The UK visa is one of the most sought after by Nigerians, Africans and the world at large as it was considered a top tier type of visa and the UK as a home to all.
The four countries of England, Scotland, Wales, and Northern Ireland make up the United Kingdom (UK). It is an island country in the northwest of Europe. The UK welcomes roughly 30,000 visitors each year. One of the most popular tourist locations is it.
Requirements For UK Visa in Nigeria
Below are the necessary documents to apply for the UK Tourist visa
Scanned copy of International passport bio-data page
Confirmed hotel reservation
Bank statement: You are required to present a six months bank statement, and request for its reference letter if you own a corporate account.
Tax Clearance: If you are self employed
CAC: If you are self-employed, your business registration document
Introduction Letter: This letter addressed to the UK Embassy has to define your person and purpose of travel
Invitation Letter: this is the highlight of the purpose of travel. Your host is expected to provide a copy of his/her data page or resident permit.
How To Apply For a UK Visa from Nigeria
In order to transmit your application, you must follow this step by step process. So, here is how to apply for a UK visa from Nigeria.
Firstly, visit the UK official website at GOV.UK, to create a user account.
Click on the Visa and Immigration link and;
Click on the Visit the UK link.
Select Standard Visitor Visa. Standard Visitor visa covers for leisure (holiday or to see your family and friends), business (take part in sports, conference or creative events), and other reasons like private medical treatment.
You must fill out the application. Ensure you input a valid email address where a link to your application can be sent to, in case you need to continue at a later time.
Pay the visa fee ($151 for a 6 month UK visa. It is subject to change). You need to acknowledge the information you have put in so far so that you can proceed to the payment section.
Finally, when you make the payment, it redirects to the TLSContact portal where you can book an appointment for biometric. In the drop-down menu, select where you prefer to take your biometric. You have 3 options, Abuja, Ikeja, and Victoria Island. Once you have chosen a location, you cannot undo this process again. Please note that Victoria Island center is more expensive due to tax and other associated costs.
Please note that when selecting appointment dates, do not select 9 am and 12 am as they are reserved for prime time (24hr) applicants, except you want the service. So when you get an appointment date sends to you via email, you must print it out, and download a checklist that is available to you on the portal.
Let’s show you how to apply for a UK visa from Nigeria by illustration so that you can get a better understanding it.
UK Visa Fees In Nigeria
Here is the list of visa fees in Nigeria. Please note that the UK visa fees are subject to changes.
6 Month UK Visa
2 Years UK Visa
5 Years UK Visa
10 Years UK Visa
UK Student Visa
How To Submit Documents For UK Visa Application
Ther are two available options made possible
Self-service: You have the option the upload your documents yourself, as long as the supporting documents can be copied digitally and have adequate knowledge to go by it.
Assisted Service: This is also known as scanning fee, and it has a fee. This allows for your documents upload process to be assisted by officers at the TLS Contact center.
Finally, you must go for biometric and submission on the date you chose while booking your appointment at TLS Contact Centre. You can reschedule your appointment a day before your assigned date.
Requirements For UK Visa
International passport with at least 2 pages for visa stamp and 6 months validity before expiry.
Proof of payment for visa fee
Receipts of every payments made including priority (if requested)
Copy of your appointment confirmation and supporting documents.
If you have uploaded your documents online via the self-service option, you do not need to bring them to the submission center). You arrive in this situation with document submission confirmation
How Long To Apply For UK Visa
After submission, processing takes between 15 and 21 business days. As soon as it’s available for pickup, you’ll receive an email or SMS notification. Sometimes, there may be delay before you get notified as every document submitted are always scrutinized, so worry not.
UK Visa Application Centers in Nigeria
Ikeja: Ground & First Floors, Etiebets Place, 21 Mobolaji Bank Anthony Way, Lagos.
Victoria Island: Ground Floor, Ivie House, 4/6 Ajose Adeogun Street, Victoria Island, Lagos, Nigeria.
Third floor, El-Yakub Building, Plot 1129 Zakariya Maimalari Street, Central Business District.
Uk Visa Agent In Nigeria
We understand the shortcomings of DIY (Do It Yourself) because of lack of experience and adequate information in handling such application. If you need us to provide assistance with your UK visa application in Nigeria, you can apply here.