UK Visa Application in Nigeria, Fees and Requirements

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The United Kingdom is a sovereign country that represents England, Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland. The country’s population is estimated to be around 66 million in 2019. It’s a good place to visit for vacation, work or do business.

With the present state of our dear country Nigeria, many citizens are searching for greener pastures elsewhere. One of the most popular places in the United Kingdom. You’ll need a visa before you can be granted access to the United Kingdom. In today’s article, we have put together extensively all you need to know about UK visa application in Nigeria, which includes the requirements and fees.

Types of UK Visas in Nigeria

There are many types of visas for those seeking to enter the United Kingdom. What are you going to do in the country? Going for visitation, work, business? Below are the types of UK visas available.

Business Visa

This visa has a processing time of 15 to 90 days. The duration of stay is 6 or fewer months. It is also known as ‘Tier 1 Visa’ and divided into five categories; General, Investors, Entrepreneur, Graduate Entrepreneur, and Exceptional Talent.

Work Visa

The work visa has a processing time of 15 to 90 days and the duration of stay is based on your intended work in the country. The Work Visa can either be a Tier 2 or Tier 5. People who are offered a skilled job in the UK belong to Tier 2. While people who are offered a job in a government authorized program belongs to Tier 5.

Student Visa

Probably the most popular visa for Nigerians. The student visa processing time is between 15 and 90 days. And you’re allowed to stay in the country for the length of your school program. This visa is also known as ‘Tier 4 Visa’.

Family Visa

This visa takes up to 15 – 90 days of processing time. And has a duration of stay between 3 and 6 months.

Visit Visa

The visa can be processed within 15 to 90 days. And comes with a 6 months duration of stay.

UK Visa General Requirements

Before applying for a UK Visa, ensure you can understand, speak and communicate fluently in British English language. The following are the requirements needed for your UK Visa irrespective of the Visa type;

  1. A UK visa application form
  2. An International Valid Passport, and travel document valid for at least 30 days after the expiry of your visa. Please make sure your passport has a minimum of two unstamped pages for entry and departure.
  3. An original receipt as proof of the UK visa application fee payment.
  4. A coloured passport with white background with dimensions of 29 mm x 34 mm.
  5. Financial documents e.g. bank statement, proof of earnings or that of a guardian in the UK with sufficient resources.

UK Visa Fees In Nigeria

  1. Short-term up to 6 months, single or multiple entry standard visitor visa – NGN 46,650 ($129)
  2. 2-year standard visitor visa – NGN 177,922 ($492)
  3. Longer-term 5-year standard visitor visa fee – NGN 322,574 ($892)
  4. UK 10 years visitor visa fee – NGN 405,026 ($1,120)
  5. Visiting academic – more than 6 months but less than 12 months – NGN 93,662 ($259)
  6. Marriage visitor visa – NGN 46,650 ($129)
  7. Permitted paid engagement visa – NGN 46,650 ($129)
  8. Private medical treatment – up to 11 months – NGN 93,662 ($259)
  9. Short-term Child Visitor Visa Fee (up to 6 months, single or multiple entry) – NGN 46,650 ($129)
  10. Longer-term Child Visitor Visa (valid for up to 2 years) – NGN 177,922 ($492)
  11. Longer-term Child Visitor Visa (valid for up to 5 years) – NGN 322,574 ($892)
  12. Longer-term Child Visitor Visa (valid for up to 10 years) – NGN 405,026 ( $1,120)
  13. UK Tourist Visa Fee Nigeria 2019 – NGN 46,650 ($129)
  14. Short-term study – (up to 6 months) – NGN 47,735 ($132)
  15. Short-term study – (up to 11 months) – NGN 91,492 ($253)
  16. Parent of a Tier 4 child visa (up to 12 months) – NGN 254,226 ($703)
  17. Tier 4 (General) student visa – Main applicant and dependants – NGN 171,413 ($474)
  18. Tier 1 investor – main applicant and dependants – NGN 799,564 ($2,211)
  19. Tier 1 entrepreneur – main applicant and each dependant – NGN 503,027 ($1,39)
  20. Tier 1 entrepreneur – main applicant (CESC) – NGN 475,905 ($1,316)
  21. Tier 1 graduate entrepreneur – apply (outside the UK) main applicant and dependants – NGN 178,645 ( $494)
  22. Tier 1 graduate entrepreneur – main applicant (CESC) – NGN 151,885 ($420)
  23. Tier 1 exceptional talent -Stage 1 – endorsement application – main applicant – NGN 224,572 ($621)
  24. Tier 1 exceptional talent Stage 2 – entry clearance application (CESC) – NGN 47,735 ($132)
  25. Tier 1 exceptional talent Stage 2 – entry clearance application – main applicant – NGN 74,857 ($207)
  26. Tier 1 exceptional talent – subsequent applications – 299,430 ($828)
  27. Tier 1 exceptional talent – subsequent applications (CESC) – NGN 272,307 ($753)
  28. Tier 1 exceptional talent – dependants – NGN 299,430 ($828)
  29. Tier 1 (General) – dependants only – NGN 503,027 ($1,391)
  30. Tier 1 Post Study Work – dependants only – NGN 297,621 ($823)
  31. Tier 2 (Intra-Company Transfer) – Short-Term Staff dependants only – NGN 237,591 ($657)
  32. Tier 2 (Intra-Company Transfer) – Graduate Trainee – main applicant and dependants – NGN 237,591 ($657)
  33. Tier 2 (Intra-Company Transfer) – Graduate Trainee – main applicant (CESC) – NGN 210,469 ($582)
  34. Tier 5 (Temporary Worker – Charity Worker) – main applicant and any dependents – NGN 120,061 ($332)
  35. Tier 5 (Temporary Worker – Charity Worker) – main applicant (CESC) – NGN 92,939 ($257)
  36. Tier 5 (Temporary Worker – Creative and sporting) – main applicant and any dependents – NGN 120,061 ($332)

UK Embassies in Nigeria

For more information about the UK Visa application, visit any of their two designated offices in Nigeria. This is where you’re most likely going to get first-hand information.

Abuja Embassy

Address: British High Commission in Abuja, Nigeria. 19 Torrens Close, Off Mississippi Street. Off Shehu Shagari Way (North), Maitama. Abuja.

Visa section:
Dangote House, Aguyi Ironsi Street
Maitama District
Abuja.

Telephone: (+234) (9) 462 2200
Fax: (+234) (9) 462 2263
Email: [email protected]

Lagos Embassy

Address: British Deputy High Commission. 11 Walter Carrington Crescent, Victoria Island. Lagos, Nigeria

Telephone: +234-1-2770780
+234-1-2770781
+234-1-2770782
Email: [email protected]

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