From now on, when you book your premium appointment online for UK visa, you will need to then call the immigration enquiry bureau by 3pm on the next working day to pay an appointment fee of £100 per applicant in order to confirm your appointment.
If you do not make payment within this timescale, your appointment will be cancelled.
The £100 fee is not an additional fee and was part of the newly revised £375 fee for premium service appointments which was announced on 25th February. You will pay the remaining balance at the public enquiry office on the day of your appointment.
You can cancel or reschedule your appointment in the normal way through your online account. If you cancel your appointment with five or less working days’ notice, or if you fail to attend your appointment, your £100 fee will not be refunded.
The Home Office said they intend to implement a fully automated pre-payment system that will collect all fees upfront.
Further details on the new process can be found on the UK Border Agency’s premium service page.