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UK Embassy Will No Longer Withhold Your Original Documents

The UK Embassy in Nigeria has adopted a new visa application process, the British High Commission disclosed on Friday 2, 2016.

The spokesman of the commission, Mr Joe Abuku described the new process as a slight change in which Visa staff now only needs electronic versions of support documents.

The new process, which takes effect from December 5, 2016, for customers applying for a UK visa in Lagos, Ikeja and Victoria Island, would bring applicants benefits from digital improvements to the UK visa application process.

“TLSContact (responsible for UK Visa Application Centres in Nigeria) will scan your supporting documents whilst you are at the visa application centre, and then return your original documents to you,”

“They will then send these (electronic) documents to UKVI, with your passport and application form, and visa officers will consider your application in the usual way”, the statement said.

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In order to avoid delays in the visa application centre, the commission requested applicants to ensure they complied with the requirement to provide all documents in A4 size, while any other documents smaller or larger than A4 should be photocopied onto A4 sized paper.

The statement also advised all customers to remove any clips or pins from documents before submitting their application.

The commission also warned that any “torn, crumpled or heavily creased documents”, which is difficult to photocopy, should be photocopied onto A4 sized paper before submitted, as they can’t be scanned in this regard.

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