Latest UK Visa Fees in Nigerian Naira from Oct 11, 2021

This relates to UK Visa Application Fees Requirements in Nigeria effective from Oct 11, 2021, for family visit, tourist, business visitor, spouse, student, skilled worker (work permit), health and care worker, priority, and super-priority service. Please note, there has been no change in the Home Office Nationality and Immigration Charges from Oct 11, 2021. However, the UK visa fees in Nigerian Naira 2021 has changed due to exchange rate fluctuations.

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UK visa fees and requirements from Nigeria 2022

UK Visa Fees and Requirements in Nigeria

Nigerians need to apply for a visa if they intend to visit, work, study, or settle in the UK. However, the UK visa requirements for Nigerian Citizens depends on the type of application. Moreover, the UK visa fee in Nigeria depends on the type of application. For instance, UK tourist, student, and spouse visa fees in Nigeria are US$133 (₦54,530), US$486 (₦199,260), and US$2,126 (₦871,660), respectively.

Applicants applying for UK visa from Nigeria need to pay the online application cost in US Dollars (USD). Accordingly, Nigerians nationals can pay for UK visa fee online by a debit or credit card. after completing the application form.

UK Standard Visitor Visa Fee and Requirements in Nigeria

The most popular visa for visiting UK from Nigeria is the standard visitor visa. However, depending on the purpose of visiting the UK, Nigerians can apply for other types of visitor visas such as short term English Language, marriage, medical, permitted paid engagement etc. To get a visa for visiting UK from Nigeria, it is important to fill the online visa application form completely and correctly.

Applying for UK Standard Visitor Visa from Nigeria in 2021

Nigerians can apply for UK standard visitor visa for tourism, visiting family, or business meetings. Accordingly, Nigerians can apply for a short term (6 months) or a long term (2, 5 and 10 years) standard visitor visa. The UK multiple entry visa rules are same for all types of standard visitor or tourist visa. Therefore, Nigerians on standard visitor or tourist visa can stay in the UK up to 180 days per visit.

The UK standard visitor visa processing time from Nigeria in 2021 is usually within 3-weeks. The UK priority tourist or visitor visa processing time from Nigeria is normally within 5 working days.

How much does a visiting visa cost from Nigeria to UK?

From Oct 11, 2021, UK visa fees in Nigeria for 6 months tourist or visitor are US$133 (₦54,530), which is commonly known as cost of England or London visa. Frequent travellers from Nigeria to UK can apply for a long-term visitor visa for tourism, visiting family, and permitted business activities. The UK visa fees in Nigeria for long term 2, 5, and 10 years tourist or visitor visa application are US$504 (₦206,640), US$914 (₦374,740), and US$1,148 (₦470,680), respectively.

How much is the child visitor visa fees from Nigeria to UK?

UK visa fees in Nigeria 2021 for 6 months, 2, 5, and 10 years child visitor are US$133 (₦54,530), US$504 (₦206,640), US$914 (₦374,740), and US$1,148 (₦470,680), respectively. Infants and children under 5 years of age are not exempt from UK visa application fee payment.

UK visa fees and requirements from Nigeria 2022
UK Visa Fees Nigerian Naira 2021

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    Applying for UK Priority Visitor Visa from Nigeria

    Nigerians can use Priority (Non-Settlement), Priority (Settlement), and Super-Priority Service to fast track UK visa application.

    If the focus is to get the decision as quickly as possible, then Nigerians can use the priority service. The priority service is an optional user-pay service, which are exclusive to the application fee. Priority service enables fast tracking of UK visa processing time by putting an application at the front of the queue. The priority service is for fast tracking a straightforward visa application. A straightforward UK visa application from Nigeria means that the credentials of the applicant are immaculate, without any past refusals and adverse immigration history.

    Please note priority or super-priority service does not guarantee a favourable result. Moreover, payment for priority service does not even guarantee a quick decision.

    How much is UK Priority Visa Fees 2021/22 in Nigeria?

    From Oct 11, 2021, the UK priority settlement (spouse) and non-settlement (visit, student, work) visa fees in Nigeria are US$800 (₦328,000) and US$307 (₦125,870), respectively. The cost of UK super-priority visa for tourists and visitors from Nigeria is US$1,335 (₦547,350).

