Russia-Ukraine War Forces UK to Suspend Work and Family Visas in Nigeria

Russia-Ukraine War Forces UK to Suspend Work and Family Visas in Nigeria

  • The United Kingdom High Commission has said it is suspending work visa, family and study for Nigerians
  • According to the High Commission, it is giving priority to the war in Ukraine under the Ukraine Scheme Family Scheme
  • It said that it will contact Nigerians whose passports were ready for collection but that the PV is suspended for the time being

The UK High Commission in Nigeria has stated that it will temporarily suspend visas students, work and families with the emphasis now on applications made under Ukraine Family Scheme, a new programme to help the suffering Ukrainians.

The development comes as the UK visa and immigration launches the Ukraine Family Scheme in response to the humanitarian crisis.

UK halts visa for Nigerians
UK halts visa for Nigerians Credit: FS Productions
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The new development comes after the UK visa and immigration launched the Ukraine Family Scheme in response to the humanitarian crisis arising from the invasion of Ukraine by Russia.

The UK disclosed this in a release titled ‘Temporary Suspension of Priority Visas for Student, Work and Family Applications, which was issued on Tuesday, March 15, 2022, by the High Commission.

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The Commission said in the statement that customers with normal applications for study, work and family routes may experience some setbacks in the processing of their application.

What the United Kingdom is saying

According to the High Commission, Nigerians whose passports were ready for collection would be contacted by the Visa Application Centre.

The High Commission said that the UK immigration is currently focused on accepting Ukrainians under stress due to the ongoing war in the country. It said it will only help applicants with normal applications who wish to study or work in the UK for the time being.

British High Commission restarts Priority Visa Issuance in Nigeria

Legit.ng has reported that British Visa Office has resumed issuance of Priority Visa (PV) in all visa application centres in Nigeria, according to a statement by the UK Visa and immigration on the Twitter page of the British High Commissioner.

The news comes as the US Mission in Nigeria says those who have previously been to the United States have been captured Drop Box service which lets them renew their visa without attending an interview.

Reports from TheNiche said, the US Mission in Nigeria said the resumption of DropBox service or interview waiver 20 months after it rested it indefinitely at all its consulates in the country.

Source: Legit.ng

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