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Increase in Visa Fees

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Increase in Visa Fees

I have just seen this on the VFS website. I can't believe the hike in the cost of a visa!! It is now £82 for a tourist visa plus VFS charge of £10.20 makes a total cost of £92.20!!!!

Whatever next?!!

in.vfsglobal.co.uk/touristvisa_fees.html

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1. Re: Increase in Visa Fees

Well, that'll help tourism then!

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Why not shoot themselves in the other foot and cripple tourism altogether !!!!

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omg i have not even got mine yet and was about to do it today

any reason for the rise in price

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I couldnt believe it either Igirl - thought had misread the info.

That means with postage/delivery charges will be over £100 per person - cant see many families paying several hundred pounds on top of holiday costs to visit India next season.

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I'll have to go and live in Jamaica then!.

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That is really quite a shocking increase.

I know the actual visa fee has been £30 for many years and after the outsourcing to VFS it was £42.20 but the increase to £92.20 is almost double.

Well spotted, Igirl.

They haven't really given people much notice at all - announced 11th Jan and effective from 17th Jan.

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Just sent ours of last week £42.20 got them back this week , if it has gone to that price plus the return envelope its going to cost nearly £100pp a visa,

alot of people wont pay that,

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8. Re: Increase in Visa Fees

Well I think that may be the final nail in the coffin for some>

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9. Re: Increase in Visa Fees

I know Prettypollycat! I was looking for something else on the VFS site and this was on the first page! I had to read it several times to make sure I was not seeing things!! It seems the increase is only for UK citizens as the other countries are still £42.20. This is going to cause a ruckus!!!

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10. Re: Increase in Visa Fees

polly,, the way its looking and been looking for a BIT now, the indian gov not to,bothered if we come or not,,,