The United Kingdom Embassy in Nigeria has announced a temporary suspension of study, work and family visa application as it currently prioritizes applications made under the Ukraine Family Scheme.
The development was announced Teusday in a statement by the United Kingdom Embassy in Nigeria.
It made it known in a statement title,”Temporary Suspension of Priority Visa for Student, Work and Family Applications”. It was now focusing on the Ukraine Family Scheme, which was launched due to the humanitarian crisis arising from the Russian invasion of Ukraine.
The statement also noted that Nigerians, whose passports were ready for collection, will be contacted by the Visa Application Center.
According to the PUNCH, it said“UK Visas and Immigration is currently prioritizing applications made under the Ukraine Family Scheme, following its launch and in response to the humanitarian crisis arising from the invasion of Ukraine.
“As a result, UKVI has temporarily suspended priority and super-priority services for new study, work, and family applications. Customers with standard applications in study, work, and family routes may experience some delays in the processing of their application.
“We are still currently unable to offer PV for visitor applications in Nigeria. Standard visitor visa applications are currently taking an average of six weeks to process.
“Applicants will be contacted by the Visa Application Centre (VAC) when their passport is ready for collection. They should not attend the VAC until they have been invited to do so.
“Where there are extremely compassionate or compelling circumstances (for example, a medical emergency), UKVI may consider expediting specific cases. However, the bar for this is high and will be assessed on a case-by-case basis. If a request is exceptionally urgent, applicants can contact UK Visas and Immigration for help. Please note that this is a chargeable service for overseas customers.
“We apologise for any inconvenience this may cause.”