The British High Commission in Nigeria has announced that it will replace expired 30-day visas for free as it reopens its Visa Application Centres (VAC).
In a statement issued on its Twitter page on Thursday, August 20, 2020, the Commission said the replacement of the expired visas for free is due to the coronavirus pandemic.
The commission said the free visa replacement will be open till December 2020 and covers individuals who will be travelling to the UK for work, study or to join their families.
“As a result of the disruptions to travel caused by COVID-19, we are experiencing high demand for replacement vignettes for 30-day visas to travel to the UK for work, study or to join family.
“If an individual’s 30-day visa to travel to the UK for work, study or to join family has expired, or is about to expire, they can request a replacement visa with revised validity dates free of charge until the end of this year.
“This does not apply to other types of visas. This process will be in place until the end of 2020. The replacement visa will be valid for 90 days.’
“To request a replacement visa, individuals can arrange to return their passport to their Visa Application Centre in Nigeria without an appointment,” the statement read.
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This is coming a few days after, Nigerian Government announced that international airports would reopen for commercial flight operations effective August 29 after about five months of closure due to the COVID-19 pandemic.