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UK Visa help: Additional Fees for Geneva Centre

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I want to apply for UK visit visa, on the online application, there are two centres for Switzerland to apply: Geneva & Zurich. And I try to choose Geneva, System says "Please note there is an additional fee to use the Visa Application Centre you have chosen. This fee will be added to your visa fee during the payment process for this application."

If anyone knows how much this additional fee would be? As i am near to Geneva and would prefer going there, but if Fees is reasonably high, i would prefer going to Zurich then.

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Re: UK Visa help: Additional Fees for Geneva Centre

I tried searching a lot, couldnt get any info, not even at the visa centre webpage, thats why posted question here.
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Re: UK Visa help: Additional Fees for Geneva Centre

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Hello!

I want to apply for UK visit visa, on the online application, there are two centres for Switzerland to apply: Geneva & Zurich.
As you are near to Geneva, it makes sense to file an application there (there might also be a clause that those in Suisse Romande should use the Geneva centre).

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"Please note there is an additional fee to use the Visa Application Centre you have chosen. This fee will be added to your visa fee during the payment process for this application."

If anyone knows how much this additional fee would be? As i am near to Geneva and would prefer going there, but if Fees is reasonably high, i would prefer going to Zurich then.
The fees are very likely to be a flat rate for both centres. This is, I believe, to also cover for the outsourcing of the visa application process to another agency. The visa application fee + additional fee was around CHF 230 in the past.

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Re: UK Visa help: Additional Fees for Geneva Centre

I spent a few minutes trying to suss this out and came away thinking that the UK has made visa issuance a real profit centre. To be taken as Very Serious Person you have to apply for Super Priority service in Paris and pay €792 extra http://www.ge2fr.tpcontact.co.uk/sit...is%20FINAL.pdf and that's after paying perhaps thousands of pounds even for a small family.

I decided the only way to get an answer was to actually start the application process, and then change to the other site. I do remember that many consular offices in Geneva discourage non-diplomatic applications (the USA wouldn't accept them at all there, I seem to remember).

Cheaper, I think, in the long run to get one of those "economic citizenships", say in Cyprus or Malta.

No wonder the Swiss consulates in the USA are doing a super business in facilitated naturalisation, although perhaps that's also a matter of the new, more restrictive law coming into force next year. (Anybody with an Irish or Italian or Greek grandparent is home free as well, I think. And Spain and Portugal have concessions too, latterly for Sephardi. Then there are descendants of political and religious pre-War expatriates from Germany and Austria.)

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Re: UK Visa help: Additional Fees for Geneva Centre

Hi

Just sharing my experience for future applicants: Visitor Visa application fee at Geneva centre is ~209 Euro and at Zurich it is 121 Euros.

Cheers!

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