Elections: UK orders closure of visa application centres in Nigeria

THE United Kingdom (UK) has ordered the closure of its Visa Application Centres (VAC) in Nigeria, in view of the country’s forthcoming Presidential and National Assembly elections scheduled to hold on Saturday.

This was disclosed in a statement issued by the UK Visas and Immigration on Tuesday, February 21.

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    “The Visa Application Centres in Abuja, Ikeja, and Victoria Island will be closed on Friday, February 24, and Monday, February 27,” the statement said.

    Consequently, no visa appointment will be booked on these days, but 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 this period.

    “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 statement added.

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