard Chartered Bank will issue a demand draft in favour of the 'The British High Commission', payable in:
  • New Delhi for application in Northern or Eastern India 
  • Mumbai for application in Western India
  • Chennai for application in Southern India
 
The demand draft is valid for 3 months from the date of issue and you should submit your visa application within this 3-month period. You should attend the bank in person with your original passport and in the case of a family application; one applicant can visit the bank with the original passports of all the members applying for the visa.
 
The demand draft s crucial as it is to be submitted with the visa application and separate demand drafts are required for each visa application in case of a family application.
 

Demand Draft from a Nationalised or Foreign Bank

You can pay your fee by procuring a demand draft from a nationalised or a foreign bank.
The demand draft should be in favour of the 'The British High Commission', payable in:
  • New Delhi for application in Northern or Eastern India 
  • Mumbai for application in Western India
  • Chennai for application in Southern India
 
The demand draft s crucial as it is to be submitted with the visa application and separate demand drafts are required for each visa application in case of a family application. Demand drafts drawn from co-operative banks are not accepted by the high commission.
 

Payment at the Visa Application Centre

You can pay the visa fee at the visa application centre when you submit your visa application with a service charge of Rs.260 (inclusive of taxes). Standard Chartered Bank facilities are available in all visa application centres.
 
Also, you can read The UK Visa Procedure - 
 
To understand the complete process involved to stay, work and study without any pressure as an international student in the UK.
 

All the Best.

 
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