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Ukraine War: UK Embassy Suspends Student, Work Visa Applications



THE United Kingdom (UK) Embassy in Nigeria has declared an interim suspension of work, study and family visa applications, as the emphasis was now being stationed on applications formulated under the Ukraine Family Scheme.

In a statement on Tuesday (March 15, 2022), the UK embassy disclosed that Ukraine Family Scheme was inaugurated in reaction to the humanitarian hardship arising from the aggression of Ukraine.

The statement named, ‘Temporary Suspension of Priority Visas for Student, Work and Family Applications’, further remarked that Nigerians, whose visas were ready for collection, would be called by the UK (VAC) Visa Application Centre

It read, “UK Immigration and Visa is presently prioritising applications made under the Ukraine Family Scheme, following its launch and in response to the humanitarian disaster arising from the aggression of Ukraine”.

“As a result, United Kingdom Visa and Immigration has temporarily postponed prerogative and super-priority actions for new work, study and family applications processing. A clients, who apply with standard applications in work, family and study routes may undergo some uncertainties in their visa application processing

The embassy says, they are still presently unqualified to offer Visa for traveller applications in Nigeria. Standard traveller passport applications are presently taking an average of one month and two weeks to process

Applicants will be called by the United Kingdom Visa Application Centre (VAC) when their passport is accessible for collection. They should not visit the Visa Application Centre until they have been called to do so.

The United Kingdom Embassy apologises for any obstacle this may cause