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UK Visa Application in Nigeria: Important Facts You Should Know by Scapoos(m) : 8:16 am On Apr 17
Are you going to the United Kingdom to study or for a business trip? Without a doubt, our review will be useful for you. In our post, we will tell you everything you should know about UK visa application in Nigeria: fees, form, tracking, requirements. Read only the verified information.
Visa is not a barrier on the way to a trip, but just a small step to the beginning of a great journey or a new life!
How to apply for UK visa?
UK visa application in Nigeria
If you want to make application for UK visa you should do the next four steps:
1. Make your UK visa application
You can do it online. For this purpose, you need to create your account and write in the UK visa application form on the official website https://visas-immigration.service.gov.uk. If you are not active within twenty-five minutes, you come out of online form automatically.
Note: You can use the following link if you are not able to apply online for some reason www.gov.uk/government/collections/uk-visa-forms#forms-for-a-visa-to-come-to-the-uk. Here you can find all application forms and print them.
You have to pay a visa fee online. The amount depends on the visa type (we’ll give you some details a little later.)
2. Print out your application form
3. Visit the appropriate visa application center
For this purpose, you should book the date and time of the meeting and interview beforehand. Do not be late for an appointment.
In Nigeria there are three centers:
For more details concerning UK visa centers in Nigeria and their activities see https://uk.tlscontact.com/ng.
Besides, going to the appointment at the visa center take accompanying documents (originals and copies) for your visa. All the copies should be made on A4 and have good quality. Moreover, at the meeting in visa center, your biometric data will be taken too. After your appointment with visa center, your visa fee is not returned.
You can track your application by checking your email and account on the website of your visa center.
UK visa requirements
You can check the full list of required accompanying documents through this link https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/visitor-visa-guide-to-supporting-documents
Other required data
You are also going to need to provide the following information:
Besides, you may be asked about:
Keep in mind: You must have a tuberculosis test if you are going to the UK for more than six months. The certificate confirming that you are healthy should be added to the other accompanying documents.
UK visa fees
The cost of UK visa depends on the type of visa.
Visit visa category
Standard Visitor visa fees
Studies for short period
Visitors for business
Particular visitors – parents of schoolchildren
Particular visitors – children visitors
Diplomatic or official visitor
Visitors of course F
We indicated only the widest spread visa fees of visit category in our review. The other visa categories are
Point based system, Tier 4 (Study)
Point based system, Tier 1
Point based system, Tier 5
Joint family category
For the details regarding all kinds of visa fees see the next link https://visa-fees.homeoffice.gov.uk/y/nigeria/usd.
The processing time for UK visa application in Nigeria is usually 15 working days. Applications for certain types of visas are considered for 30 days or even 60 or 120 days. The time of processing may depend on various factors.
As you see, it isn’t difficult to apply for UK visa in Nigeria. You should follow all the instructions available on official websites dealing with UK visa application in good faith. If you carefully fill in the application form online and collect all the necessary documents, you will get a chance to fulfill your dream.
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