This relates to the UK visa fees Nigeria 2020/21 for Nigerian Nationals. Indeed, Nigerian nationals applying for UK visa from Nigeria need to pay the online application cost in US Dollars. However, most of the applicants like to know an approximate equivalent in Nigerian Nigeria. Accordingly, this post provides the details of UK Embassy visa charges, fees, cost, and price in Nigerian Naira 2020/21 for standard and priority 6 months, 2, 5 and 10 years family, general tourists, business visitor visa application from Nigeria. Moreover, covers the UK visa fees in Nigerian Naira (₦) for spouse, student, work, premium, priority, super-priority and VFS user-pay services from Nigeria.
Please note, the UK tourist visa cost in Nigeria is also commonly referred to as England/London visa fees in Nigerian Naira. And some applicants also erroneously refer to UK Priority Visa Fees in Nigerian Naira as premium or express visa cost from Nigeria.
UK Visa Fees from Nigeria 2020
In fact, the UK visa fees in Nigerian Naira 2020 is different for several types of applications from Nigeria. However, in all the instances an applicant needs to pay the UK Embassy visa fees in Nigeria online. Therefore, the UK visa fees Nigeria can be as low as ₦17,940 or ₦48,360 for transit or 6-month visit, respectively. However, the UK visa fees Nigeria can be as high as ₦518,310 or ₦772,980 for innovator or spouse application, respectively. Moreover, depending on the visa type, a Nigerian national may also opt for priority service for fast tracking application by paying additional charges.
The Home Office usually revises the application fee only once every year. Therefore, the UK application charges in GBP remains the same during the year. Nevertheless, due to the exchange rate fluctuations, the cost of UK visa from Nigeria may vary during the year. Furthermore, the exchange rate @₦390/- to a US$ is used for calculating the price in Nigerian Naira.
UK Standard Visitor Visa Fees in Nigerian Naira
Indeed, the UK visa fees in Nigerian Naira 2020 for standard 6-months visit, tourist, family, or business visitor is ₦48,360/-. However, the British High Commission fees in Nigeria for the standard 2, 5 and 10 years visa applications are ₦183,300/-, ₦332,670/- and ₦417,300/-, respectively. In fact, the UK visa price for infants under 5 and children under 18 are same as that for adults.
For further details of UK Visitor Visa Fees in Nigeria, please refer to Table No. 1
Priority Visitor Visa
The UK priority visa fees in Nigerian Naira 2020 is ₦111,540 for fast tracking visitor applications from Nigeria within 5-working days instead of 3-12 weeks. Accordingly, the UK visa fees in Nigerian Naira for 6-month, 2, 5 and 10-year visitor visa applications with priority service from Nigeria are ₦159,900, ₦294,840, ₦444,210, and ₦528,840, respectively.
Super Priority Visitor Visa
Indeed the 24-hour same day UK super priority visa fees in Nigeria is ₦485,160/-. Accordingly, the UK visa cost in Nigeria 2020 for 6-months, 2, 5, 10 years visitor visa with super-priority service is ₦533,520/-, ₦668,460/-, ₦817,830/-, and ₦902,460/-, respectively. Moreover, the 24-hour super-priority service is available at Abuja and Lagos Victoria Island Visa Application Centres.
On 1 August 2016 UK Visas & Immigration launched a new 24-hour Super Priority Visa service in Nigeria.
UK Student Visa Fees from Nigeria 2020
In fact, the UK visa fees in Nigerian Naira 2020 for Tier 4 students intending to study in London or elsewhere in England or Britain is ₦176,670 (US$453). Moreover, the UK student visa cost from Nigeria for Tier 4 dependants is also ₦176,670. However, the UK student visa price in Nigerian Naira 2020 for Tier 4 applications with priority and super-priority service from Nigeria are ₦288,210/- and ₦661,830/-, respectively. Moreover, UK student visa fees in Nigerian Naira for short-term study (up to 6 months) and studying English language for more than 6 months but not more than 11 months are ₦49,140 and ₦94,380, respectively.
UK Spouse Visa Fees Nigeria 2020
The UK visa fees in Nigerian Naira 2020 is ₦772,980/- for a spouse, civil, unmarried, and same-sex partner settlement applications. Moreover, the UK embassy visa fees in Nigeria are same for a fiancé(e) and proposed civil partner. However, the UK priority visa fees in Nigerian Naira 2020 are ₦290,940/- for fast tracking spouse applications within 30 working days or 6 weeks instead of 12-24 weeks from Nigeria. Accordingly, the UK spouse visa fees from Nigeria with priority service is ₦1,063,920/-.
For further details of UK Family Visa Fees in Nigeria, please refer to Table No. 2
UK Work Visa Fees in Nigerian Naira
In March 2019, the Home Office has introduced new work visa categories. The Start-up and Innovator categories introduced on 29 March 2019 and the Global Talent visa was introduced on 20 February 2020. Accordingly, these new work routes have replaced the following PBS visas:
- Innovator visa has replaced Tier 1 Entrepreneur
- Start-up visa has replaced Tier 1 Graduate Entrepreneur
- Global Talent visa has replaced Tier 1 Exceptional Talent
Moreover, a CESC discount of £55 is applicable for the main applicant.
