From 17th December 2012 all UK visa applicants in the Philippines will be required to pay for their visa online, in US Dollars, as part of the online application process using either a Visacard or Mastercard.
Other methods of payment will not be accepted from this date.
Once you have applied and paid for your visa online you will still need to visit the visa application centre to submit your documents and provide your biometrics (fingerprints and digital photograph).
Appointments to attend the visa application centre should be booked online when you are completing your online application form.
If you completed your online application form prior to 17th December 2012, you will still be able to pay for your visa application using one of the current methods of payment available until 13th January 2013. From 14th January 2013 only applications where the payment has been made online will be accepted.
UK Border Agency said that the integration of payment into the online system will provide a more streamlined visa application process for customers and is part of a wider move to allow almost all of their customers to apply and pay for their visas online by 2013/14.
For further information on how to apply for a visa in the Philippines, visit the UK Border Agency in the Philippines website.