From Dec 5, UK Embassy Will No Longer Hold Your Original Documents

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The British High Commission on Friday in a statement said the UK Embassy in Nigeria has adopted a new visa application process.

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According to the spokesperson of the commission, Joe Abuku, the new process was a slight change in which Visa staff now only need electronic versions of support documents.

With the new process taking full effect as from December 5, 2016, customers applying for a UK visa in Lagos, Victoria Island and Ikeja, would bring applicants benefits from digital improvements to the UK visa application process.

The statement added that: “TLSContact (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.”

“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.”

In order to avoid delays in the visa application centre, the Commission requested applicants to ensure they complied with requirement to provide all documents in A4 size, while any other documents smaller or larger than A4 should be photocopied onto A4 sized paper.

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While advising all customers to remove any clips or pins from documents before submitting their application, the Commission warned that any torn, crumpled or heavily creased documents, which is difficult to photocopy, should be photocopied onto A4 sized paper before submitted, as they can’t be scanned in this condition.



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