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Re: General UK Visa Enquiries - Part 3 by ekpotek: 9:26pm On Jan 22
shokimon:
Hello all, happy new year.

I'd like to humbly seek for anwers to these please:

1.My UK 2yr visit visa is expiring Mid March,(I used it very well) can I start to renew for 5yrs before expiry date?

2. My passport is expiring 2021, would the 5year visa be stamped on it?

Thanks and beat wishes.

1. Yes
2. Yes

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Re: General UK Visa Enquiries - Part 3 by shokimon: 9:52pm On Jan 22
ekpotek:


1. Yes
2. Yes

Thanks ekpotek, so happy. Best regards
Re: General UK Visa Enquiries - Part 3 by olamitunposi: 12:34am On Jan 23
Good morning house, Please I need explanation on what documents I’ll be needing for my UK visitors visa as my brother will be inviting me, he’s a citizen and has his UK passport.

I’ve a refusal history from 3 different countries ( all for Student Visa), can I state them in my application?

I currently work and earn 145k monthly and I plan to apply with maybe 700-800k closing balance. And I’m budgeting 400k-450k (Airfare and shopping) for the trip of 2 weeks. I’ll be staying at my brother’s for my visit.

I’m single and will be 29 in 3 months and I plan to submit my application by then.

I don’t plan to overstay my Visa if granted as I have other plans in place. Also, I’m currently enrolled for my masters here in Nigeria and in second semester.

Furthermore, can I apply for 2 years or 6 months as I’ve previously been to the UK but that was 2013.

I’d appreciate if anyone can explain in details or perhaps refer me to a previous link.
Re: General UK Visa Enquiries - Part 3 by ekpotek: 9:13am On Jan 23
olamitunposi:
Good morning house, Please I need explanation on what documents I’ll be needing for my UK visitors visa as my brother will be inviting me, he’s a citizen and has his UK passport.

I’ve a refusal history from 3 different countries ( all for Student Visa), can I state them in my application?

I currently work and earn 145k monthly and I plan to apply with maybe 700-800k closing balance. And I’m budgeting 400k-450k (Airfare and shopping) for the trip of 2 weeks. I’ll be staying at my brother’s for my visit.

I’m single and will be 29 in 3 months and I plan to submit my application by then.

I don’t plan to overstay my Visa if granted as I have other plans in place. Also, I’m currently enrolled for my masters here in Nigeria and in second semester.

Furthermore, can I apply for 2 years or 6 months as I’ve previously been to the UK but that was 2013.

I’d appreciate if anyone can explain in details or perhaps refer me to a previous link.

1. Being refused a student visa is not a crime. Therefore you need to disclose all previous visa refusals wether student or not.

2. Your budget is reasonable, but my worries is your monthly salary. How much is your disposable income after subtracting monthly expenses and cash to family member? The rule is not to spend more than twice your disposable income on a holiday. Do you have other sources of income to support your financial ties to Nigeria, like shares, properties? There is no harm with staying with your brother. He will need to send you all the necessary documents (UK passport data page, letter of invitation, copies of utilities bills, evidences to proof relationships if its a family visit visa etc).

3. Your marital status is not relevant. What matters is your ties to Nigeria. Are your ties strong enough to compel you to return back to Nigeria? Is being a Masters student enough to satisfy the ECO that you will leave the UK?

4. You can apply for 2 years, but I would not advise it, since your last UK visa was 6 years ago. Your personal and financial circumstances in Nigeria must have changed significantly. So I would go for 6 months instead. If I may ask what type of UK visa was approved and what was your main reason for the visa in 2013?
Re: General UK Visa Enquiries - Part 3 by Neot77(m): 12:58pm On Jan 23
Good morning guys, have been following this trend for a while and I want to start my visa process now. Pls which site to log on? Thanks
Re: General UK Visa Enquiries - Part 3 by olamitunposi: 1:35pm On Jan 23
[quote author=ekpotek post=75027910]

Thanks for your response I really appreciate.

