The United Kingdom has launched Super Priority Visa Service in Nigeria, which the High Commission in the country stated is to allow customers to process their applications within 24 hours.
According to a statement on its website, the High Commission said the new service was to particularly meet the needs of those who required urgent service to travel.
The statement quoted the High Commissioner, Paul Arkwright, as welcoming the introduction of the service in Nigeria, saying, â€œI am pleased to see the Super Priority Visa service being launched in Nigeria. This comes with an additional cost but is designed to give greater flexibility to our customers and underlines our strong commitment to make improvements to the visa services we offer.
â€œWe expect this new service to be particularly useful for business. We understand that business opportunities and urgent requirements can arise at very short notice. We recognise this and want to facilitate such travel to the UK with this new super-fast service.â€
The High Commission said the introduction of the service allowed customers greater flexibility to choose from a number of visa products to meet their needs.
He added that â€œIt is offered alongside our current Priority Visa (front of queue processing five to seven-day) and standard (15-day) services. The UK is the only European country to offer a visa decision in 24 hours.
â€œThe Super Priority Visa service is aimed largely at key business customers and those needing to travel urgently by providing a visa decision for collection at the Visa Application Centre the working day following submission.â€
It said the service costs 750 Pounds in addition to the visa fee and would be available to eligible customers applying in the Abuja and Lagos Visa Application Centres.
The High Commission said those applying in the â€œVisitorsâ€ or â€œPoints Based System Tier 4â€ are eligible to use the Super Priority Service.
It said appointments are available from Mondays to Thursday from 8.30 a.m. to 10 a.m. and Fridays from 8.30 a.m. to 9 a.m. at the Abuja and Lagos centres only.