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Re: General UK Visa Enquiries - Part 4 by UPrincess: 10:16pm On Sep 15
I saw the instruction below on the TLS site. I don't want to be lured into paying for prime time and later Flexi at the center.

If you are a family group and wish to attend Visa Application Centre at the same time, please select a FLEXI appointment for yourself and all members of your family group. With choosing a FLEXI appointment for each member, your appointments will be consolidated upon your arrival to the Centre and you will be able to apply at the same time. Please be aware that you will have to pay FLEXI appointment fee in Visa Application Centre for all applicants/members of your family group







flinton:

I didn't chose flexi appointment seems it comes with extra charges
I chose same date but different timing
Family size of 3
My wife is the principal applicant 11am
My son 11am
Me 10am
Our appointment is on Thursday
I just hope all will be smooth
Re: General UK Visa Enquiries - Part 4 by ukay2: 10:25pm On Sep 15
famzynet:


It depends on the airport your flight will use as transit. If it is Istanbul airport ,you don't need any turkey visa. It seems there is another connecting airport that requires Turkey visa. It depends on where in UK you are travelling to. Check for where your flight will land and the airport of the Turkey take off. Different airports means you will pass through their border check and thus you will need visa. Many people have testified here that Turkish airline does not need covid test. I spoke with their customer care in Lagos yesterday. He said I only need passport ,UK locator form and,facemask .

Please how will one get the UK locator form for one travelling with Turkish airline?

I didn't see the UK Locator form in Turkish Airline's website

Thanks
Re: General UK Visa Enquiries - Part 4 by Nchabuomo: 10:28pm On Sep 15
flinton:

I didn't chose flexi appointment seems it comes with extra charges
I chose same date but different timing
Family size of 3
My wife is the principal applicant 11am
My son 11am
Me 10am
Our appointment is on Thursday
I just hope all will be smooth

I was in the same dilemma earlier. My family just went at the same time and they were attended to. We couldn't pay for Flexi appointment online and they weren't asked to pay for it at the VAC.
Re: General UK Visa Enquiries - Part 4 by Nchabuomo: 10:31pm On Sep 15
UPrincess:
Families are encouraged to use Flexi appointment. I have tried the option but no date. What will happen if we all choose premium lounge with the same time? This option is available for Friday but not same with Flexi till maybe late December. Positive suggestion will do.

Book individually. Try and book everyone on the same time. During submission/biometrics tell them it's a family application.

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Re: General UK Visa Enquiries - Part 4 by flinton(m): 10:50pm On Sep 15
iyatrustee:


It comes with extra charges and it is per family member!
I thought as much
Re: General UK Visa Enquiries - Part 4 by UPrincess: 1:39am On Sep 16
Exactly my worries. So one will pay for a prime time appointment and as well pay for Flexi?







Nchabuomo:


I was in the same dilemma earlier. My family just went at the same time and they were attended to. We couldn't pay for Flexi appointment online and they weren't asked to pay for it at the VAC.
Re: General UK Visa Enquiries - Part 4 by Yuzee: 4:06am On Sep 16
You don't need to pay for flexi...choose the same day and tell them you are a family on that day. Your applications will be attended together
UPrincess:
Families are encouraged to use Flexi appointment. I have tried the option but no date. What will happen if we all choose premium lounge with the same time? This option is available for Friday but not same with Flexi till maybe late December. Positive suggestion will do.
Re: General UK Visa Enquiries - Part 4 by Kentz3: 5:31am On Sep 16
hello guys good day, is it true that UK said who ever recieved 6month visit visa and was unable to travel due to corona impact is entiltled to a replacement visa without paying any fee?
Re: General UK Visa Enquiries - Part 4 by opomulero(m): 7:02am On Sep 16
Kentz3:
hello guys good day, is it true that UK said who ever recieved 6month visit visa and was unable to travel due to corona impact is entiltled to a replacement visa without paying any fee?

GM,
which source did u hear it from?
cos, there is no such info on visit visa
Re: General UK Visa Enquiries - Part 4 by Symbae: 8:11am On Sep 16
Kentz3:
hello guys good day, is it true that UK said who ever recieved 6month visit visa and was unable to travel due to corona impact is entiltled to a replacement visa without paying any fee?

No. Replacement visas are for those who are going to study, work or join family

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Re: General UK Visa Enquiries - Part 4 by davodyguy: 8:18am On Sep 16
Symbae:


No. Replacement visas are for those who are going to study, work or join family

Does that mean one needs to reapply next year after the Pandemic subsides?