    How much is the UK Priority visitor visa fees from Nigeria 2021?

    For fast tracking UK tourist and visit visa from Nigeria within 5 working days, the cost of priority service is US$307 (₦125,870). Therefore, the UK priority visa fees 2021 in Nigerian Naira for 6 months, 2, 5 and 10 years tourist or visitor applications are US$440 (₦180,400), US$811 (₦332,510), US$1,221 (₦500,610), and US$1,455 (₦596,550), respectively.

    How much does UK super priority visa cost in Nigeria 2021?

    The cost of UK super priority service in Nigeria is US$1,335 (₦547,350) for tourist or visitor visa. Accordingly, UK super-priority 6 months, 2, 5 and 10 years visitor or tourist visa fees from Nigeria in 2021 are US$1,468 (₦601,880), US$1,839 (₦753,990), US$2,249 (₦922,090), and US$2,483 (₦1,018,030), respectively.

    UK Student Visa Fee and Requirement in Nigeria

    For studying in the UK, Nigerians need to apply for the student visa, which has replaced the Tier 4 (General) Student as of October 5, 2020. Accordingly, the student route is for Nigerians to study with a sponsor on a course of further or higher education, a pre-sessional English course, a recognised foundation programme or to take an elected post as a Student Union Sabbatical Officer. If a Nigerian intends to study a short term English Language course up to 11 months in the UK, then can do so on a visiting visa.

    UK student visa processing time from Nigeria is usually within 2-3 weeks (10-15 working days). The UK student priority visa timelines time from Nigeria is normally within 5 working days.

    How much is UK Student Visa Fee in Nigeria 2021?

    The UK student visa fees in Nigeria 2021 are US$486 (₦199,260) to study in London or elsewhere in England or Britain. Moreover, the UK student visa fees Nigeria 2021 for dependants are also US$486 (₦199,260).

    From Oct 11, 2021, the UK priority and super-priority student (Tier 4) visa fees in Nigeria are US$793 (₦325,130) and US$1,821 (₦746,610), respectively.

    How much is IHS for UK student visa in Nigeria?

    The Immigration Health Charge (aka Immigration Health Surcharge or IHS) for student visa from Nigeria is usually @ £624 per year for each year of stay in the UK.

    How much is IHS for student dependent visa in Nigeria?

    The IHS for student dependent visa from Nigeria is usually @ £624 per year for each year of stay in the UK.

    Does UK Student Visa Allow Nigerians to Work?

    Yes, if a Nigerian is studying a degree level or below level course in the UK then can work. Moreover, a Nigerian student on a Work Placement, Student Union Sabbatical Officer and postgraduate doctor or dentist on a recognised foundation programme can also work in the UK. However, a Child Student under 16 years old cannot work at all during their time in the UK. A Child Student who is aged 16 or above, is allowed to work.

    How Many Hours Can Nigerians Work on a Student Visa in the UK?

    A Nigerian studying a degree level and a below degree level course on the student visa in the UK can work for 20 hours and 10 hours per week during term-time, respectively.

    Can Nigerians Work More than 20 Hours on a Student Visa in UK?

    During the semester, Nigerian students in the UK, pursuing a degree level or below degree level course can work for 20 hours and 10 hours, respectively. However, during the semester break and before the start of the course, a degree level or below degree level Nigerian student can work full time in the UK.

    Can a Nigerian Spouse Work on Student Dependent Visa in UK?

    A dependent spouse of a Nigerian student studying below degree level course cannot work in the UK. However, a dependent spouse of a Nigerian student studying degree level course can work (including self-employment and voluntary work) in the UK.

    Does UK Give Post Study Work Visa to Nigerians?

    Yes, under the New Graduate route a Nigerian student, who has completed bachelor’s degree or above in the UK, can apply for 2-Year post study work visa. However, if a Nigerian has completed a PhD in the UK, then can get 3-Year post study work visa.

    UK Family Visa Fees and Requirements for Nigerians

    The family route is for those Nigerians who can apply for a UK visa because of their relationship to a person settled in the UK or a British citizen. This includes spouse settlement visa, adult dependant relative, parent of a British Child visa etc.

