How to Renew UK Visa in Nigeria: Requirement and Guidelines.
Renew UK Visa in Nigeria… Applying for a new visa means you already had visa. The renewal process is just as intense as applying the first time. The UK government makes sure the strict guidelines for visitors intending to apply for visa. This is because illegal immigrants are increasing daily.
This is the reason why the application form has to be filled properly and void of mistakes that may lead to the decline of the application which would turn out to be a waste of time and resources.
In hopes of preventing the denial of visa, this article is written to ensure you pass through the procedure without interruption. The different categories of visitors’ visa will be listed here which is the first step in the application process.
The same old agonizing and stressful arrangements and schedules but you could actually make it fun even as you go through the steps again.
I don’t need to start speaking of the type of visas you should get hold of because by now, it is expected that you have a full knowledge of the type of visa you’ll be requiring. VISITOR VISA: self explanatory
STUDENT VISA: if you are going there to pursue an intended course of study.
TOURIST VISA: if you are travelling to UK for tourism
BUSINESS VISA: If you are traveling on a business trip. You will need to attach documents explaining the type of business and address of company you’ll be working with.
This categorizes those visiting family members or a friend, for tourism or on vacation. When filling the form as a general visitor, you must ensure that you can pay for the flight tickets, accommodation and other expenses. If under scholarship, it must be indicated when filing the form. For an employee, a letter must be obtained from your employer showing the specific period of time to be absent and your leave approval, family connection, bank savings, etc.
This is specifically for those travelling for a business meeting or conference. This visa permits for only 6months and you would not be allowed to stay past the stipulated time.
Other visa categories under the visitor’s visa include entertainment visitors, sport visitors and special visitors. You can also apply for a visitor’s visa when going for medical treatment, marriage or parental visits. All these depend on the reason for travelling.
No matter the type of visitor’s visa, the requirements are likewise. Bank statements for 3-6months, money to finance the trip, family ties, etc will be needed. You can apply for 6 or 2years visa, for a renewed visa, you can apply for 2years which allows travelling many times within the time frame.
List of Requirements for Visa.
- A valid travel passport, usually an ECOWAS Passport.
- Letter of invitation.
- The visa fees.
- Passport sized color photo on a white background with sizes 45mmx35mm wide.
- Marriage certificate if required.
- Financial evidence.
- Birth certificate for children travelling with you if you are the parent.
The process of application is usually done online through a form. Apply for a UK visa 3 months ahead of time. The two legal ways to for UK visa in Nigeria are:
- Apply through Tele performance (TLS Contact).
- Apply through uk visa and Immigration office using UK Government official website.
After completing the form, you are to pay the amount for visa fees to allow book appointment at UK visa offices in the country. You will receive an email confirming the time and date of appointment if successful.
Below are the various addresses of the U.K Visa and Immigration offices located in Lagos and Abuja respectively:
UK VISA LAGOS OFFICE.
- 1st Floor, Churchgate Tower, 2 Plot PC31 Churchgate Street, Victoria Island, Lagos
- 11 Walter Carrington Crescent, Victoria Island, Lagos.
UK VISA ABUJA OFFICE.
- Dangote House, Aguyi Ironsi Street Maitama District, Abuja the TLS Contact Processing Offices in Lagos or Abuja and their addresses, are listed below…
TLS ABUJA OFFICE.
- TLS Contact Processing Services Ltd., 3rd floor El Yakub Plaza, Plot 1129 Zakariya Maimalari street, opp. war college Central Business Area, Abuja
TLS LAGOS OFFICE.
- TLS Contact Processing Services Ltd. Etiebets Place, 21 Mobolaji Bank Anthony Way Ikeja, Lagos.
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