We had a programme to attend in April and Visa was issued on 25th March, just before the lockdown o 31st March. I am even pushing for my mom to go as the visa would expire on 2nd October. In view of the high cost of ticket and traveling purpose is not an emergency, I'm thinking of just allowing the visa to expire and reapply next year.

Is there a way they can be mailed and circumstances explained?
Re: General UK Visa Enquiries - Part 4 by Miroslavklose: 8:27am On Sep 16
Symbae:


No. Replacement visas are for those who are going to study, work or join family

Does that mean one needs to reapply next year after the Pandemic subsides?

We had a programme to attend in April and Visa was issued on 25th March, just before the lockdown o 31st March. I am even pushing for my mom to go as the visa would expire on 2nd October. In view of the high cost of ticket and traveling purpose is not an emergency, I'm thinking of just allowing the visa to expire and reapply next year.

Is there a way they can be mailed and circumstances explained?

Asked the question, but got banned by antispambot. It seems there is something wrong, as other sections of Nairaland is experiencing samething with people getting banned by the antispambot
Re: General UK Visa Enquiries - Part 4 by famzynet: 10:04am On Sep 16
ukay2:


Please how will one get the UK locator form for one travelling with Turkish airline?

I didn't see the UK Locator form in Turkish Airline's website

Thanks

You can fill the form via this link.
https://www.gov.uk/provide-journey-contact-details-before-travel-uk

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Re: General UK Visa Enquiries - Part 4 by ukay2: 10:07am On Sep 16
Re: General UK Visa Enquiries - Part 4 by jeakhator: 11:09am On Sep 16
Hello guys pls any one have info yet on that status of visa issues from the ABUJA home office?
Re: General UK Visa Enquiries - Part 4 by UPrincess: 11:31am On Sep 16
I will count on you to give update on Thursday after biometrics. Wishing you all the best. Thanks.




flinton:

I didn't chose flexi appointment seems it comes with extra charges
I chose same date but different timing
Family size of 3
My wife is the principal applicant 11am
My son 11am
Me 10am
Our appointment is on Thursday
I just hope all will be smooth
Re: General UK Visa Enquiries - Part 4 by iyatrustee(f): 11:39am On Sep 16
jeakhator:
Hello guys pls any one have info yet on that status of visa issues from the ABUJA home office?

Someone who did her biometrics on the 26th got a pick up mail yesterday. When was yours?
Re: General UK Visa Enquiries - Part 4 by Passsegun: 11:43am On Sep 16
Good morning everyone.

Please is there anyone who did 2nd interview from 1st to 9th of September, 2020 and has gotten response as at today?

I wonder why it's taking this long and aside from the email for second interview, I have not heard back from UKVI.
Re: General UK Visa Enquiries - Part 4 by jeakhator: 12:01pm On Sep 16
iyatrustee:


Someone who did her biometrics on the 26th got a pick up mail yesterday. When was yours?




Mine was 19th August in Abuja.
Not ikeja oh...
Re: General UK Visa Enquiries - Part 4 by iamlinton: 12:06pm On Sep 16
When was your second interview,,I know someone that did second interview on 7th and hasn't gotten decision yet

Passsegun:
Good morning everyone.

Please is there anyone who did 2nd interview from 1st to 9th of September, 2020 and has gotten response as at today?

I wonder why it's taking this long and aside from the email for second interview, I have not heard back from UKVI.
Re: General UK Visa Enquiries - Part 4 by famzynet: 12:26pm On Sep 16
ukay2:


Thank you

Welcome.
Re: General UK Visa Enquiries - Part 4 by Brightingsus: 12:52pm On Sep 16
I was gonna provide an answer to this question, but then I thought of a second opinion here (for other people's experiences)

Must you travel to the UK as a visitor on the date quoted on your application form, or can you go a couple of days prior as long as the visa is valid for the dates? Eg, if one (2nd time traveller) quoted Oct 3 as planned departure date and visa has validity from Sept 27, can they travel Sept 28?

