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Uk Visa Application in Nigeria, How to Apply for UK visa in Nigeria

UK VISA APPLICATION IN NIGERIA , HOW TO APPLY FOR UK VISA IN NIGERIA {Updated}

UK Visa Application In Nigeria ,  How To Apply For UK Visa In Nigeria {Updated}

 

UK ( Britain ) is one dream country many Nigerian would want to visit. Numerous opportunities abound there – employment opportunities, business trip, educational and many more. Aside these, many would also want to visit family members or friends while some see there as a holiday resort centre. Irrespective of the reason you would want to visit there, read the below steps to learn to process Uk Visa application in Nigeria and how to apply for UK visa in Nigeria .
Uk Visa Application in Nigeria, How to Apply for UK visa in Nigeria

TYPES OF UK VISA

Several types of this exist. If you wish to stay there for a long time, then you would apply for that but you have to give them a tangible reason for such. Below are the types of UK visas offered to people here in Nigeria.

Visitors visa: This type of visa is issued to people whose visit is for a short term for reasons like, business, visiting friends and family, holidays, seminars, workshops and conferences.
Student visa: this type of visa is issued for the purpose of study for a period of 3 years or more.
Transit visa: it’s issued when you are just passing through the country.
Official diplomatic visa: This is meant for Government officials and it usually short termed.

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VISA REQUIREMENTS

Before you can proceed with Uk visa application in Nigeria and be issued a UK visa, you need some if not all, depending on your purpose of visit and other factors. You would be told the documents to bring along, this is just for educational purpose.

  • A valid international passport.
  • If you are not a Nigerian, you need an evidence of permission to be in UK. E.g green card, residence permit, etc.
  • One passport-sized color photo on white background that isn’t more than 45mmx35m.
  • Visa fee.{ check your applicable Visa fees here }
  • Uk Visa Application form for Nigerian – This is the UK visa form, feel it here https://www.visa4uk.fco.gov.uk/
  • Letter of Invitation.
  • Original bank statement for at least 6 months.
  • Photocopy of passport data page.
  • Birth certificate for children travelling with
    parents.
  • Applicant travelling on official business needs to attach a letter of invitation/confirmation of training/conference, with details of the Company’s Authorised representative including physical address and phone numbers.
  • Utility bills.
  • Details of flight/hotel bookings.
  • If married, marriage certificate.
  • Document from sponsor / friend.

STEPS TO APPLY FOR A UK VISA IN NIGERIA

STEP 1

You need to know the type of visa you should apply and how much it would cost you, check that on the UK Immigration and visa site. Generally, the fee varies, depending on the type of visa and the other terms but a general visit visa is 141 US dollars. The price changes so try to find out. You should also book your appointment with the UK visa Application Centre.

Once you fill the form, a number known as the GWF would be given to you, keep it save as you would need it during the registration process. You will receive an email in it, would contain the appointment dasho location and the required documents to bring along with.you to the application centre.

STEP 2

you are required then to register your details at the Teleperformance website (www.ge2ng.tpcontact.co.uk/register) else, your appointment wouldn’t be honoured. Teleperformance is the UK application centre either in Abuja or Lagos. This company is in a partnership with UK to easy the application application process. You can also track your application here ones you had registered your details here.

STEP 3

On the day of your appointment, go early and don’t be late else, you will need to rebook an appointment so confirm the time and date from the email sent to you. Also, go with the required documents. After you had payed the fee, your biometric data would be collected. This also include children below the age of 5 now.

This submission is done between 8:30AM to 4:30PM weekdays except of course during holidays. After submission, It processing time usually takes 4 to 6 working days except in exceptional cases of crime or refusal history.

STEP 4: COLLECTION OF VISA

Usually, an SMS would be sent to you telling you your application had been sent to the UK Embassy for approval (on the submission date) and you would equally be notified when it had been sent back to the UK Application Centre for collection. Come with your application checklist, original ID and a photocopy of the data page of your passport between the ours of 10:00AM to 4:00PM weekdays for collection. They don’t allow third person collection except in cases of Government representatives, a parent
collecting for his/her child or collecting on behalf of the family if they applied together.

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UK VISA APPLICATION CENTRE ADRESSES IN NIGERIA

  • UK Visa Application Center Victoria
    Island, Lagos
    1st Floor, Churchgate Tower 2
    Plot PC31 Churchgate Street, Victoria Island,
    Lagos
  • UK Visa Application Center Ikeja,
    Lagos
    TLS Contact Processing Services Ltd.
    Etiebets Place, 21 Mobolaji Bank Anthony
    Way
    Ikeja, Lagos
  • UK Visa Application Center, Abuja.
    TLS Contact Processing Services Ltd.
    3rd floor El Yakub Plaza, Plot 1129
    Zakariya Maimalari street, opp war college
    Central Business Area, Abuja
  • UK Government for Visas &
    Immigration British High
    Commission, Lagos
    Dangote House, Aguyi Ironsi Street Maitama
    District, Abuja
  • UK Government for Visas &
    Immigration British Deputy High
    Commission, Abuja
    11 Walter Carrington Crescent, Victoria Island,
    Lagos

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