The British high commissioner, Mr Paul Arkwright announced that the UK embassy has introduced as special same day uk visa service for Nigerians, whereby applicants will be able to apply for their visa and receive it on the same day. This will incur an additional cost for this premium service.
While making a speech at the 40th Anniversary of the Nigerian British Chamber of Commerce, NBBC, held in Lagos on Monday 24th April 2017, he advised that Nigerians wishing to secure as UK visa will enjoy this express same day service,
For those that cannot afford the cost of the same day service, for a reduced amount, there is also a new turn around time of 5 Days to receive their visa after application.
All other visas will take up to 15 days.
He mentioned that UK welcomes Nigerians to their country to study and do business and invest in the economy. In 2016, out of 140, 000 Nigerians who applied for a student visa, 90% of them successfully received a study visa. and for all other visa types, 70% of those who applied received a visa.