The British High Commission in Nigeria has informed that it will replace, for free, the 30-day visa of individuals that were supposed to travel to the United Kingdom before the lockdown occasioned by the COVID-19 pandemic.
It said the free visa replacement will be opened till December 2020 and it permits only those who will be travelling to the UK for work, study or to join their families.
The information was contained in a statement by the Commission on Thursday titled, ‘Update on VAC Services From The BHC Nigeria’ posted on its verified Twitter handle, @UKinNigeria.
The statement reads 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.”