UK adopts new visa application process for Nigerians

Nigeria passport [Photo credit: today.ng]
Nigeria passport [Photo credit: today.ng]

The UK Embassy in Nigeria has adopted a new visa application process, the British High Commission said on Friday in a statement.

The spokesperson of the commission, Joe Abuku, described the new process as a slight change in which “Visa staff now only need electronic versions of support documents.”

The new process, which takes effect from December 5 for customers applying for a UK visa in Lagos, Victoria Island and Ikeja, would bring applicants benefits from digital improvements to the UK visa application process.

“TLSContact (responsible for UK Visa Application Centres in Nigeria) will scan your supporting documents whilst you’re at the visa application centre, and then return your original documents to you,” the statement said.

“They will then send these (electronic) documents to UKVI, with your passport and application form, and visa officers will consider your application in the usual way.

In order to avoid delays in the visa application centre, the Commission requested applicants to ensure they complied with requirement to provide all documents in A4 size, while any other documents smaller or larger than A4 should be photocopied onto A4 sized paper.

While advising all customers to remove any clips or pins from documents before submitting their application, the Commission warned that any torn, crumpled or heavily creased documents, which is difficult to photocopy, should be photocopied onto A4 sized paper before submitted, as they can’t be scanned in this condition.


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  • KBE

    Nonsense. Instead of wasting scarce resources to travel to U.K. why don’t you invest it in something profitable here? Only those executives and politicians that have excess should patronize U.K. embassy. What is special about the poverty stricken nation struggling to survive? Nigerian need to stop all this rush for a visa designed to rake resources for a country in famine. You can imagine the repeated warnings.

    • Otile

      My friend UK cares for her citizens and residents, Nigeria does.

  • kk bobeks

    We all know ones African person gets his /her visa to UK or Europe 99 percent will never return to Africa we Europe don’t need this shit stay in Africa !!!