According to the British High Commission, the processing time has been extended due to the high demand for ordinary UK tourist visas.
The commission encouraged prospective customers not to attend the visa application process until they got an invitation, according to a message sent to Nigerians on Friday.
Extremely compelling reasons, on the other hand, maybe considered for expediting individual cases, according to the document.
“Standard UK tourist visas are taking much longer to complete than normal due to extraordinarily high demand,” the commission stated.
We are unable to provide individual application upgrades. TLS will call you when your passport is available to be picked up. Please wait till you’ve been invited to the VAS before going.
“We may consider accelerating individual instances if there are exceptionally compassionate or compelling circumstances (for example, a medical emergency).” However, the threshold for this is high, and each case will be evaluated individually.
“If your request is really urgent, you might seek assistance from UK Visas and Immigration.” Please be aware that this is a fee-based service for international applicants.
“We truly regret any trouble this has caused any impacted applicants, and we understand that dealing with delays is extremely tough for them.”
This is the result of a unique travel circumstance we’re dealing with during this period.