    Applying for UK Spouse Visa from Nigeria 2021

    In terms of Appendix FM of the Immigration Rules, Nigerians can apply for a UK spouse or partner visa under the 5-year route. If Nigerians meet the UK spouse visa requirements under the 5-year route, then get an entry clearance as a spouse, civil, unmarried, same-sex partner for an initial period of 33 months with a condition of no recourse to public funds. After 30 months Nigerians need to make spouse visa extension application for a further leave to remain in the UK.

    ILR in the UK for Nigerians under the Partner Visa Route

    Nigerians may qualify for indefinite leave to remain (settlement) after completing 60 months (5 years) in the UK on spouse visa. The ILR under the 5-year spouse visa route is for those who meet all the suitability and eligibility requirements of the Immigration Rules at every stage. If a Nigerian spouse or partner fails to meet the financial, English language or lawful immigration status requirements then cannot apply for settlement under the 5-year route. However, if exceptional circumstances under Appendix FM apply then a Nigerian may be considered for settlement under the 10-year route.

    How much is the Spouse Visa Fees 2021 in Nigerian Naira?

    From Oct 11, 2021, the UK spouse visa fees in Nigeria are US$2,126 (₦871,660). The UK embassy visa fees in Nigeria are same for civil, unmarried, or same-sex partner. UK settlement priority service cost in Nigeria is US$800 (₦328,000) for fast tracking applications within thirty working days. Accordingly, the UK priority spouse visa fees in Nigeria 2021 are US$2,926 (₦1,199,660).

    The service standard of UK spouse visa processing time after biometrics from Nigeria is to decide 98.5% and 100% applications within 12 and 24 weeks, respectively. Moreover, the service standard for UK spouse priority visa timelines from Nigeria is 30 working days or 6 weeks.

    Applying for UK Fiancé(e) Visa from Nigeria

    Nigerians can apply for fiancé(e) or proposed civil partner visa if the purpose is getting married or entering a civil partnership in the UK. The duration of fiancé(e) visa is six (6) months. After the marriage or civil partnership in the UK, Nigerians can apply for leave to remain as a spouse or civil partner.

    How much is the UK Fiancé(e) Visa Fees 2021 in Nigerian Naira?

    From Oct 11, 2021, the UK fiancé(e) visa fees in Nigerian Naira are ₦871,660. The UK priority fiancé(e) visa fees in Nigeria 2021 are US$2,926 (₦1,199,660).

    Applying for Parent of a British Child Visa from Nigeria

    Nigerians can apply for Parent of a British Child Visa if they have the sole responsibility for or direct access to the child following the breakdown of their relationship with the child’s other parent. From Oct 11, 2021, the UK visa cost in Nigeria for Parent of British Child and dependant child under the family route are US$2,126 (₦871,660).

    Applying for Adult Dependant Relative Visa from Nigeria

    Nigerians can apply for Adult Dependant Relative Visa if they are elderly parents (or other adult dependent relatives such as brothers, sisters etc) and need long-term personal care due to illness, age or disability and the UK sponsor is their only relative, who can provide such long-term personal care without recourse to public funds.

    From Oct 11, 2021, the UK Adult Dependant Relative visa fees in Nigerian Naira are US$4,538 (₦1,860,580).

    Dep. joining or accompanying

    The ‘joining or accompanying’ route is for those Nigerians who are applying for visa based on their relationship to another migrant who is not settled in the UK or a British citizen, and who is on a route without a specific visa for dependants.

    The UK spouse or partner visa fees in Nigeria 2021 under Dependant Joining or Accompanying route are US$2,126 (₦871,660).

    Returning Residents

    A Nigerian may be able to live permanently in the UK as a ‘returning resident’ if they were previously settled in the UK. From Oct 11, 2021, the UK visa application cost in Nigeria for Returning residents is US$720 (₦295,200).

    EEA Family Permit

    Due to Brexit, the EEA family permit route under EEA Regulations 2016 has ended on June 30, 2021.

    EU Settlement Scheme Family Permit

    In terms of Appendix EU (Family Permit), Nigerians can apply for EU Settlement Scheme (EUSS) Family Permit as a non-EEA family member such as spouse, civil partner, child, child above 21 years of age, and parent of an EEA national living in the UK.

