This relates to the UK visa fees Nigeria 2020. Apparently, 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 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 different types of applications from Nigeria. However, in nearly 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 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.

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.

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.

British High Commission Abuja

Student

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

Evidently, 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/-.

Visitor

UK Visa Cost Nigeria 2020 for Visitors
Application Type Charges
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)
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 Visa30 days ₦48,360
(US$124, £95)
Chinese Tour Group (ADS) ₦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)
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)
Parent of a Tier 4 child visa(up to 12 months) ₦262,080
(US$672, £516)

Settlement

UK Visa Fees Nigeria 2020 for Family Settlement
Application Type Charges
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

Appendix W

As a matter of fact, since March 2019, the Home Office has introduced new work visa categories under Appendix W. Accordingly, these new Non-PBS work routes have replaced the following PBS visas:

  1. Innovator visa has replaced Tier 1 Entrepreneur
  2. Start-up visa has replaced Tier 1 Graduate Entrepreneur
  3. Global Talent visa has replaced Tier 1 Exceptional Talent

Moreover, a CESC discount of £55 is applicable for the main applicant.

Start-up and Innovator categories, which were introduced on 29 March 2019 and the Global Talent category which was introduced on 20 February 2020

Appendix W

UK Visa Fees Nigeria 2020 under Appendix W
Application Type Charges
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 Applications

Evidently, 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 1 Visa Fees from Nigeria
Application Type Charges
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 Workers

Evidently, 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.

UK Visa Cost in Nigeria 2020 for Tier 2 Applications
Application Type Charges
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 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.

Other Non-PBS Work Visas

The UK Non-PBS work visa cost in Nigeria, except for applications under Appendix W, are as under:

Type of Non-PBS Work Visa UK Visa Fees Nigeria 2020
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)

Premium Service

Premium Services UK Visa Fees 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)

Charges for Other Visas and Services

Other Services UK Visa Fees Nigeria 2020
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)

Exemptions

Certainly, there is no application fee for

  1. Diplomatic Posting to the UK
  2. Diplomatic Posting to the UK (Dependant)
  3. Members of International Organisations on Official Visits
  4. Official Transit through the UK
  5. Official Visit to the UK

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