Elections: UK announces closure of visa application centres in Lagos, Abuja
The United Kingdom has announced that it will close it’s visa application centres in Lagos and Abuja on Friday and next Monday following the general election scheduled for February 25.
The UK Visas and Immigration disclosed this via its Twitter handle on Tuesday.
“The Visa Application Centres in Abuja, Ikeja and Victoria Island will be closed on Friday, February 24 and Monday, February 27,” the UK government agency tweeted.
“No VAC appointments will be booked on these days and customers will not be able to access the VAC to collect documents/passports.”
However, it stated that customers have the option to purchase the Keep my Passport and Courier return services in advance of the VAC closure, in order to retain their passport during the period of closure.
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It assured that UKVI will continue to make decisions on all visa applications.
“Priority Visa services remain available. Super Priority Visa services will be suspended on Wednesday 22nd and Thursday 23rd because the next working day opening is not until Tuesday 28th.
“The British High Commission offices are not involved in visa decision making and do not hold passports and so are unable to assist,” the tweet added
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