THE BRITISH High Commission in Nigeria has announced a temporary suspension of study, work, and family visa applications for Nigerians.
A statement Tuesday by the UK Visas and Immigration explained that this is because priority has now been placed on applications made under the Ukraine Family Scheme in response to the humanitarian crisis caused by Russia’s invasion of Ukraine.
In a statement titled, “Temporary Suspension of Priority Visas for Student, Work and Family Application,” UKVI said Nigerians with standard applications in study, work, and family routes may experience delays in the processing of their applications.
It reads, “UK Visas and Immigration is currently prioritising 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 have 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.,”