Are you willing to have a trip to the United Kingdom? If yes, then this is an opportunity to have your dream come to reality. This is a guide on how to apply for UK visa from Nigeria. Read through this post and get the full gist.
There are numerous requirements needed for this trip and start your visa application process to UK. Firstly, you have to know the various types of UK visas and the one appropriate for your trip to UK. You can apply online here.
Types of UK Visas and their Differences
- Standard visitor visa (for tourists)
- Short term study visa
- Parent of a Tier-4 child visa
- Permitted paid engagement visa
- Marriage visitor visa
For long visit to UK, you will need the following types of visa
- Students visas (duration of 3 years) – aim of studying in UK
- Diplomatic visas for formal assignments and government officials
There are three types of visas for students
- Students within the age of 16 years wishing to study in UK will get a Tier 4 (General) student visa
- Students intending to study for less than 6 months will get short-term study visa.
- Tier 4 (Child) student visa for students between 4 – 16 years.
Requirements for UK visa application from
- An appropriate visa fee
- A valid ECOWAS travel passport
- Complete and fill the UK visa application form online
- Recent coloured passport photograph with a white background 35mm x 45mm dimension
People traveling with the sole purpose of business or any official government or non-government duties should attach these documents
- Contact phone numbers of your company
- Invitation letter
- Detailed authorization of the company representative
- Home Address
How to apply for UK Visa from Nigeria
- Fill form online for work and study or other type of visa here and submit required forms at UK visa application centres in Lagos and Abuja.
- When done with the first step, go here to know your visa type. The application fee differs based on the type of visa applying for.
- You will be given a GWF number at the completion of the two steps above after which a confirmation mail will be sent to your Email address that will contain the location of your appointment with the UK visa application centre and required documents to be submitted.
- Attend the appointment with the UK visa application centre with all necessary documents sent to you through Email.
N/B: Visa application can last for 4 – 6 days or even more as case maybe.
UK Visa Application Centre in Nigeria
Ground and 1st Floors, Etiebets Place 21 Mobolaji Bank Anthony Way, Ikeja, Lagos, Nigeria
3rd Floor, El-Yakubu Building beside Metro Plaza, plot 1129 Zakariya Maimalari Street, Central Business District Abuja Nigeria.
Working hours for all centres – 8:30am – 3:00pm Monday – Friday