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UK Govt Resumes Processing Of Visitors Visa For Nigerians

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The British High Commission has lifted the suspension on the issuance of visitor’s visas to Nigerians and other countries previously on the United Kingdom red list.

Recall that the UK had placed Nigeria and ten other countries on a red list following the discovery of COVID-19 Omicron variant.

Following the introduction of the red list, the UK High Commission suspended the issuance of visitor visas to all applicants from red list countries.

However, Nigeria and some other countries were on Wednesday removed from the lift.

The UK Visas and Immigration (UKVI), had in a statement said, “From 4:00 am on 15th December, all countries currently on the red list will be removed”.

”In line with the lifting of red list restrictions, UK Visas & Immigration (UKVI) will also lift the pause on processing visitor visas in all countries previously on the red list.

“Visit visas only cover travel to the UK for tourism, visiting family and friends, undertaking short-term business activities (for example, attending meetings), undertaking short-term studies (under 6 months), taking part in research or exchange programmes as an academic, medical reason (for example, receiving private medical treatment).”



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