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Important:
Prior to sending any documentation to UKVI, applicants are strongly advised to make sure that the courier company they are planning to use will deliver to Post Office (PO) Box addresses in the UK.
Please note Parcelforce will not deliver to a UK P O Box address, and that supporting documents sent through them are liable to be destroyed.

Currency rate of exchange on immigration applications

New changes are being introduced on how the Home Office calculates exchange rates for overseas visa applications. The new policy, which will benefit customers, will use a new set of exchange rates where payments for UK Visa and Immigration Services are taken in cash or by a bank card in a currency other than Sterling.

The new Home Office Exchange Rate Policy will provide a fairer and more transparent service to customers and will allow them to calculate in advance the cost of their visa application. The exchange rates will be reviewed on a fortnightly basis.

This change will come into effect on 2 October 2017.

Full details of the Home Office Exchange Rate Policy is available at www.gov.uk/government/publications/exchange-rate-policy

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