    There are no application charges for EUSS Family Permit in Nigeria. The EUSS application processing time is 10-15 working days for most of the US nationals.

    Route to Settlement – Refugee Dependant Relative

    From Oct 11, 2021, the UK visa fees in Nigeria for Route to Settlement (refugee dependant relative) are US$542 (₦222,220).

    Appendix ECAA Extension of Stay

    There are no application charges for Dependent children under the age of 21 only applying under “Appendix ECAA Extension of Stay”.

    Settlement for current and former members of HM armed forces, and their dependants

    From Oct 11, 2021, the UK settlement visa fees from Nigeria for current and former members of HM armed forces, and their dependants are as under:

    • Former UK Armed Forces US$2,126 (₦871,660)
    • Indefinite leave to enter the UK as the dependant of a member of the armed forces under Appendix Armed Forces to the Immigration Rules. US$3,335 (₦1,367,350)
    • Pre 1997 Gurkhas (outside immigration rules) US$2,126 (₦871,660)
    • Overage dependant children of pre 1997 Gurkhas US$2,126 (₦871,660)
    • HM Forces dependants applying under part 4,5,7 or 8 of Appendix Armed Forces US$2,126 (₦871,660)

    Family Reunion to Join Asylum Seekers

    There are no application fees for Family reunion, under Part 11 of Asylum, Immigration Rules (pre-flight dependants). The UK visa fees in Nigeria 2021 for Post-flight dependants are US$2,126 (₦871,660). The application fees for Family reunion (other dependent relatives) are US$542 (₦222,220).

    UK Work Visa Fees and Requirements in Nigeria

    Nigerians can apply for UK work visa. The most popular visa in Nigeria for working in the UK is the Skilled Worker (previously Tier 2 General). However, Nigerians can apply for other types of UK work visa such as Innovator, Startup, Global Talent, Health and Care Worker etc.

    Nigerians are not eligible for Council of Europe Social Charter (CESC) discount of US$77 (₦31,579), which is applicable for Innovator, Start-up, Global Talent initial application, Global Talent subsequent application, Tier 1 Entrepreneur, Skilled Worker, Intra-Company Transfer, T2 Sportsperson & T2 Minister of Religion, Intra-Company Transfer – Graduate Trainee, and T5 (Temporary Worker).

    How to get a job in UK from Nigeria?

    The most popular route for getting a job in the UK from Nigeria is the UK Skilled Worker Visa. Therefore, if a Nigerian is sponsored to do a specific skilled job for a Home Office licensed sponsor, then can apply for the Skilled Worker Visa UK. The Skilled Worker visa has replaced the Tier 2 General (aka work permit) in 2020. However, unlike Tier 2 General, this new route for skilled workers can lead to permanent settlement (ILR) in the UK.

    On 4 August 2020, the British Government had launched the Health and Care Visa for qualified Nigerian doctors, nurses and allied health professionals who have been trained to a recognised standard and who have good working English. Although, the Health and Care visa forms part of the Skilled Worker route; however, there are a few differences between skilled worker and health and care visa UK.

    Global Talent

    A Nigerian can apply for a UK Global Talent visa if they are a leader or potential leader in academia or research, arts and culture, and digital technology. The Global Talent visa has replaced the Tier 1 Exceptional Talent visa. From Oct 11, 2021, the UK Global Talent Visa Fees in Nigeria are as under:

    • Stage 1 – endorsement application – main applicant US$637 (₦261,170)
    • Stage 2 – entry clearance application – main applicant US$135 (₦55,350)
    • Subsequent application US$849 (₦348,090)
    • Dependants US$849 (₦348,090)

    Start-up

    If a Nigerian intends to set up an innovative business for the first time in the UK, then can apply for the Start-up visa. The Start-up visa has replaced the Tier 1 Graduate Entrepreneur route in March 2019. The UK Start-up Visa Fees in Nigeria 2021 are US$507(₦207,870) for main applicant and dependants.

