Coronavirus Pandemic: UK To Resume Visa Applications In Nigeria Soon

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The British High Commission in Nigeria has said it will soon restart visa applications from Nigerians ready to travel to the United Kingdom.

The Commission noted that Nigerians hoping to visit the UK could do so once international flights resume in Nigeria.

With the resumption of domestic flights in Nigeria this week, many Nigerians are hopeful that the Federal Government will lift the ban on international flights.

In a statement on Thursday, the British High Commission in Abuja said visa application centres which were initially suspended due to the pandemic would reopen “when it is safe to do”.

The statement read, “We know there are many Nigerian nationals hoping to travel to the UK when flights resume, both for employment and to see family members.

“UKVI are working closely with TSL contact, our commercial partner, to reopen visa application centres that were suspended due to COVID-19.

“UK visa application centres are reopening in phased manner globally when it is safe to do so and when we can operate an effective service.

“TSL contact are putting appropriate measures in place and working hard to reopen in Nigeria. We will share details of when VACs will reopen soon.”

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