From 16 January 2012, all UK visa applicants in Brunei will be required to pay for their visa online, as part of the online application process using either a Visa card or Mastercard.
In addition to credit cards, this includes debit cards and pre-paid cards, bearing the Visa and Mastercard logos. The Border Force made it clear: `Other methods of payment will not be accepted from this date’.
The UK Border Agency said: `Once customers have applied and paid for their visa online they will still need to visit the British High Commission to submit their documents and provide their biometrics — fingerprints and digital photograph. Appointments to attend the British High Commission should be booked online on completion of the online application form.
`The online payments will provide a more streamlined visa application process for customers and is part of a wider move to allow almost all of our customers to apply and pay for their visas online by 2013-14’.