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Paul Arkwright

Paul Arkwright, British High Commissioner in Nigeria

The UK has launched Super Priority Visa Service in Nigeria to allow customers to process their applications within 24 hours.

The British High Commission, in its website, said the new service was to particularly meet the needs of those who required urgent service to travel.

The High Commission quoted the British High Commissioner, Paul Arkwright, as welcoming the introduction of the Super Priority Visa service in Nigeria.

“I am pleased to see the Super Priority Visa service being launched in Nigeria. This comes with an additional cost but is designed to give greater flexibility to our customers and underlines our strong commitment to make improvements to the visa services we offer.

We expect this new service to be particularly useful for business. We understand that business opportunities and urgent requirements can arise at very short notice.

We recognise this and want to facilitate such travel to the UK with this new super-fast service,” Arkwright said.

The High Commission said the introduction of the service allowed customers greater flexibility to choose from a number of visa products to meet their needs.

“It is offered alongside our current Priority Visa (front of queue processing five to seven-day) and standard (15-day) services. The UK is the only European country to offer a visa decision in 24 hours. The Super Priority Visa service is aimed largely at key business customers and those needing to travel urgently by providing a visa decision for collection at the Visa Application Centre the working day following submission,” it stated.

It said the service costs £750 in addition to the visa fee and would be available to eligible customers applying in the Abuja and Lagos Visa Application Centres.

The High Commission said those applying in the “Visitors” or “Points Based System Tier 4” are eligible to use the Super Priority Service.

“Extending the Super Priority Visa service to Nigeria is another example of how the UK is leading the world in the provision of premium visa services for those coming to the UK to visit, do business or study,” it added.

21 Comments

  1. Missappleberry

    August 10, 2016 at 4:04 pm

    That’s not what we want! They should reduce their visa fees!

    • samuel

      August 10, 2016 at 4:12 pm

      Abi oh my sister, and we are supposed to be commonwealth together oh. Just be chopping peoples money irrespective of whether you give them visa or not. yeye people

  2. Person pikin

    August 10, 2016 at 4:10 pm

    I thought commonwealth citizens are allowed visa free UK entry?

    • Iris

      August 10, 2016 at 8:06 pm

      Lmao you don’t know Commonwealth has levels? Canada for instance is an actual commonwealth country. In Nigeria it is for name to make us feel better.
      They’re funny. They’ve turned us into their cash cows and are trying to make it seem we are the ones being done the favour. Anyhow I guess some people will appreciate it…

    • Mz Socially Awkward....

      August 10, 2016 at 10:18 pm

      I tell you! Real cash cows and we’re here just lapping it up!

      £750 IN ADDITION TO THE USUAL VISA FEE??? What kind of daylight robbery is this??? Mr. Paul Akwright, HOW MUCH IS YOUR OWN SALARY, THAT NIGERIANS WILL BE GIVING YOU £750 FOR EACH FAST TRACK APPLICATION??????

      These are the same Britons that when Turkey increased their entry fee for British nationals from £25 to £50 or some such, see as dem vex!…. Almost £1000 and over, for ordinary visa – you no go fit work when you reach, you go still find money for airfare, still get to hold something to spend on your holiday. Chai!! Even if UK economy wan hold brake, they’ll always be assured of a STEADY cash inflow from their 3rd world consulates. CHAI!!!

  3. o

    August 10, 2016 at 4:13 pm

    £750 extra in addition to the extraordinarily high visa fees??? Issokay!!!

  4. Prince

    August 10, 2016 at 4:28 pm

    I hope those that have been shouting since yesterday that Uk now offers free visa to all commonwealth countries can now take a chill pill.
    Imagine UK is like Dubai, we go don flood the place

  5. Delta geh

    August 10, 2016 at 4:45 pm

    I knew it was gonna be pricey. Who has time to be wasting 750 pounds? Just apply ahead of time #shikena

  6. Nne

    August 10, 2016 at 5:05 pm

    Thievery! As in Ielts never belly full una?
    Nigerians beware and take note…..#moneysuckingbastards

  7. Adaobi

    August 10, 2016 at 5:46 pm

    This is not news now. They started this about a month ago or so. Mr Paul,u wan chop more money eh kwa,e no go work. Do u know what £750 is now? Abegi gan siddan,ur madam the Prime Minister has spoken otherwise. Although the new visa free policy for Commonwealth Countries is for 6 months. If you wish to stay longer,then you have to get a visa. If you’re doing a course for more than 6 months,you need a visa also.

  8. Tosin

    August 10, 2016 at 6:22 pm

    instead of them to reverse that their mumu breastzit, they are there doing “asiri a bo babialla” for naija. lol.
    America sef if they vote Donald, them go no how far. Na that time we go see where americana dey do refugee for africa. if them no get brain, make them borrow themself. finish.

    • lacey

      August 11, 2016 at 1:17 am

      Lol @Tosin,the two candidates wey dey contest for America nor get head o!People go still go back to Africa,because Hilary speaks from both side of her mouth!The problem in the middleast today,is because of the decisions she made as secretary of state! Americans/white wants tough immigration on the middleeast and this could favor Trump in the swing states!I see Trump winning though!as may be God will use him to punish America for their nonsense [email protected] you nudge,not only Eko Atlantic City, but devt for the whole of Nigeria!750 pounds for what na!Even Dangote will not cough out that kind of amount and thank God Jonah is no longer in power!so the British High Commissioner should continue dreaming!

    • Tosin

      August 11, 2016 at 4:48 am

      with all due respect, there is nothing to analyze between the candidates.

  9. Rebecca Abisola Alabi

    August 10, 2016 at 8:43 pm

    What will happen to those who aren’t issue visa in new York?

  10. Emily

    August 10, 2016 at 8:49 pm

    This UK people that are extremely wicked with their immigration laws. Why will their visa fee be so expensive? If not for the useless government we have things like these are what Buhari is supposed to stand up and make them stop this exploitation but he will tell you he ddnt send you to UK and that its bcs you are rich you want to travel. I don’t know what we did to deserve this bad government.

  11. Solomon Akinboyewa Olawale

    August 10, 2016 at 8:58 pm

    I read this last two weeks

  12. Simi

    August 10, 2016 at 10:37 pm

    Gerrarahia. Se awa la ni ki e Brexit ara yin. Rubbish.

    So we should single handedly rebuild your economy. Better go look for your millions for NHS that you promised people elsewhere.

    What utter rubbish!

  13. nudge..

    August 11, 2016 at 12:18 am

    this is why every nigerian should pray for the development of nigeria……..we should pray for eko atlantic city to become a reality…..nobody would travel to the uk anymore

    • Iris

      August 11, 2016 at 4:53 am

      If you think that massive water absorber waiting to happen is development, then I don’t know what to say to you. They’re doing with that place what they did with Lekki and think the water will not come for them in twenty years.
      Besides how will that solve Nigeria’s problem? They actually think attempting to create a haven for the rich while closing out the poor will work? Apart from that being an extremely unethical and stupid idea that will actually impede overall development, I think we have seen from many areas on the island that it doesn’t work. It is all the electricity they are hoarding now that they are storing up for Eko Atlantic abi? Please let laugh not kill me here.

  14. Olofofo

    August 11, 2016 at 8:16 am

    £750 in this buhari economy? This UK people should fear God naah.

  15. Trae

    August 14, 2016 at 10:20 pm

    I don dey pack my tinz, which one con bi £750 again na.. Nawao.. see how dis pipo dey Job us.. where is that mallam buhari, this is time for u to talk sense into this britonz abi na britix.. we can’t continue like dis na, better I stay ma 9ja o, I don’t see any reason going to uk.

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