    Innovator

    If a Nigerian intends to do innovative, viable, and scalable business in the UK then can apply for the Innovator visa. The Innovator visa has replaced the Tier 1 Entrepreneur route in March 2019. The UK Innovator Visa Fees in Nigeria 2021 are US$1,425 (₦584,250) for main applicant and dependants.

    Investor

    The Investor visa is for high value Nigerian, who intend to make an investment in the UK. Innovator visa has replaced the Tier 1 Investor. The UK Investor Visa Fees in Nigeria 2021 are US$2,266 (₦929,060) for main applicant and dependants.

    Skilled Worker (aka Tier 2 General or Work Permit)

    If a Nigerian is sponsored to do a specific skilled job for a Home Office licensed sponsor, then can apply for UK Skilled Worker visa. The Skilled Worker visa has replaced the Tier 2 General (aka work permit) in 2020. However, unlike Tier 2 General, this new route for skilled workers can lead to permanent settlement (ILR) in the UK.

    How much is UK Skilled Worker Visa Fees 2021 in Nigerian Naira?

    The UK Skilled Worker visa fees depends on the duration of the Certificate of Sponsorship (COS) for main applicant and dependants. If the COS has been issued for three years or less, then the UK Skilled Worker Visa Fees in Nigeria 2021 are US$852 (₦349,320). However, if the COS has been issued for three years or more then the UK Skilled Worker Visa Fees in Nigeria 2021 are US$1,703 (₦698,230).

    How much is Skilled Worker (Shortage Occupation) Visa Fees in Nigeria?

    The UK Skilled Worker Shortage Occupation visa fees depends on the duration of the Certificate of Sponsorship (COS). If the COS has been issued for three years or less, then the UK Skilled Worker Shortage Occupation Visa Fees in Nigeria are US$648 (₦265,680). However, if the COS has been issued for three years or more then the UK Skilled Worker Shortage Occupation Visa Fees in Nigerian Naira are US$1,296 (₦531,360).

    Health and Care Worker Visa

    If a Nigerian is sponsored to work in the UK as a qualified doctor, nurse, or allied health professional for a Home Office licensed sponsor, then can apply for Health and Care Visa. This Health and Care visa route for skilled workers can lead to permanent settlement (ILR) in the UK.

    How much is UK Health and Care Visa Fees 2021 in Nigerian Naira?

    The UK Health and Care visa fees depends on the duration of the Certificate of Sponsorship (COS). If the COS has been issued for three years or less, then the UK Health and Care Visa Fees in Nigeria 2021 are US$324 (₦132,840). However, if the COS has been issued for three years or more then the UK Health and Care Visa Fees in Nigeria 2021 are US$648 (₦265,680).

    Intra-Company Transfer

    The Intra-Company Transfer route is for established Nigerian workers who are transferred by their business to do a skilled role in the UK. The Intra-Company Transfer visa has replaced the Tier 2 (Intra-company Transfer) route.

    The UK Intra-Company Transfer visa fees depends on the duration of the Certificate of Sponsorship (COS). If the COS has been issued for three years or less, then the UK Intra-Company Transfer Visa Fees in Nigeria 2021 are US$852 (₦349,320). However, if the COS has been issued for three years or more then the UK Intra-Company Transfer Visa Fees in Nigeria 2021 are US$1,703 (₦698,230).

    Intra-Company Graduate Trainee

    The Intra-Company Graduate Trainee route is for those Nigerian workers who are transferred by their business to undertake a role in the UK as part of a structured graduate training programme. The Intra-Company Graduate Trainee visa has replaced the Tier 2 (Intra-company Transfer) Graduate Trainee route. UK Intra-Company Graduate Trainee Visa Fees in Nigerian Naira are US$673 (₦275,930).

    T2 Sportsperson

    The T2 Sportsperson route is for an elite Nigerian sportsperson or coach whose employment will make a significant contribution to the development of sport at the highest level in the UK. The T2 Sportsperson visa has replaced the Tier 2 Sportsperson route.

    T2 Sportsperson visa fees depends on the duration of the Certificate of Sponsorship (COS). If the COS has been issued for three years or less, then the UK T2 Sportsperson Visa Fees in Nigeria 2021 are US$852 (₦349,320). However, if the COS has been issued for three years or more then the UK T2 Sportsperson Visa Fees in Nigeria 2021 are US$1,703 (₦698,230).

