I am applying for UK Visa and for the accommodation I have confirmed the reservation of a hotel through bookings.com. I also received an email regarding the same, under PAY AT THE HOTEL option.

I would like to know if this is enough for the visa application or do I have to make the payment and show the receipt?

  • @jcaron this question can be answered generally without all that information. Nandana, have you read the guidance? What did it say? – phoog Apr 15 '16 at 14:18

You should not submit a hotel booking with your application.

Section 4: documents you should not send unless specifically requested

This page provides guidance on the types of documents that are not required to consider your application.

  • if you are applying as a family/group you do not need to provide multiple copies of the same documents
  • bank statements or letters issued more than 1 year before the date of application
  • driving licence
  • photographs (other than passport photographs required in section 1)
  • notarial certificates
  • business cards
  • hotel bookings
  • flight bookings
  • photocopies of bank cards
  • credit card statements
  • certificates relating to leisure activities
  • evidence of car ownership
  • travel insurance
  • sponsor’s utility bills
  • sponsor’s council tax bills
  • educational certificates (unless specifically listed in section 3)

Emphasis added.

Source: https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/visitor-visa-guide-to-supporting-documents

Since you should not send a hotel booking, you certainly should not send evidence that you've already paid for your room. You are advised against paying, or making a nonrefundable reservation, because of the possibility that your visa application will be refused.

  • 1
    +1, bookmarked so future questions can be hammered in favour of this answer, thanks – Gayot Fow Apr 15 '16 at 15:23

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