Remember, application form usually asks for 'planned' departure and return dates.
Re: General UK Visa Enquiries - Part 4 by ukay2: 2:15pm On Sep 16
Brightingsus:
I was gonna provide an answer to this question, but then I thought of a second opinion here (for other people's experiences)

Must you travel to the UK as a visitor on the date quoted on your application form, or can you go a couple of days prior as long as the visa is valid for the dates? Eg, if one (2nd time traveller) quoted Oct 3 as planned departure date and visa has validity from Sept 27, can they travel Sept 28?

Remember, application form usually asks for 'planned' departure and return dates.

I doesn't matter as long as your visa is still valid
Re: General UK Visa Enquiries - Part 4 by ss2020: 2:37pm On Sep 16
Just got my passport back via dhl after 6months of application and biometric capture. Nothing on the passport. No visa, no rejection mail. Nothing attached. Just my passport came back. The email i got from ukvisa Stated a decision has been made and my passport ready for pickup
Re: General UK Visa Enquiries - Part 4 by imgcasted: 3:20pm On Sep 16
jeakhator:





Mine was 19th August in Abuja.
Not ikeja oh...

I did mine on the 27th Aug In Abuja and still no update
Today makes it 15working days
Re: General UK Visa Enquiries - Part 4 by geli12: 4:31pm On Sep 16
For my 1st visa , my supposed date of travel was 17th December but then I got cheaper ticket for 12th of December, and no one questioned me



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Brightingsus:
I was gonna provide an answer to this question, but then I thought of a second opinion here (for other people's experiences)

Must you travel to the UK as a visitor on the date quoted on your application form, or can you go a couple of days prior as long as the visa is valid for the dates? Eg, if one (2nd time traveller) quoted Oct 3 as planned departure date and visa has validity from Sept 27, can they travel Sept 28?

Remember, application form usually asks for 'planned' departure and return dates.
Re: General UK Visa Enquiries - Part 4 by Brightingsus: 5:52pm On Sep 16
geli12:



For my 1st visa , my supposed date of travel was 17th December but then I got cheaper ticket for 12th of December, and no one questioned me



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Many thanks for your response
Re: General UK Visa Enquiries - Part 4 by jeakhator: 6:16pm On Sep 16
ss2020:
Just got my passport back via dhl after 6months of application and biometric capture. Nothing on the passport. No visa, no rejection mail. Nothing attached. Just my passport came back. The email i got from ukvisa Stated a decision has been made and my passport ready for pickup




Wow. U mean ur passport was with home office for 6 months?

That's terrible.
Did u call them or paid a visit?
Re: General UK Visa Enquiries - Part 4 by kunzzy4me(m): 6:22pm On Sep 16
Kentz3:
hello guys good day, is it true that UK said who ever recieved 6month visit visa and was unable to travel due to corona impact is entiltled to a replacement visa without paying any fee?



No....you need to reapply again ..I mail them and they reply me 3days ago ...see the follow mail

Home Office


Thank you for contacting the Home Office Immigration Team.

If you have been issued entry clearance as a visitor but have been unable to travel to the UK during its validity due to COVID-19, you will not be eligible to have it extended or reissued. If your visa is still valid you may use it to travel to the UK at any time until it expires, if it has expired you are able to reapply in the usual way.

You will also not be eligible to have your Visit Visa application fee refunded if you are unable to travel during its validity period. If you have taken out private travel insurance, you should make enquiries with your provider as to whether you can recover any costs relating to your visa application through them.

Please continue to check the GOV.​UK website, where the latest information and advice on our response to COVID-19 is published:

https://www.gov.uk/government/collections/coronavirus-covid-19-immigration-and-borders

The latest travel advice can be found here:

https://www.gov.uk/guidance/travel-advice-novel-coronavirus

Coronavirus Immigration Team

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Re: General UK Visa Enquiries - Part 4 by kunzzy4me(m): 6:23pm On Sep 16
Symbae:


No. Replacement visas are for those who are going to study, work or join family



Yes you Re right...not applicable to visit or tourist visa
Re: General UK Visa Enquiries - Part 4 by ss2020: 7:02pm On Sep 16
jeakhator:





Wow. U mean ur passport was with home office for 6 months?

That's terrible.
Did u call them or paid a visit?

I didn't call or write them. I just left them to take their time to process it. But still yet It wasn't approved and wasn't rejected. They just returned the passport like that. So am gonna send them a mail to enquire via their paid email portal
Re: General UK Visa Enquiries - Part 4 by Brightingsus: 7:33pm On Sep 16
Who can confirm this flight schedule/allocation? I checked on NCAA website and Google but couldn't find this.

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