The United Kingdom government has resumed the processing of work and study visa applications in Nigeria.
This was confirmed in a statement released on its verified social media handles. The statement read:
“From January 24, TLS will resume offering some Priority Visa (PV) Services in our Nigerian visa application centres.
PV services will only be available to customers applying at VACs in Nigeria in work and study routes. These services will only be available via the TLS website and can be purchased when making a VAC appointment.”
The United Kingdom Mission in Nigeria had on January 10, 2022, announced a temporary suspension of the Flexi Appointment, known as the walk-in service, at its Visa Application Centres.
In a statement on Monday, the mission noted that the move was to ensure the safety of its customers who stand outside the VAC.
The Mission added that visa applicants will not be attended to should they appear before their appointment date.
The UK Mission, however, stated that there would be exceptions for serious cases such as health emergencies, which would be on a case-by-case basis.
The statement added that applications for student visas are being processed within the normal time frame.
“We are aware that large numbers of prospective students are queuing outside of the Visa Application Centre to try and secure a visa appointment. Student applications are being processed within the customer service standard of 15 working days,”
the statement reads.