British High Commission announces new rules for UK Visa application

The British High Commission in Nigeria has announced a new process for Nigerians applying for UK visas  to go through.


In a statement obtained by newsmen on Friday, Joe Abuku, the spokesperson of the Commission, explained that the slight change means visa staff now only need scanned versions of support documents.

This new process takes effect from December 5, for those who will be applying for a UK visa in Victoria Island and Ikeja in Lagos.

“TLS Contact, the agency responsible for UK Visa Application Centres in Nigeria will scan your supporting documents whilst you’re at the visa application centre, and then return your original documents to you,” the statement said.

“They will then send these (electronic) documents to UKVI, with your passport and application form, and visa officers will consider your application in the usual way.”

The Commission has requested that applicants provide all documents in A4 size to avoid delays. Documents smaller or larger than A4, should be photocopied onto A4-sized paper.

It also advised customer to remove any clips or pins from documents before submitting their application.



  1. What about Visa fee? Is that going to be reduced considering this recession. Anyway nobody will force you guys to reduce it by the time your revenue dwindles

  2. British High Commission it’s high time you follow the USA visa application system that has totally eliminated touting and middle men. It’s the simplest and best visa processing system in Nigeria. Apart from the $160 fee for any type of visa you don’t pay additional fee just go for your appointment and collect your passport at the designated DHL office u chose within 3-5 working days

  3. @Bott & Mcarthy. Lol!!!. Reduction in revenue, what a joke? Do you think they care. Must you travel, stay in your country and repair it. That’s what the Brits and Americans did during the last recession. They were not hitchhiking the whole world. It is not my force!!!!

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