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The United Kingdom

The United Kingdom

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The United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland, popularly known as the United Kingdom (UK or U.K.) or Britain, is a sovereign country located off the north­western coast of the European mainland with a total area of is 240,000 km^2 (94,000 square miles). The United Kingdom includes the north­eastern part of the island of Ireland, the island of Great Britain, and many smaller islands. Northern Ireland shares a land border with the Republic of Ireland; otherwise, it is surrounded by the Atlantic Ocean, with the Celtic Sea to the southwest, the English Channel to the south, and the North Sea to the east, giving it the twelfth longest coastline in the world. The Irish Sea divides Great Britain and Ireland.

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Documents Required for a United Kingdom visa in Nigeria

  • Leave Approval: Firstly, you need to get leave approval from work to show as proof of employment
  • Passport: A passport that is valid for at least 6 months is essential.
  • Bank statement: Request for a six-month bank statement from your bank. If you own a corporate account, request its statement and reference letter too.
  • Tax: Get a copy of your tax ready (if available) for your application.
  • Payslip: You need to request a 4-month payslip from your employer.
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  • CAC: If you are self-employed, your business registration document (CAC) is required for a UK visa application. So, you will skip the 5 above.
  • Introduction Letter: A letter from your company is mandatory. Ask them to input your details as they are on your passport, your role in the company, your annual salary, and your purpose of visit. It must be addressed to the UK Embassy.
  • Invitation Letter: Request an invitation letter from your host if invited. Your host must include your details, their name, passport number, status in the UK, the purpose of the visit, the relationship, and duration of stay
  • Utility Bills: The host’s utility bills should be included in your application if s/he intends to accommodate you during your stay in the UK.
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  • Host’s documents: Request for the host’s work details and bank statements if they intend to pay part of your expenses in the UK.
  • Data Page or Permit: Also, your host must send a copy of the data page or resident permit.
  • Accommodation: Lastly, you will have to provide proof of accommodation for the duration of your stay. If your host intends to accommodate you, then their utility bill is essential. For a tourist, a hotel reservation is compulsory.
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How To Apply For a United Kingdom Visa from Nigeria – Online Process

In order to transmit your application, you must follow this step-by-step process. So, here is how to apply for a UK visa from Nigeria.
• Firstly, visit the UK official website at GOV.UK, to create a user account.
• Click on the Visa and Immigration link and;
• Click on the Visit the UK link.
• Select Standard Visitor Visa. Standard Visitor visa covers for leisure (holiday or to see your family and friends), business (take part in sports, conference or creative events), and other reasons like private medical treatment.
• You must fill out the application. Ensure you input a valid email address where a link to your application can be sent, in case you need to continue at a later time.
• Pay the visa fee ($137 for a 6 month UK visa. It is subject to change). You need to acknowledge the information you have put in so far so that you can proceed to the payment section.
• Finally, when you make the payment, it redirects to the TLSContact portal where you can book an appointment for biometrics. In the drop-down menu, select where you prefer to take your biometric. You have 3 options, Abuja, Ikeja, and Victoria Island. Once you have chosen a location, you cannot undo this process again. Please note that Victoria Island center is more expensive due to tax and other associated costs.
Please note that when selecting appointment dates, do not select 9 am and 12 am as they are reserved for prime time (24hr) applicants, except you want the service. So when you get an appointment date sent to you via email, you must print it out, and download a checklist that is available to you on the portal.

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