I would like to complete the income and expenditure section on my visa application in GBP.

What exchange rate should I use when converting from Nigerian Naira? I hear Oanda is correct but I am unsure.

Further, how do I indicate on the application the rate that I used?

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You can use any exchange rate service, but they like it if you use oanda.com because they get trained on that one for T1 and T2 applications.

Since Sterling is taking a caning right now, you would do a little better by picking today's closing rate, 70p to the dollar and use it for all your evidence going back 3 to 6 months. For Naira that would be 35p per 100 Naira They are not going to make a big deal about it as long as you don't go cherry picking through historical rates. The rate is not as important for visitor applications as it is for PBS and settlement applications.

For representation, you can use the remarks section and add a statement like...

A Sterling conversion rate of xxxx has been used. This was the closing rate on xx/xx/xx per the internet Oanda service.

  • Do I need to include an oanda printout for the said date as proof as its done for T2 visas or its unnecessary.
    – AdeK
    Jun 15, 2016 at 2:31
  • No. Overkill. They will know if your rate is in the right ballpark.
    – Gayot Fow
    Jun 15, 2016 at 2:35
  • OK...One more question.I used visa4uk website for the application but a friend says I should have used the one on gov.UK for the application..which one is the right one.this is my first time.
    – AdeK
    Jun 15, 2016 at 2:40
  • the visa4uk is the right form
    – Gayot Fow
    Jun 15, 2016 at 2:47
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