Best Rated Steps on How to Apply UK Visa Without Refusal

Getting the best rated steps on how to apply UK visa without refusal is not a day job. This is the more reason why we have drafted articles like this to guide you on the basic Steps by Steps guide to apply for a UK Visa in Nigeria.

Furthermore, applicants who intend to travel to the United Kingdom to study, visit, for business or to live and work, and you do not know the steps to take to get a visa, all information on the steps to get your visa easily is given in this article.

Similarly, before an applicant can apply for a UK Visa there are several requirements, the most important of these requirements is a valid Nigerian Immigration passport valid for at least 30 days after the number of days to be spent in the UK. Application for an immigration passport can be done online or can be done at any immigration office in Nigeria.

Best Rated Steps on How to Apply UK Visa Without Refusal

Best Rated Steps on How to Apply UK Visa Without Refusal

United Kingdom (UK) TYPES OF VISA

Applicant wish to travel to the United Kingdom to stay for a long period of time the Long Term Visa is applied for. The Consulate expects you to have a tangible reason for you staying for that long.

The Visitor Visa:

The visitors visa is usually the most common type of visa. Applicants issued with this kind of Visa wishes to stay in the UK for a short period and the purpose for this kind of Visa is to visit friends and loved ones, for holiday, study, business, training, attend conference

Transit Visa:

Transit visa is also one of the most common issued visa across the world. This is due to the fact that its regularly issued when you are just passing through the UK. (That is when your flight would be stooping over at the UK airport before proceeding to your final destination.)

Official Diplomatic Visas:

The official diplomatic visa is a special kind of visa, issued to mostly government top ranking officials. This kind of Visa is usually short term.

Student Visa: 

The student visa is what is commonly used by the youth. This kind of Visa is issued to students who wants to study in the UK for a long period of time that can last up to three years.

Best Rated Steps on How to Apply UK Visa Without Refusal

Best Rated Steps on How to Apply UK Visa Without Refusal

Visa Requirements

  • First and foremost you need a valid international passport
  • Application Form – The UK visa form has is filled online
  • A recent passport sized color photograph on white background (45mmx35mm wide)
  • Visa Fee
  • Evidence of permission to be in UK if you are not a national of the Nigeria. e.g visa, green card, residence permit etc.
  • Photocopy of passport data page
  • Letter of Invitation
  • Original bank statement ( at least 6 months)
  • Birth certificate for children travelling with parents.
  • Applicant travelling on official business needs to attach a letter of invitation/confirmation of training/conference, with details of the Company’s Authorized representative including physical address and phone numbers.
  • Letter from sponsor
  • Utility bills
  • Hotel/flight bookings
  • Marriage certificate

Visit the UK immigration Visa Requirements for more information.

Lets go Further On How to Apply for UK Visa

Step 1:

First and foremost, the UK Visa must be applied through this url handled by Teleperformance – UK Application Centers in Lagos or Abuja. This company is in partnership with the UK Government for visas and immigration in Nigeria.

Step 2:

Secondly applicant would be asked on the type of visa he/she is applying for, therefore you have to find out the type of Visa that meet your requirements. The different kinds of Visa can be found on the UK immigration and Visa website. The UK Visa fee varies, the fees for different kinds of visas are indicated on the website. But, the fees for general visitor staying for a short period is 141 US Dollars. Your application fee can be seen on the website and appointments are booked at the UK Visa Application Centre.

Step 3:

At this point Once you have successfully filled the form online, GWF number will be issued, this number should however be taken note of for you will need this at some point during the processing of your visa. An email will be sent which will confirm your appointment date, location and the required documents to take along. Please note that the appoint can be rescheduled at any point in time before the actual date of you submission.

Step 4:

Applicant must register all travel documents/details on Teleperformance website, once your appointment has been booked. If you do not register, you will not be allowed to attend your appointment. Your application can also be tracked on Teleperformance website after you must have registered your details on their website.

Step 5:

This will be needful when travelling for you UK submission to Lagos or Abuja. Applicant for Uk appointment should come with the following :

  1. Complete copies of your application form and appointment confirmation
  2. Your passport and other documents that will be required.

Visa fee can only be paid online, nevertheless, applicant photo and fingerprints will be taken which is called biometrics and these are done at the Visa Application Centre. After this is done, your visa fee will not be refundable.

Try as much as possible to meet up with your scheduled appointment . Check your confirmation email for the date and time and make sure you get there in time for your appointment. If you are late, your application may be delayed as you will have to re-book your appointment.

According to Teleperformance website“Due to global changes in the way visa application are processed, children under 5 years old are now required to attend the Visa Application Centre to complete the application process. It is now mandatory for them to have their photo taken at the VAC. These changes do not affect applications that have already been submitted.”

Application Submission

Hmmm we are almost done with UK submission. Applicant should be aware that Submission of passports and other application requirements should be done on Monday to Friday between 8:30 A.M. to 4:30 P.M except on public holidays in Lagos and Abuja UK Application Center.

Visa Processing Time

Applicant are eager to know the processing time, so as to know their fate if positive or negative. The visa application processing takes within 15 to 21 working days, that is if you are on self service, other options are faster that self service option. However, some visa applications take more time in cases that have special attention in crime or history of refusal.

Visa Collection Period

Visa collection period is between 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. (Except for Public Holidays) from Monday to Friday. You should come with your application checklist, original ID and a photocopy of the data page of your passport. An SMS will be sent to you to confirm that your application has been sent to the UK Embassy on the submission day and you will be notified to come and retrieve your passport when it arrives back to the UK Application Center.

Please Note that a third party cannot collect your documents for you except Government representatives, a parent collecting for your child or collecting on behalf of your family if you applied together.

UK Visa Application Center Addresses

UK Visa Application Centre in Victoria Island, Lagos
1st Floor, Churchgate Tower 2
Plot PC31 Churchgate Street, Victoria Island, Lagos

UK Visa Application Centre in Ikeja, Lagos
TLS Contact Processing Services Ltd.
Etiebets Place, 21 Mobolaji Bank Anthony Way
Ikeja, Lagos

UK Visa Application Centre, Abuja.
TLS Contact Processing Services Ltd.
3rd floor El Yakub Plaza, Plot 1129
Zakariya Maimalari street, opp war college
Central Business Area, Abuja

UK Government for Visas & Immigration British High Commission, Lagos
Dangote House, Aguyi Ironsi Street Maitama District, Abuja

UK Government for Visas & Immigration British Deputy High Commission, Abuja
11 Walter Carrington Crescent, Victoria Island, Lagos.