    T2 Minister of Religion

    The T2 Minister of Religion route is for those Nigerians who intend to undertake preaching and pastoral work, Missionary, or Member of a Religious Order in the UK. The T2 Minister of Religion visa has replaced the Tier 2 Minister of Religion route.

    T2 Minister of Religion visa fees depends on the duration of the Certificate of Sponsorship (COS). If the COS has been issued for three years or less, then the T2 Minister of Religion Visa Fees in Nigeria 2021 are US$852 (₦349,320). However, if the COS has been issued for three years or more then the T2 Minister of Religion Visa Fees in Nigerian Naira are US$1,703 (₦698,230).

    T5 (Temporary Worker)

    T5 (Temporary Worker) Visa is for Seasonal Worker, Religious Worker, Charity Worker, Creative and Sporting Worker, International Agreement Worker, Government Authorised Exchange Worker and Youth Mobility Scheme. The T5 (Temporary Worker) Visa has replaced the Tier 5 Temporary Worker route. T5 (Temporary Worker) Visa Fees in Nigeria are US$341 (₦139,810) for main applicant and dependants.

    Other UK Work Visas

    The UK visa fees in Nigeria 2021 for other types of work applications are:

    • Graduate Entrepreneur – dependants only US$507 (₦207,870)
    • Tier 1 Exceptional Talent – dependants only US$849 (₦348,090)
    • Offshore worker US$720 (₦295,200)
    • Overseas domestic worker in a private household US$720 (₦295,200)
    • Representative of overseas business and dependants US$852 (₦349,320)
    • An employee of an overseas newspaper, news agency or broadcasting organisation US$852 (₦349,320)
    • Sheep Shearer US$720 (₦295,200)
    • Ancestry Visa US$720 (₦295,200)

    Other Visitor Visas

    Apart from standard visa, Nigerians can apply for other types of visitor visas such as marriage, visiting academic, permitted paid engagement (PPE), parent of a child student, and private medical treatment.

    Marriage Visitor Visa

    Nigerians need to apply for a marriage visitor visa if they are travelling to the UK for getting married, forming a civil partnership, or giving a notice of marriage or civil partnership. The UK marriage visitor visa fees 2021 in Nigerian Naira are US$133 (₦54,530). Nigerians can stay in the UK up to 180 days on a marriage visitor visa.

    The UK marriage visitor visa processing time from Nigeria is usually 15 working days.

    Private Medical Treatment

    Nigerians need to apply for a medical visitor visa if they are travelling to the UK for getting private medical treatment and check-up for more than 6 months but not more than 11 months. The UK Private Medical Treatment Visitor Visa Fees in Nigerian Naira 2021 are US$265 (₦108,650). Nigerians can stay in the UK up to 11 months on private medical treatment visa.

    Please note, there is no provision in the Immigration Rules for a family member, friend, or nurse to accompany a visitor, who is coming to the UK for private medical treatment. Therefore, any attendant needs to apply as a visitor and satisfy the requirements.

    The UK medical visitor visa processing time from Nigeria is usually 15 working days.

    Visiting Academic

    For research and formal exchange arrangements, Nigerians can apply for academic visitor visa UK up to 12 months. The UK Academic Visitor Visa Cost from Nigeria are US$265 (₦108,650). A Nigerian academic (and the accompanying partner or child) can stay in the UK up to 12 months on academic visitor visa.

    The UK Visiting Academic visitor visa processing time from Nigeria is usually 15 working days.

    Permitted Paid Engagement

    The Permitted Paid Engagement Visitor Visa is for experts in their field coming to the UK to undertake specific paid engagements up to one month. Accordingly, as per Appendix 3 of Appendix V of the Immigration Rules, Nigerian professionals such as visiting examiners, assessors, lecturers, designated air pilot examiners, qualified lawyers, artists, entertainers, and sportspersons can apply for Permitted Paid Engagement Visitor Visa UK up to 30 days.

    The UK Permitted Paid Engagement Visitor Visa Fees from Nigeria in 2021 are US$133 (₦54,530).

