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UK Visitor Visa Fees

If you are planning to visit the United Kingdom as a tourist or for a short-term visit, you will need to apply for a UK Visitor Visa. The fees for UK visitor visas vary depending on the type and duration of your visit.

Contact us today in Nigeria on +23413438882 or connect with our UK office on +44 (0) 3316300929 for trusted visa services and detailed information on UK Visitor Visa fees for Nigerians. Or, use the online contact form to submit an enquiry.

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Overview of UK Visitor Visa for Nigerians

The UK Visitor Visa allows individuals from outside the European Economic Area (EEA) and Switzerland to visit the UK for a number of different reasons, such as tourism, business meetings, visiting family or receiving medical treatment.

Eligible Nigerians are able to visit the United Kingdom on a Visitor Visa for various purposes, often subject to meeting a number of set requirements, and payment of the prescribed visa and application fees.

To be eligible for a UK Visitor Visa, you need to demonstrate the following:

  • You intend to visit the UK for a specific purpose and a limited duration
  • You have enough funds to cover your trip and support yourself during your stay
  • You plan to leave the UK at the end of your visit
  • You have strong ties to your home country, such as employment, property, or family, to ensure your return
  • You have a valid passport
  • You are in good health and character

UK Visitor Visa Fees – Standard Application Charges in Nigeria

The cost of applying for a UK visa varies depending on the type of visa and the specific circumstances of the applicant. It is important to check with Nigeria Immigration Advice Service visa agents for the most up-to-date information on visa charges.

  • Short-term (up to 6 months): £115
  • Long-term (2 years): £400
  • Long-term (5 years): £771
  • Long-term (10 years): £933

Whether you’re applying for a short-term Visit Visa or considering long-term options, our experienced advisors will guide you through the visa fee payment process, eliminating any confusion or surprises. Reach out to our Nigeria office on +23413438882 or our UK office on +44 (0) 3316300929 right away.

How can I pay the UK Visitor Visa fees in Nigeria?

The UK Visitor Visa fees in Nigeria can be paid online, by bank deposit, or at designated centers.

  • Online payments require visiting the official visa application website or service provider’s website.
  • Bank deposits require visiting a designated bank and depositing the visa fee amount into the specified bank account.
  • Cash payments can be made at designated centers, which may be affiliated with the visa application process or authorized payment collection centers.

Specific payment methods and procedures may vary from time to time. It is recommended to seek guidance from a reputable visa consultant such as IAS for the most accurate and up-to-date information regarding the payment options for UK Visitor Visa fees in Nigeria.

How is the UK Visitor Visa Fee Calculated?

The UK Visitor Visa fee is calculated and varies based on several factors such as:

Visa Category – The fee can varies based on the specific visitor visa category you are applying for, such as a standard visitor visa, business visitor visa, family visitor visa, or medical visitor visa.

Visa Duration – The fee may differ based on the length of time you intend to stay in the UK.

Exchange Rate – The visa fee is provided in British pounds but if you are applying in Nigeria, you would need to convert the GBP amount into Nigerian Naira (NGN) using the current exchange rate at the time of payment.

It’s important to note that in addition to the visa fee, there may be other associated costs, such as service charges or fees for additional services like priority processing or courier services. These optional services can vary and may incur additional charges.

Are you planning to visit the UK from Nigeria? Speak to us for a run-down of the fees and application process.

Possible Additional Costs During UK Visitor Visa Application

In addition to the standard application fee, there may be additional costs associated with your UK visa application. Here are some common additional costs you may encounter.

Biometric Appointment Fee – When applying for certain types of visas, you may be required to attend a biometric appointment to provide your fingerprints and have your photograph taken. There is usually a fee associated with this appointment, which covers the cost of biometric data collection.

Priority or Expedited Processing – If you require faster processing of your visa application, you may have the option to choose a priority or expedited service. This service comes with an additional fee but can significantly reduce the processing time of your application.

Priority Services – UK Visitor Visa Application Nigeria

The cost of premium services for UK Visitor Visa applications varies depending on the specific services chosen and the location where you are applying from.

These services offer expedited processing and additional conveniences for applicants.

Priority Service – The fee for the Priority Service is typically lower than the Super Priority Service but higher than the standard application fee. The fee for the Priority Service is around £500 in Nigeria. This service aims to provide a faster processing time, usually within a few working days.

Super Priority Service – The Super Priority Service offers the fastest processing time for UK Visitor Visa applications. The fee for the Super Priority Service is around £1000 in Nigeria. With this service, the decision on your visa application is usually made within 24 hours.

How Can IAS Help?

We can assist you with your UK Visitor Visa application from Nigeria in several ways.

Our experts can assess your visa application and provide you with a clear breakdown of the applicable visa fees based on your specific circumstances. This ensures that you have a comprehensive understanding of the costs involved before proceeding with your application.

Our immigration advisors also provide information on priority processing options that may be available to speed up your application from Nigeria. We will explain the associated fees and guide you through the process of selecting expedited processing if you require a faster decision on your application.

For more complex visa cases that involve additional fees or specific financial requirements, we will provide you with specialized support. IAS legal advisors can navigate intricate scenarios, such as financial thresholds for spouse visas, helping you understand the specific costs and guiding you through the compliance process.

Contact us today in Nigeria on +23413438882 or connect with our UK office on +44 (0) 3316300929 for trusted visa services and detailed information on UK Visitor Visa fees for Nigerians. Or, use the online contact form to submit an enquiry.

Our legal advisors can make a solid case in helping you obtain a UK visitor visa.

We offer immigration advice sessions as face to face appointments at our Lagos office, all of our UK offices, or via the phone.

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Frequently Asked Questions

No, the visa fee for a UK Visitor Visa application is generally non-refundable, even if your application is rejected.

Yes, there may be fee waivers or reduced fees available for certain categories of applicants for a UK Visitor Visa. These waivers or reductions are typically provided to individuals who meet specific criteria or fall under certain circumstances. IAS expert immigration advisors are well-versed in the latest immigration policies and can provide guidance on potential eligibility for such concessions.

The UK visa application fees are generally non-refundable, regardless of whether the application has been approved, rejected, or withdrawn.

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