Visitor visa processing in Nigeria will now take 6 weeks, says UK

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Visitor visa processing in Nigeria will now take 6 weeks, says UK

The British High Commission in Nigeria yesterday said its visa and immigration process for applicants seeking to visit the United Kingdom will take six weeks.

British High Commission in Nigeria on its official Twitter handle issued by the UK Visas and Immigration office.

The UKVI office said that they are working on reducing the current processing time as quickly as possible.

The increase in processing time is due to unpredictable demand across all visa centres, a fallout of the impact of the Covid-19 pandemic and the global travel restrictions.

What the UK Visas and Immigration office is saying
The statement from the UKVI reads, ‘’Due to the ongoing impact of COVID-19 and global travel restrictions, UKVI is experiencing unpredictable demand across all visa routes.

Standard visitor visa applications are taking on an average of six weeks to process. UK Visas and Immigration are working to reduce the current processing time as quick as possible. You should bear this in mind when making travel arrangements.”

The UKVI advised applicants against unnecessary visits to the Visa Application Centres (VACs) unless they were invited, stating that applicants whose passports were ready for collection would be contacted by officials at the centre for pick up.

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