    The permitted paid engagement visitor visa processing time from Nigeria is usually 15 working days.

    Approved Destination Scheme (ADS)

    The ADS visa is only for Chinese nationals for visiting the UK in tour groups through authorized agents. Therefore, Nigerians cannot apply for ADS visa. However, Chinese citizens in Nigeria can apply for ADS visa up to 30 days- only if they are travelling to the UK in tour groups through authorized agents. ADS visa charges are US$133 (₦54,530).

    Parent of a Child Student

    Nigerians can apply for a Parent of Child Student Visa up to 12 months if their child is attending an independent fee-paying day school in the UK. Parent of Tier 4 Child Student Visa Cost from Nigeria is US$720 (₦295,200).

    The parent of Tier 4 child student visa processing time from Nigeria is usually 15 working days.

    Short Term Student (English Language) Visa

    If Nigerians intend to study English language in the UK for more than 6 months but not more than 11 months at an accredited institution, then needs to apply for Short-term Student (English language). However, if a Nigerian intends to study a course for 6 months or less without a student sponsor but with an accredited provider then can apply under Appendix V for Visitor.

    From Oct 11, 2021, the UK Short-term (English Language) student visitor visa fees from Nigeria for more than 6 months but not more than 11 months are US$260 (₦106,600).

    The UK Short-term (English Language) student visitor visa processing time from Nigeria is usually within 15 working days.

    Transit and Other Visas

    The transit visa is for those Nigerians who intend to transit the UK on route to another country outside the Common Travel Area (CTA) and who will enter the UK for up to 48 hours by crossing the UK border unless Appendix Visitor: Transit Without Visa Scheme applies.

    How much is UK Transit Visa Fees from Nigeria 2021?

    From Oct 11, 2021, the cost of Direct Airside Transit (DATV) Visa UK from Nigeria is US$49 (₦20,090). However, the UK visa fees Nigeria 2021 for ‘Visitor in Transit’ and for ‘Joining a Ship or Aircraft as a Member of Crew of that Ship or Aircraft’ are US$89 (₦36,490).

    Please note Nigerians having a valid standard, marriage, or medical visitor visa are allowed to transit the UK, therefore, such passengers do not need to apply for the transit visa.

    The UK transit visa processing time from Nigeria is 15 working days.

    Other UK Visas and Services Fees in Nigeria 2021

    The UK Visa Fees in Nigeria 2021/22 for Other Visas and Services are as under:

    • Hong Kong British National (Overseas) for 30 months US$251 (₦102,910)
    • Hong Kong British National (Overseas) for 5 years US$349 (₦143,090)
    • Right of abode – certificate of entitlement US$542 (₦222,220)
    • Vignette transfer (transfer of a valid visa vignette to a new passport or replace a lost/stolen document) US$215 (₦88,150)
    • Single entry visa to replace a biometric residence permit US$215 (₦88,150)
    • Registered Traveller (UK only) – adult US$70 (₦28,700)
    • Registered Traveller (UK only) – child US$34 (₦13,940)
    • Registration of New documents – Registered Traveller (UK only) US$28 (₦11,480)
    • Receiving/handling/ forwarding applications on behalf of Commonwealth Countries/Overseas Territories US$197 (₦80,770)
    • Dependants of exempt international forces applying under Part 10 of Appendix Armed Forces US$720 (₦295,200)

    Exemptions

    Following types of applicants are exempt from paying UK visa application fees in Nigeria 2021/22:

    • FCO Strategic performance fund and bilateral projects
    • HM Forces personnel or Member of foreign armed force – exempt from immigration control
    • 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

    FAQs

    How much is UK visa fee in Nigeria?

    The UK visa fee in Nigeria depends on the type of application. For instance, UK tourist, student, and spouse visa fees in Nigeria are US$133 (₦54,530), US$486 (₦199,260), and US$2,126 (₦871,660), respectively.

    How to pay for UK visa fee in Nigeria?

    Nigerian nationals applying for UK visa from Nigeria need to pay the online application cost in US Dollars. Accordingly, Nigerians can pay for UK visa fee online by a debit or credit card. after completing the application form.