I try to save at least 70-80k/month and sometimes higher since I realized I’d be applying for a UK Visa this year and it all depends on what expenses I have for the month and I current have about 500k as closing balance, hopefully by April I’d have 900k with leave bonus and other gift funds from relatives. Also, I’m the last born of my parents.

I do not have other sources of income but I’ve a property I can claim to myself as gift from dad. I also have my other siblings here in Nigeria.

I plan on using my work, Masters program, property as ties to prove I’d be coming back to Nigeria.

My last Visa was on a family visit to my maternal uncle and my mom was my sponsor as I was in my finals in school and wasn’t working.
Re: General UK Visa Enquiries - Part 3 by Opeyinka(f): 4:16pm On Jan 23
I was last in The UK in 2010 for Visit( 3 weeks). I have been to the United States more than 6 times after that and have been to some european countries France, Germany.

I want to apply for a UK visit visa but I am on my second passport after the one with the UK Visa. Do I drop my Application with All three passports, ( 2 are expired - The first with my Used UK visa, the second recently expired has a valid American Visa). I will like to show my travel History?

Is there a section in the form where they ask for Travel history? Do they ask if you have ever been to the UK or they ask with Time limit eg in the last 5 years or 10 years etc?

I want to go with my four year old child who is an American Citizen. How do I go about entry permit for my child?

I appreciate if any one can be of help. Thank you.
Re: General UK Visa Enquiries - Part 3 by ty01: 10:30pm On Jan 23
Opeyinka:
I was last in The UK in 2010 for Visit( 3 weeks). I have been to the United States more than 6 times after that and have been to some european countries France, Germany.

I want to apply for a UK visit visa but I am on my second passport after the one with the UK Visa. Do I drop my Application with All three passports, ( 2 are expired - The first with my Used UK visa, the second recently expired has a valid American Visa). I will like to show my travel History?

Is there a section in the form where they ask for Travel history? Do they ask if you have ever been to the UK or they ask with Time limit eg in the last 5 years or 10 years etc?

I want to go with my four year old child who is an American Citizen. How do I go about entry permit for my child?

I appreciate if any one can be of help. Thank you.

1. TLS guys won’t collect any of your previous Passports from you; they’ll only collect the current one as that’s where your visa would be stamped. However, there are questions in the application form relating to your previous passports - just fill in the details there. You then make photocopies of the bio data page and the travel histories from the old passports. TLS will scan the copies for you. Please make sure they are in A4 size, otherwise they’ll be rejected.

2. Yes there are question on how many times you have been to the UK in the last 10 years, the purpose and date of visit as well as the length of stay for each visit. There are also questions around how many times you have visited Australia, Canada, Newzealand, USA and Schengen area. Similar questions on date, purpose and length of stay are asked as well. Finally, they ask you about your visit to any other countries in the last 10 years - this is the category where mother Africa falls.

3. Your 4 year old is good to go. Americans don’t require a visa to visit the UK as long as the trip is for tourism or business. They are stamped in for up to 6 months on arrival. However they are required to provide justifications for their visit. Please note that you need to state in your form that your child would be traveling with you. The child however does not require to fill any form given the child is an American.

4. All the very best!
Re: General UK Visa Enquiries - Part 3 by Opeyinka(f): 1:15pm On Jan 24
ty01:



4. All the very best!

Thank you.
Re: General UK Visa Enquiries - Part 3 by noskcid(m): 1:20pm On Jan 24
justwise:
Please continue posting your enquiries here, the previous thread has reached and passed 400 pages.

Part2 is here for reference purposes https://www.nairaland.com/823855/general-uk-visa-enquiries-part





good afternoon justwise, i sent an email to you but you didn't reply yet.
i want to know how much it will cost me to travel to UK from Nigeria.
from start to finish.
Re: General UK Visa Enquiries - Part 3 by bbclue(f): 6:02pm On Jan 24
Good evening sir / ma

I have USA interview in February 19th....and I also plan to sumit my UK visa 30th of January........Please is it possible to apply to uk and my passport ready before February 19th
Re: General UK Visa Enquiries - Part 3 by Amolad111: 10:44pm On Jan 24
justwise:


Congratulations!!

