If you are a Nigerian student with the desire to further your education in the UK, we have some really good news for you. The good news is that UK student visa application processing in Nigeria has resumed.
According to a post on twitter, Priority Visa applications for work and study routes have resumed in Nigeria and this took effect from the 24th of January.
There are however some things that you should take note of. One of them is that the Priority Visa services will be just for people applying at the Visa Application Centres in Nigeria with regards to work and study routes.
These services can only be gotten through the TLS website. You can make the purchase at the time of scheduling a VAC appointment.
It was also made clear that Super Priority Visa (SPV) service will not be resumed yet but only PV services are currently been offered. This is as a result of the continued impact of COVID-19 on courier routes.
However there is hope that along the line, other services will also resume.
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We also have to point out at this juncture that if you are applying for a UK student visa application, you might experience some delays.
Standard UK visitor visas are also not being processed at a fast rate and the reason for this is that there is a really high demand.
However, be rest assured that the UKVI are doing all that they can, so just exercise a little patience.
Remember that on Dec. 6, 2021, the British High Commission suspended visa applications from red list countries, and one of those countries was Nigeria.
Also the flexi appointment or walk-in service for those applying for UK visa Nigeria was temporarily suspended and this was for the protection of applicants outside the Visa Application Centres.
Nigerian nationals are the third largest nationality group this year when it comes to Sponsored Study grants with about 31%.
Moving on, travellers going to England but are fully vaccinated will no longer be required to take COVID-19 tests. This will take effect from Feb. 11, 2022. The only thing that will be required is a PLF that is a Passenger Locator Form.
The Passenger Locator Form will not be complicated at all. It will show vaccination status, travel history as well as contact details of the traveller.
Travellers will also be provided with one more day to be able to properly fill the form before embarking on the journey.