    Please note, most of the applicants like to know an approximate equivalent in Nigerian Nigeria. Therefore, this post provides the details of UK visa fees 2021 from Nigeria in US$ and Nigerian Naira. The exchange rate @₦410/- to a US$ is used for calculating the price of UK visa in Nigerian Naira.

    What are the UK Visa Requirements from Nigeria?

    The UK visa requirements from Nigeria depends on the type of application. For instance, if a Nigerian is applying for UK tourist visa, then needs to meet the requirements as per paragraphs V4.2-4.10 of Appendix V for Visitors.

    If a Nigerian is applying for UK student visa, then needs to meet the validity, suitability, and eligibility requirements as per Immigration Rules Appendix Student. For studying English language in the UK for more than 6 months but not more than 11 months at an accredited institution, Nigerians can apply for Short-term Student (English language). However, if a Nigerian intends to study a course for 6 months or less without a student sponsor but with an accredited provider then can apply under Appendix V for Visitor.

    Likewise, if a Nigerian is applying for Skilled Worker Visa, then needs to meet the validity, suitability, and eligibility requirements as per Immigration Rules Appendix Skilled Worker.

    How long it takes for UK Visitor Visa to be Approved in Nigeria?

    The UK visa processing time after biometrics 2022 from Nigeria for non-settlement applications such as visit, work, or study is usually within 10-15 working days. The visa processing time for a straightforward non-settlement priority application from Nigeria is normally within 3-7 working days. Although, 3-5% of non-settlement applications may remain outstanding even after 6 weeks (30 working days), but 100% of the non-settlement applications are decided within 12 weeks (60 working days).

    The UK settlement visa processing time after biometrics 2022 from Nigeria for spouse, partner, adult dependent relatives, and parent of a British Child under Appendix FM is usually within 12 weeks. The UK visa processing time for a straightforward settlement priority application from Nigeria is normally within 30 working days. Although, 7-10% of settlement applications may remain outstanding even after 12 weeks (60 working days), but 100% of the non-settlement applications are mostly decided within 24 weeks (120 working days).

    How to Track UK Visa Application in Nigeria?

    A few years ago, Nigerians were able to track UK visa application after biometrics. However, now it is not possible to track UK visa application after biometrics from Nigeria If for any reason Nigerians intend to know the application status then can contact UKVI by phone or email:

    Telephone: +44 (0)300 790 6268 – select option 1 – If you cannot contact UK 0300 numbers, use +44 (0) 203 875 4669.
    Monday to Friday, 24 hours
    Calls cost US$1 (₦410) per minute on top of your standard network charges.

    Email enquiries cost US$4 (₦1,640). You will not be charged for any follow-up emails about the same enquiry.

    You’ll get a reply to your email within 2 days, except on Saturdays, Sundays, and UK public holidays.

    UKVI

    Please note, Nigerians may contact UKVI for:

    • general queries about applying for a visa to come to the UK
    • questions about the progress of their UK visa application from Nigeria
    • technical problems with their UK visa application
    • a mistake in their online application
    • problems logging into their account or with their password
    • problems with making a payment to UKVI online or pending payments

    However, UKVI contact centre staff cannot give advice to Nigerians about their personal circumstances

    How to know if the UK visa is approved from Nigeria?

    Nigerians only come to know about the UK visa approval (or refusal) after collecting the passport from any one of the UK visa application centres in Nigeria:

    • Abuja Visa Application Centre: Third floor, Murkhtar El-Yakub Place beside Metro Plaza, on Plot 1129 Zakariya Maimalari Street, Central Business District, Abuja, Nigeria
    • Lagos Ikeja Visa Application Centre: Ground and First Floors, Etiebets Place, 21 Mobolaji Bank Anthony Way, Ikeja, Lagos, Nigeria
    • Victoria Island Visa Application Centre: Ground Floor, Ivie House, 4/6 Ajose Adeogun Street, Victoria Island, Lagos, Nigeria

    You will be contacted by our Visa Application Centre when your passport is ready for collection. Please do not attend our centre until you have been invited to do so.

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    If Nigerians may like to receive their passport by courier service, or be notified by text message instead of email, then need to check if these Added Value Services are available at the UK Visa Application Centre in Abuja, Lagos Ikeja, or Victoria Island.