How to Get a UK Visa

Applying for a UK visa is based on your home country and the type of visa you are trying to get Depending on your reason for going to the UK, there are different visas that you can apply for, visiting, studying, working and permanent residence.
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Applying for a UK visa is based on your home country and the type of visa you are trying to get Depending on your reason for going to the UK, there are different visas that you can apply for, visiting, studying, working and permanent residence. The most important requirement for a UK Visa, is an immigration passport valid for at least 30 days after intended stay in the UK.

Visa Requirements

  • Application Form – The UK visa form has to be filled online
  • One passport sized color photograph on white background. This must not be more than 6 months old (45mmx35mm wide)
  • Visa Fee
  • Letter of Invitation
  • Financial proof, original bank statement ( at least 6 months)
  • Details of hotel/flight bookings
  • If you are applying for a visa to stay in the UK for more than six months, you may need to be tested for tuberculosis before your application is accepted.
  • Other required documents

Visit the UK immigration visa requirements for more information.

 

How to Apply for UK Visa

Step 1: You can apply for your UK visa at Teleperformance – UK Application Centers in Lagos or Abuja. This company works in partnership with the UK Government for visas and immigration in Nigeria

Step 2: Visit the UK Immigration and visa website to find out the type of visa you should apply for. The UK Visa fee varies, see the application fees under the type of visa you want on the UK Visa and Immigration website.

Step 3: After you have filled the form online, you will be given the GWF number, you should take note of this number because you will need it later. You will also receive an email confirming your appointment date, the location and the required documents.

Step 4: Register your details on Teleperformance Website, after you have booked your appointment. If you don’t register, you will not be allowed to attend your appointment. You can also track your application on Teleperformance website after you have registered.

Step 5: To attend your appointment at UK Visa Application Centre, you are to bring the following:

  • Copies of your online application form and appointment confirmation
  • Passport and other required documents

After paying your visa fees, your photo and fingerprints biometrics will be done at the Application Centre.

Don’t be late for your appointment, make sure you arrive at the date and time stated on your confirmation email. If you are late, you will have to rebook your appointment.

Submission

Applicants can submit their passports and application requirements in Lagos and Abuja UK Application Center.

Visa Processing

Visa application processing can take four to six working days. However, some applications take more time especially those with special attention or history of refusal.

Collection

You are to come with your application checklist, original ID card and a photocopy of biodata page of passport

 

UK Visa Application Center Addresses

UK Visa Application Centre in Victoria Island, Lagos
1st Floor, Churchgate Tower 2
Plot PC31 Churchgate Street, Victoria Island, Lagos

UK Visa Application Centre in Ikeja, Lagos
TLS Contact Processing Services Ltd.
Etiebets Place, 21 Mobolaji Bank Anthony Way
Ikeja, Lagos

UK Visa Application Centre, Abuja.
TLS Contact Processing Services Ltd.
3rd floor El Yakub Plaza, Plot 1129
Zakariya Maimalari street, opp war college
Central Business Area, Abuja

UK Government for Visas & Immigration British High Commission, Lagos
Dangote House, Aguyi Ironsi Street Maitama District, Abuja

UK Government for Visas & Immigration British Deputy High Commission, Abuja
11 Walter Carrington Crescent, Victoria Island, Lagos