Apply for a UK visa – GOV.UK: 6 Easy Steps to Apply for a UK Visa in Nigeria

Easy Steps to Apply for a UK Visa in Nigeria

uk visa —In this article today I will be showing you how to apply for the United Kingdom visa in Nigeria. I know this has been given so many persons issue even as I have gotten a lot of calls regarding to such quarries on how to apply for uk visa / uk immigration.

The UK Visa application is one of the easy type of application to apply if only you follow the guidelines and procedures I have provided below on the UK embassy website properly. There are different types of UK visa:  immigrants who need to travel to any of the cities in the UK and stay for a given period of time should apply for the Long Term Visa. So therefore, you will be expected to give your chief reasons for your long term stay in the United Kingdom.

The common and most recognized uk visa is known as the Visitor’s or tourist visa which is been issued for a short stay in UK. The reason for this type of visa is to

  1. visit loved ones, friends and as well families
  2. seminars
  3. holidays
  4. vacation
  5. business
  6. training
  7. transit visa.
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There are short-term visas that are issued to Government authorities called which is called the Official and Diplomatic Visas. The Student Visa is issued to students who wished to study in any city in the UK for a given period of time that can last up to three years.


Below I have laid down the step by step guidelines which will help you while applying for the UK visa. I recommend you follow this steps I have given you.


Visit UK Immigration and visa site here to find out the type of visa you should apply for. The UK Visa fee changes; see the application fees for different categories under the type of visa you need. At the same time, for general visitor short-term visas, the visa application fee which is cost for 141 $US Dollars. From the UK Visa and Immigration site, you will find some answers regarding your application fees also book your appointment with the UK Visa Application Center.

Step 2

After which you have filled out the UK visa application form online, you will then be given a GWF number, which should be kept in a safe place because, it will be required from you later on. You will also get an

  • email confirmation of your Visa appointment date
  • the address and
  • the required documents  you will take along with you there.

Step 3

On the day of your appointment at the UK Visa Application Center, you will be required to bring alongside the documents listed below and this documents are:

There is gradual process after the payment of your visa fees and that is your picture and fingerprints { thumb prints}– biometrics will also be done at the Visa Application Center. After all this is been completed, your visa fees will be non-refundable note that.

  1. Plan to be there 15 minutes ahead of schedule at the visa application center
  2. Bring your appointment letter and application packages
  3. your international passport, along with a valid ID or travel document with at least 1 page that is blank on both sides.  When you arrive at the visa application center, you will be given a number. Hold on to the card until the number on the card is called to make your way to the interview window box.

Step 4

Make a choice if you would like to pick up your documents back in person at the visa application center or to have them mailed to you by post. If you choose to collect your visa in person, the pickup time is between 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m working days. With the exception of Public Holidays from Monday to Friday. You will also be required to bring alongside

  • your application package again
  • photo ID and
  • a photocopy of the biodata page of your international passport too.

Note that you will be alerted through an SMS when your application has been sent to the UK Embassy on the submission day and you will also be notified of the return of your international passport back to the UK Application Center.

Visa Requirements

  • A valid travel passport (ECOWAS passport)
  • Application Form – The UK visa form has to be filled online
  • One passport-sized color photo on white background. not more than 6 months old (carrying 45mmx35mm wide)
  • Your Visa Fees
  • Evidence of permission to travel to the UK if you are not a national of the Nigeria. Such as visa, green card, residence permits etc.
  • Photocopy of passport information page
  • Letter of Invitation
  • Financial proof, original bank statement ( at least 6 months)
  • Birth certificate for children traveling with parents.
  • Applicant traveling on an official business should attach a letter of invitation/confirmation of training/conference, with full details of the Company’s Authorized representative; physical address and phone numbers.
  • Supporting document from sponsor/friend
  • Utility bills
  • Details of hotel/flight bookings
  • Marriage certificate if applicable

I am sure this information finds you well and if you needs our help, inquiries, and questions, you can use the comment box below…. dont forget that you can share this information to your loved once and friends by using any of the social media share button below.

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