In a bid to enhance accessibility and streamline visa application services for Nigerian residents, the British High Commission has unveiled a new temporary submission centre for UK visas in Enugu State.
This announcement was made in a notice released on Monday, underscoring the British government’s commitment to facilitating visa processes and providing convenience for Nigerian applicants.
The new submission centre is strategically situated at the Omedel Luxury Hotel, located at 4/6 Link Road off Pascal and Jerk Bus Stop, Independence Layout, Enugu. Beginning operations on September 13, this centre is set to offer a twice-weekly service, accommodating a range of applicants’ needs.
One of the noteworthy features of this new centre is the appointment system, which permits applicants to select Enugu as their preferred application location when applying for a UK Visa. This addition complements the existing submission centres in Abuja, Lagos, and Port Harcourt, allowing for more accessibility and convenience.
Furthermore, the Enugu submission centre has been designated as a Premium Location, offering an array of services at a cost of NGN 246,250.00. This fee includes access to a Premium Lounge appointment, courier return of documents, SMS notifications, general customer support, and expert guidance throughout the visa application process. The premium services aim to provide applicants with a comfortable and efficient experience.
To ensure optimal service delivery, the British High Commission will closely monitor the demand for visa services at the Enugu submission centre.
Based on demand, the commission is prepared to review and potentially expand its offerings to cater to a larger volume of applicants effectively.
The commission has entrusted TLS with the responsibility of managing this submission centre. TLS will conduct a thorough trial run of the Enugu location for at least three months, assessing the uptake of services and gathering valuable data to make informed decisions regarding the centre’s continuation.
This development follows the recent announcement made in August, where the UK introduced a new visa application centre in Port Harcourt, the capital of Rivers State. The Port Harcourt centre is situated at the prestigious Présidential Hôtel, located at 5141 Aba Road, Port Harcourt, Rivers State, further expanding the network of visa services available to Nigerians.
In sum, the establishment of the temporary submission centre in Enugu State reflects the British High Commission’s commitment to facilitating visa applications, offering premium services, and enhancing convenience for Nigerian citizens aspiring to visit the United Kingdom.
As the centre begins operations on September 13, it is expected to alleviate the visa application process for residents of Enugu State and nearby regions.