For details of UK Work Visa Fees in Nigeria, please refer to Table No. 3
Tier 1 High Value Migrants
From April 6, 2020, there will be no increase in the UK visa cost from Nigeria for Tier 1 applications. Moreover, certain Tier 1 main applicants will continue to avail the CESC discount of US$70 (£55). In fact, in Nigeria, PBS applicants can also fast-track applications by paying ₦111,540 for the priority service.
Tier 2 Skilled Workers
From April 6, 2020, there will be no increase in the UK visa cost from Nigeria for Tier 2 applications. Moreover, Tier 2 main applicants will continue to avail the CESC discount of US$70 (£55). In fact, in Nigeria, PBS applicants can also fast-track applications by paying ₦111,540 for the priority service.
Please note, the Tier 2 visa application cost in Nigeria is also erroneously referred to as Embassy Fees for UK work permit. In fact, the PBS Tier 2 has replaced the UK work permit route in 2008.
Tier 5 Temporary Workers
Indeed, the London visa price in Nigeria for Tier 5 main applicant and dependants is ₦124,020 (US$318) for Charity Worker, Creative and Sporting, Government Authorised Exchange, Religious Worker, Youth Mobility Scheme, and International Agreement. Moreover, the UK embassy visa in Nigeria for Tier 5 applications with priority and super-priority service are ₦235,560/- and ₦609,180/-, respectively.
The Priority Visa UK Fees in Nigeria to fast track non-settlement and settlement (spouse) visa applications is ₦290,940 (US$746, £573) and ₦111,540 (US$286, £220), respectively. The 24-hour same-day Super-Priority Visa UK Fees in Nigeria is ₦485,160 (US$1,244, £956).
Please refer to Table No.4 for details of All Types of UK Visa Service Fees in Nigeria.
There is no application fee for:
- Diplomatic Posting to the UK
- Diplomatic Posting to the UK (Dependant)
- Members of International Organisations on Official Visits
- Official Transit through the UK
- Official Visit to the UK
Table No. 1 UK Visitor Visa Fees in Nigeria 2020
|Standard Visitor Visa|
|Visit Visa Fees for 6 months||₦48,360 (US$124, £95)|
|2 Year Visit Visa Cost||₦183,300 (US$470, £361)|
|5 Year Visit Visa||₦332,670 (US$853, £655)|
|10 Year UK Visa Fees||₦417,300 (US$1070, £822)|
|Other Visitor Visas|
|Visiting Academic - more than 6 months but no more than 12 months||₦96,330 (US$247, £190)|
|Private Medical Treatment more than 6 months but not more than 11 months||₦96,330 (US$247, £190)|
|Marriage Visitor Visa||₦48,360 (US$124, £95)|
|UK Permitted Paid Engagement Visa - 30 Days||₦48,360 (US$124, £95)|
|Chinese Tour Group (ADS) - 30 Days||₦48,360 (US$124, £95)|
|Short-Term Study (up to 6 months) for adult and child||₦49,140 (US$126, £97)|
|Short Term Student studying English language for more than 6 months but not more than 11 months||₦94,380 (US$242, £186)|
|Parent of a Tier 4 child visa (up to 12 months)||₦262,080 (US$672, £516)|
|Direct Airside Transit (DATV)||₦17,940 (US$46, £35)|
|Visitor in Transit visa||₦32,370 (US$83, £64)|
|Visit purpose of joining a ship or aircraft as a member of crew of that ship or aircraft (fee also applicable to the Isle of Man)||₦32,370 (US$83, £64)|
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Table No. 2 UK Family Visa Fees in Nigeria 2020
|Family visas – partner, parent, proposed civil partner or child||₦772,980 (US$1,982, £1,523)|
|Settlement – other dependant relative||₦1,649,700 (US$4,230, £3,250)|
|Adult who needs to be looked after by a relative||₦1,649,700 (US$4,230, £3,250)|
|Settlement - refugee dependant relative||₦196,950 (US$505, £388)|
|Former UK Armed Forces||₦772,980 (US$1,982, £1,523)|
|Pre 1997 Gurkhas (outside immigration rules)||₦772,980 (US$1,982, £1,523)|
|Overage dependant children of pre 1997 Gurkhas||₦772,980 (US$1,982, £1,523)|
|HM Forces dependants applying under part 4,5,7 or 8 of Appendix Armed Forces||₦772,980 (US$1,982, £1,523)|
|Returning residents||₦262,080 (US$672, £516)|
|Family reunion, under Part 11 of Asylum, Immigration Rules (pre-flight dependants)||Free of Charge|
|Post flight- non-Settled person (Family reunion for asylum seekers)||₦772,980 (US$1,982, £1,523)|
