Following the surge in the United Kingdom visa applications by Nigerians and the need to fasten processing time, the British High Commission will on Wednesday, 13 September 2023, open a new temporary submission centre for UK visas in Enugu State.
This was confirmed in a statement signed by the British High Commission Nigeria office in Abuja.
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According to the High Commission, the temporal office for submission of visa applications in Enugu will be the Omedel Luxury Hotel, 4/6 Link Road off Pascal and Jerk Bustop, Independence Layout, Enugu. It said It will in the interim, “offer a twice-a-week service.”
According to the High Commission, “The appointment system allows an applicant to select Enugu as their application location when applying for a UK Visa. This is in addition to current locations in Abuja. Lagos and Port Harcourt.”
It added that “The temporary submission centre in Enugu opens as a Premium Location meaning it will cost NGN246,250.00, which includes a Premium Lounge appointment, courier return, SMS notifications, general customer support and guidance.”
It disclosed that demand for visa services will be carefully monitored, and service reviewed, with a view to expanding operations should there be sufficient turn up at the centre. “TLS will try this location for at least three months to assess uptake of the service and enable decisions on continuation,” the statement added.
This is good news for UK visa applicants in the South-East of the country who may have the challenge of booking appointments at the High Commission’s in Lagos, Abuja and Port Harcourt.