The British High Commission in Nigeria on Wednesday announced a new visa regime application whereby applicants for United Kingdom visa would be paying online in U.S. dollars.
In a statement signed by its Press and Public Affairs Officer, Mr. Rob Fitzpatrick, the commission said that the new system would begin on December 16.
“From December 16 2013 all applications for a UK visa must be completed using our online application system and paid for online in US dollars. Payment can be made using Verve debit card, Visa or MasterCard credit or debit cards or the e-wallet PAGA.
“The move to online application and payments will deliver a streamlined application process and is consistent with a wider global trend to online transactions and payments.
“It meets the requirements of the UK Government’s Digital by Default initiative and will help cut costs in the management of the visas operation, which in turn helps to keep visa fees down,” it added.