UK visa applications from India and other countries must be made online after 5 March

UK immigration has announced that from 5 March 2012 applicants from more Countries will need to make the initial stage of their UK visa application online. This change was made in order to make the visa process more efficient.

From 5 March 2012, all UK Visa applicants in the following countries will be required to submit and pay for their visa online as part of the revised UK visa application process:
  • India
  • Papua New Guinea
  • Fiji
All UK visa applications will need to be submitted using UK immigration's online application system and paid for online. You will still need to visit your respective UK visa application centre to submit any necessary supporting documentation and biometric information. Appointments for attending the visa application centre can be booked online following completion of the online application process.

Moving the application process online is part of UK immigration's efforts to streamline the visa application process. The UK Border Agency hopes to have all visa applicants apply and pay for their visas online by 2013-14.

If you are interested in studying in the UK you can apply for a Tier 4 visa after your confirmation of acceptance for studies from an UK university. If you are looking to immigrate to the UK to work you can apply for a Tier 2 visa if you are sponsored by an UK employer to fill a position that cannot be filled by a settled worker or to fill a position on the Shortage Occupation List.

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