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UK Visa Application Fees 2021 Cost and Requirements

Filed in Articles, travel by on July 21, 2021

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The United Kingdom (U.K) is a desirable destination for many Nigerians. But how much is UK visa fees? What are the United Kingdom visa fees in Nigeria? In this article, I will tell you about the most recent UK visa application  fees, as well as about the places where you can get more information on the subject.

UK Visa Fees – See How Much it Cost to Apply for a UK Visa

The general documents that you must have in order to obtain a visa to the UK include the following:

  • A UK visa application form
  • An International Passport or travel document valid for at least 30 days after the expiry of your visa.

Note your passport must have at least two unused pages for entry visa endorsements.

  • A proof of the UK visa application fee payment (An original receipt)
  • A 29mmx34mm, colored passport with white background
  • Financial documents to provide that you can financially sustain yourself in the UK.
    These documents might include: bank statements- proof of earnings or the financial document of a guardian in the UK that has sufficient resources to financially support you

Most of the documents cut across all the various types of UK Visas. Some visas like visit visa and family visit visa require peculiar documents which are highlighted below.

Original documents are mandatory for your application. Submitting fake documents result in abrupt closure of the visa application, and also seizing of the documents.

Below, you can find the most recent fees for a UK visa in Nigeria. However, bear in mind that, if you actually decide to go to the UK, you should check whether this information is still relevant by the time you need it.

Without further ado, here some of the UK visa fees for Nigerians, both in USD ($) and NGN (₦).

  1. The most popular and common visa, the standard visitor visa, comes in four types: Short-term visa that lasts for up to six months will cost you $125 (₦45,000);
  2. The longer-term visa that lasts for up to two years will cost you about $472 (~₦170,000);
  3. The longer-term visa that lasts for up to five years will cost you $857 (~₦308,500);
  4. The longer-term visa that lasts for up to ten years will cost you $1074 (~₦386,600). Visitors in transit have to pay $87 (~₦31,300) for their visa.

There is also a short-term study visa.

How Much it Cost to Apply for a UK Visa

  1. If you want to go to the UK to study for up to six months, you will have to pay $130 (₦46,800) for your visa.
  2. If you want to study English, then your visa fee will be $251 (~₦90,400).
  3. Business visitors have their own fees: Visa for an academic visitor (up to a year) and dependent costs $251 (~₦90,400);
  4. Visa for PLAB/OSCE test, dental observation, and clinical attachments costs $130 (₦46,800);
  5. Visas for diplomatic couriers, prospective entrepreneurs and permitted paid engagements to cost $125 (₦45,000).
  6. Another subgroup of visas is for special visitors: Civil partnership or marriage visa costs $125 (₦45,000);
  7. Visa for parents whose children are at school (lasts for up to a year) is $694 (~₦250,000);
  8. Visa fees for child visitors are exactly the same as the fees for standard visitors.

Course F visitors visa, which is a visa for members of foreign armed forces, costs $694 (~₦250,000).

This fee is really relevant for both the main applicant and also their dependents.

Lastly, diplomatic passport holders and people who have received an official invitation from the UK government can get a UK visa for free.

Note: the fees in naira are calculated according to the exchange rate of 1 US dollar to 360 Naira.

That is all I can tell you about the UK visa fees for Nigerians. Don’t forget, if you want to see the rest of the fees and have the most relevant information, go to I hope this will be helpful to you.

CSN Team.

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