Justwise, Ekpotek and others, I am about booking my ticket to the UK for March as stated in my application today but got a mail for official assignments to end in April.

I have to go in April now. But hope it won't be seen as misrepresentation since I stated March in my application?

Also, can a 7days vacation be extended to 10 days? I don't want any issue whenever I apply in the future.

Kindly assist with your opinions on these issues.
Re: General UK Visa Enquiries - Part 3 by FamousT1: 11:10pm On Jan 24
ty01:
I picked up my short stay visit visa yesterday and it took exactly three weeks as I applied on 27 December. It was dated 11 January which was the exact departure date I filled in the form, unfortunately the date is passed now. Thanks to all for their contributions on this platform.





Bro, abeg did u do interview? As I heard UK doesn't do interview?
Re: General UK Visa Enquiries - Part 3 by ab4m: 5:30am On Jan 25
From experience, it's depends on when you are traveling and the type of accommodation you need including shopping.

Am in London for 4 days December/January
Ethiopia airways return ticket #308,000
Accommodation £50/day on average
Feeding £100/day average
Transport £250 Buy oyster bus card for cheaper transport, taxi suck. Though depends on your route.

Advise: Book for flight ahead like 3 weeks, you can even get cheaper flights on British airways. Looking for hostel or Airbnb for accommodating if you are on low budget. Shopping depends on your pocket size.

Safe trip.

noskcid:






good afternoon justwise, i sent an email to you but you didn't reply yet.
i want to know how much it will cost me to travel to UK from Nigeria.
from start to finish.
Re: General UK Visa Enquiries - Part 3 by ab4m: 5:33am On Jan 25
To be on a safer side, don't apply till after your interview.
Though the standard time for UK processing is 3 weeks, who knows anything can happen and it got extended.
Except you are ready to pay for priority service, you can get your visa process in 24 hours.
All the best.


bbclue:
Good evening sir / ma

I have USA interview in February 19th....and I also plan to sumit my UK visa 30th of January........Please is it possible to apply to uk and my passport ready before February 19th
Re: General UK Visa Enquiries - Part 3 by BrownCarton: 6:17am On Jan 25
ty01:
Congratulations!

I never knew UK grants 2 years Visa on first attempt. I have always thought you need to have been granted a 6 months Visa first before being granted a 2 years visa.

Congrats once again!!

Its probably a different case for me as I am an Australian permanent resident and I am going on a business visit. I'll edit my original post for clarity
Re: General UK Visa Enquiries - Part 3 by justwise(m): 7:25am On Jan 25
noskcid:






good afternoon justwise, i sent an email to you but you didn't reply yet.
i want to know how much it will cost me to travel to UK from Nigeria.
from start to finish.

I really don't know the answer to this sort of question.
Re: General UK Visa Enquiries - Part 3 by justwise(m): 7:29am On Jan 25
Amolad111:


Justwise, Ekpotek and others, I am about booking my ticket to the UK for March as stated in my application today but got a mail for official assignments to end in April.

I have to go in April now. But hope it won't be seen as misrepresentation since I stated March in my application?

Also, can a 7days vacation be extended to 10 days? I don't want any issue whenever I apply in the future.

Kindly assist with your opinions on these issues.

I don't think it will be a problem but if you haven't attended biometric appointment yet then you can correct it on the printout.

Spending extra 3 will not be a big deal but if I'm in your position I will stick to the number of days stated.
Re: General UK Visa Enquiries - Part 3 by justwise(m): 7:30am On Jan 25
ab4m:
From experience, it's depends on when you are traveling and the type of accommodation you need including shopping.

Am in London for 4 days December/January
Ethiopia airways return ticket #308,000
Accommodation £50/day on average
Feeding £100/day average
Transport £250 Buy oyster bus card for cheaper transport, taxi suck. Though depends on your route.

