The British High Commission has said it is not compulsory for Nigerians to own a dollar account in order to pay for a UK visa.
They said this in a statement by their Communications Manager, Mr. Wale Adebajo, on Tuesday.
The high commission said, “The British High Commission would like to clarify the issue of on-line visa payments, which has recently been the subject of news reports.
“Earlier this month, the UK introduced compulsory on-line payments for visas and announced that the cost of those visas would be denominated in US dollars. This is purely an accounting measure.
“As before, Nigerians with a Naira credit or debit card can pay for visas using their Naira account.
Although the visa fee will be denominated in dollars, the payment will be deducted from their account in Naira. There is no need for anyone to have a dollar account.”