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Covid-19 fallout: UK offers free visa replacement for Nigerians

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The British High Commission in Nigeria has pledged to replace, free of charge, the 30-day visa of successful applicants who were billed to travel to the UK before the lockdown occasioned by the Covid-19 pandemic.

This was made known on the Commission’s verified Tweeter handle @UKinNigeria in a statement titled: “Update on VAC Services from The BHC Nigeria”.

The Commission said the free visa replacement will be opened till December 2o2o. Beneficiaries would be those who intend to travel to the UK for work, study or to join their families.

The statement read in part, “As a result of the disruptions to travel caused by COVID-19, we are experiencing high demand for replacement vignettes for 30-day visas to travel to the UK for work, study or to join family.

“If an individual’s 30-day visa to travel to the UK for work, study or to join family has expired, or is about to expire, they can request a replacement visa with revised validity dates free of charge until the end of this year. This does not apply to other types of visas. This process will be in place until the end of 2020. The replacement visa will be valid for 90 days.’

“To request a replacement visa, individuals can arrange to return their passport to their Visa Application Centre in Nigeria without an appointment.”

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