News story: Changes to user pays visa application centres on 1 September 2015

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By HM Government

Updated: Added translation

From 1 September, applicants will pay a £52 fee to use the application centre, in addition to their visa application fee.

The fee will apply at all user pays centres and is a reduction from what is currently charged at existing user pays centres in nearly 100 other locations.

The affected visa application centres are:

  • Al Khobar, Saudi Arabia
  • Jalandhar, India
  • Osaka, Japan
  • Jinan, China*
  • Izmir, Turkey
  • Rostov, Russia
  • Dusseldorf, Germany
  • Zurich, Switzerland
  • Madrid, Spain
  • Rome, Italy
  • Warsaw, Poland

*Jinan will convert to a user pays centre on 1 October.

The £52 fee only covers the cost of operating application centres in these locations and ensures that customers do not have to travel long distances, or to another country, to apply for a visa.

The fee will apply to all applications submitted and paid for after midnight (UK time) on 1 September.

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