|Family reunion - other dependent relatives (Family reunion for asylum seekers)||₦196,950 (US$505, £388)|
|Family member of an EEA or Swiss national - EEA Family Permit||Free of Charge|
|Family member of an EEA or Swiss national - EUSS Family Permit||Free of Charge|
|Parent / primary carer of an EEA national child||Free of Charge|
Table No. 3 UK Work Visa Fees in Nigeria 2020
|Start-up Visa||₦184,080 (US$472, £363)|
|Innovator Visa||₦518,310 (US$1,329, £1,021)|
|Global Talent – Stage 1 – endorsement application – main applicant||₦231,660 (US$594, £456)|
|Global Talent – Stage 2 – entry clearance application – main applicant||₦77,220 (US$198, £152)|
|Global Talent – subsequent application||₦308,490 (US$791, £608)|
|Global Talent – dependants||₦308,490 (US$791, £608)|
|Tier 1 High Value Migrant|
|Tier 1 Investor - main applicant and dependants||₦823,680 (US$2,112, £1,623)|
|Tier 1 Entrepreneur - main applicant and each dependants||₦518,310 (US$1,329, £1,021)|
|Graduate Entrepreneur - dependants only||₦184,080 (US$472, £363)|
|Tier 1 Exceptional Talent - dependants only||₦308,490 (US$791, £608)|
|Tier 1 General - dependants only||₦518,310 (US$1,329, £1,021)|
|Post Study Work (PSW) - dependants only||₦306,540 (US$786, £604)|
|Tier 2 Skilled Worker|
|Tier 2 General where a (CoS) Certificate of Sponsorship is for a period of 3 years or less||₦309,660 (US$794, £610)|
|Tier 2 General if the CoS is for a period of 3 years or more||₦619,320 (US$1,588, £1,220)|
|Shortage Occupation if CoS for Tier 2 General is for 3 years or less||₦235,560 (US$604, £464)|
|Shortage Occupation if CoS for Tier 2 General is for 3 years or more||₦471,120 (US$1,208, £928)|
|Tier 2 Intra-company Transfer (ICT)if CoS is for 3 years or less||₦309,660 (US$794, £610)|
|Tier 2 Intra-company Transfer (ICT) if CoS is for 3 years or more||₦619,320 (US$1,588, £1,220)|
|Graduate Trainee (Tier 2 ICT)||₦244,530 (US$627, £482)|
|Tier 2 Minister of Religion||₦309,660 (US$794, £610)|
|Tier-2 Sportsperson||₦309,660 (US$794, £610)|
|Tier 5 Temporary Worker|
|Charity Worker, Creative and Sporting, Government Authorised Exchange, Religious Worker, Youth Mobility Scheme, and International Agreement||₦124,020 (US$318)|
|Other Non-PBS Work Visas|
|Representatives of overseas businesses||₦262,080 (US$672, £516)|
|An employee of an overseas newspaper, news agency or broadcasting organisation||₦262,080 (US$672, £516)|
|UK Ancestry Visa||₦262,080 (US$672, £516)|
|Turkish businessperson and dependants||Free of Charge|
|Overseas domestic worker in a private household||₦262,080 (US$672, £516)|
|Offshore worker||₦262,080 (US$672, £516)|
|Fisherman operating inside UK waters||₦262,080 (US$672, £516)|
|Sheep Shearer||₦262,080 (US$672, £516)|
Table No. 4 UK Visa Service Fees in Nigeria 2020
|Priority service for settlement applications||₦290,940 (US$746, £573)|
|Priority service for non-settlement||₦111,540 (US$286, £220)|
|Super Priority Service||₦485,160 (US$1,244, £956)|
|International contact centre – via telephone (per minute)||₦780 (US$2, £1.37)|
|International contact centre – via email (per query)||₦2,730 (US$7, £5.48)|
|Registered Traveller Service – Adult||₦25,350 (US$65, £50)|
|Registered Traveller Service – Child||₦12,090 (US$31, £24)|
|Registration of new documents||₦10,140 (US$26, £20)|
|HM Forces personnel or Member of foreign armed force - exempt from immigration control (non-settlement)||Free of charge|
|Dependants of exempt international forces applying under Part 10 of Appendix Armed Forces (non-settlement)||₦262,080 (US$672, £516)|
|FCO Strategic performance fund and bilateral projects||Free of charge|
|Receiving/handling/ forwarding applications on behalf of Commonwealth Countries/Overseas Territories||₦71,760 (US$184, £141)|
|Vignette Transfer (transfer of a valid visa vignette to a new passport)||₦78,000 (US$200, £154)|
|Single-entry visa application for replacing a lost Biometric Residence Permit (BRP)||₦78,000 (US$200, £154)|
|User Pays Visa Application Centre (VAC)||₦28,080 (US$72, £55)|
|Certificate of entitlement (Right of Abode)||₦196,950 (US$505, £388)|
|Call out/ out of hours fee (per hour/part hour)||₦72,150 (US$185, £142)|
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