Advise: Book for flight ahead like 3 weeks, you can even get cheaper flights on British airways. Looking for hostel or Airbnb for accommodating if you are on low budget. Shopping depends on your pocket size.

Safe trip.


Is that a joke?
Re: General UK Visa Enquiries - Part 3 by ab4m: 8:55am On Jan 25
It's not a joke, that's why I said on average. It depends on you and how longer throat you are.
For me I spend like £20 - £25 at a sitting and do this three to four times daily. grin

justwise:


Is that a joke?
Re: General UK Visa Enquiries - Part 3 by bbclue(f): 9:05am On Jan 25
ab4m:
To be on a safer side, don't apply till after your interview.
Though the standard time for UK processing is 3 weeks, who knows anything can happen and it got extended.
Except you are ready to pay for priority service, you can get your visa process in 24 hours.
All the best.




Please in naira how much is priority service
Re: General UK Visa Enquiries - Part 3 by ty01: 9:39am On Jan 25
FamousT1:






Bro, abeg did u do interview? As I heard UK doesn't do interview?

No, no interview; I just submitted my documents and did the biometrics, that all. I however saw some people lined up to be interviewed; I presume those are students. I am not aware interviews are done for UK tourist visas.
Re: General UK Visa Enquiries - Part 3 by ty01: 9:40am On Jan 25
BrownCarton:

Its probably a different case for me as I am an Australian permanent resident and I am going on a business visit. I'll edit my original post for clarity

Thanks for the clarification.
Re: General UK Visa Enquiries - Part 3 by ab4m: 9:41am On Jan 25
Check this link for details
https://uk.tlscontact.com/ng/LOS/page.php?pid=added_value_services#Priority-Visa

For current converter check https://www.oanda.com/currency/converter/

bbclue:



Please in naira how much is priority service
Re: General UK Visa Enquiries - Part 3 by Tintas: 10:35am On Jan 25
Please help me . What did I miss?

Re: General UK Visa Enquiries - Part 3 by Tintas: 11:02am On Jan 25
I forgot to attach my payslip and some business receipt s though. What I don’t understand is must one go for a paid event to be granted a visa?
Re: General UK Visa Enquiries - Part 3 by ty01: 11:15am On Jan 25
Opeyinka:


Thank you.

I’ll advise you get a consent letter from the child’s father before you travel. It makes things easier for you with the UK immigration guys...
Re: General UK Visa Enquiries - Part 3 by justwise(m): 11:31am On Jan 25
Tintas:
I forgot to attach my payslip and some business receipt s though. What I don’t understand is must one go for a paid event to be granted a visa?

What sort of business are you into?
Re: General UK Visa Enquiries - Part 3 by justwise(m): 11:33am On Jan 25
ab4m:
It's not a joke, that's why I said on average. It depends on you and how longer throat you are.
For me I spend like £20 - £25 at a sitting and do this three to four times daily. grin


You spent £100 daily on food?
Re: General UK Visa Enquiries - Part 3 by Tintas: 11:45am On Jan 25
Thanks Justwise for responding, we do Interior Design.
justwise:


What sort of business are you into?
Re: General UK Visa Enquiries - Part 3 by justwise(m): 12:07pm On Jan 25
Tintas:
Thanks Justwise for responding, we do Interior Design.

How much do you make in a month? And how much will the trip cost you for the 6days?
Re: General UK Visa Enquiries - Part 3 by ab4m: 12:16pm On Jan 25
You seems to be criticizing this when you don't know where and how I spent it. Am talking from my own perspective.

Take naija as a case study, you can spend #1000 on a coca cola and 2,000 on food in places like Abuja while you will eat to satisfaction in restaurant at ibadan with just #300.

Some places in London, I even spent more in a day. It depends on the restaurant. For example, hotel restaurant cost much than outside one.

So the £100 here depends on where you eat and the type of food you eat couple with drinks.

justwise:


You spent £100 daily on food?

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