UK Visa Application Processing Requirements, UK Visa Fess & Application Centres

Are you applying for a UK Visa either for the purpose of visiting the UK as a tourist, schooling in the UK or or a business ventures, here is the basic requirements for applying for a UK short stay visa, in this post will will share with you all the basic info you need to know about applying and getting a Uk visa from nigeria.

If you want to travel to the United Kingdom either for educational purpose, tourism, business, or to live and work, and you do not know how to get your visa, do not worry any longer. We have put together this detailed guide to the UK visa application that will make your visa application a lot easier.

Before beginning process of applying for a United kingdom, UK visa, its important to know the different classes of visa that are being issue to migrants to the UK. and i must also let you know how important it is to have a valid international passport which should still be valid for at least 1 month after your intended stay in the United Kingdom. You can easily apply for your passport online or at the nearest immigration office in any state in Nigeria.

Noe that ECOWAS passport may not a valid travel document if you are applying for a UK visa so it advisable to get a standard Nigerian passport if you want to apply for UK visa from nigeria


If you have traveled to the UK before, then you would know that the most commonly issued UK visa is the Standard Visitor Visa ( UK Tourist Visa). The Visitor/ Tourist Visa is a short stay visa which allows you to stay in the Uk for a of up to 6 months. With the UK tourist visa, you can get to visit friends and relatives in the Uk, go on a holiday or vacation, study, conduct business, attend conferences and training programmes, or transit through the country.
united kingdom, Uk standard visitor has replaced the Family Visitor / General Visitor / Child Visitor / Business Visitor / Sports Visitor / Entertainer Visitor / Prospective Entrepreneur visa but with this package you will be having a stay period of 6 months

If you want to get more information about the Uk standard visa, simply visit the Uk visa and migration website for more details.

Carefully read all the basic UK visa requirements below to ensure you meet the criteria for getting a Uk visa in nigeria.

UK Visa Requirements

  • A valid Nigerian international passport with a page that is blank on both sides
  • Completed visa application form (this is filled in online)
  • One passport photograph that meets the requirements
  • Visa fee
  • Proof of finances (e.g. original bank statement that is not older than 3 months)
  • Confirmation of accommodation and flight bookings
  • A letter of invitation if you are being sponsored by a friend or family member
  • Original marriage certificate if you are traveling with your spouse
  • Birth certificates for your children if you are traveling together
  • Recent utility bills
  • If you are traveling for business you will need to include: a letter of invitation confirmation of training/confirmation of conference; and full details for an authorised representative from your company and their contact details

Note: one of the Uk visa requirement i find really strange is the fact that you have to present a financial statement which shows that you make some good and consistent income over a long period.
An income of about ₦200,000 and above is considered a safe amount, or less the United kingdom embassy may find it hard to trust that you will return to Nigeria

How to Apply for UK Visa

To apply for a UK visa in nigeria simply follow the four simple steps we have listed below.
Step 1: Crate a user account on the UK immigration website at GOV.UK website. On the UK visa and immigration website, you can also double check what type of visa you will need for your trip on the United kingdom

Step 2: Fill out the UK visa application form, after wich you will be required to  pay the  UK visa fee, and book an appointment at a Visa Application Centre (see below). You will receive an email confirming your appointment and what documents you will need to take along. You will also be given a GWF number which you will need for the next step.

Step 3: Register your details on the TLScontact website. If you don’t register, you will not be allowed to attend your appointment. You can track your application on the TLScontact website after you have registered.

Step 4: Go for your Visa appointment and submit your biometrics at a UK Visa Application Centre. To avoid any delays in the application process you should bring along the following:

  • Your original passport
  • Printed copies of your online application form and appointment confirmation
  • Receipt of payment of visa fees
  • All the required documents as stated above
  • Supporting documents

How Much is UK Visa Fees

The cost of a Standard UK Visitor /tourist Visa is currently about ₦45,000 ($125). The UK visa fees are different for each visa category. TFo the full list of Uk visa and visa fees viisit  GOV.UK website.

UK Visa Processing

After applying and submiting your Uk visa application form, you will ahve to wait for four to six working days provided your documentations are correct. However, in some cases your UK visa application processing period might take up to 30 days

UK Visa Application Centre Addresses

UK Visa Application Centre in Victoria Island, Lagos
First Floor, Churchgate Building, Tower 2,

Churchgate Street, Victoria Island, Lagos

Website: TLScontact Victoria Island, Lagos

UK Visa Application Centre in Ikeja, Lagos
Ground & First Floors, Etiebets Place,

21 Mobolaji Bank Anthony Way

Website: TLScontact Lagos

UK Visa Application Centre, Abuja.
Third floor, El-Yakub Building (beside Metro Plaza), Plot 1129

Zakariya Maimalari Street, Central Business District

Website: TLScontact Abuja

British Deputy High Commission, Lagos
11 Walter Carrington Crescent

British High Commission, Abuja
Plot 1137, Diplomatic Drive, Central Business District

If you recently applied for a UK Visa or have traveled to the United kingdom, we would like to hear your Experience and thanks UK Visa application Page

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