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Friday, 2 June 2017

Nigerians, others to pay £5.48 for UK visa email

 Nigerians and other nationals outside the United Kingdom are to pay a new fee of £5.48 before they can make any form of British visa enquiry through electronic mail effective from yesterday June 1. Also, all visa enquiries outside the United Kingdom will be handled by a new contractor, Sitel UK.

Media and Public Affairs Officer of the British High Commission in Abuja, Mr. Joe Abuku made these avialaibe in a statement obtained by Vanguard. The statement reads;

From 1 June, all customer enquiries will be handled by a new commercial partner Sitel UK. The new contract will see a number of changes for customers. These changes help the government reduce costs and ensure those who benefit directly from the UK immigration system make an appropriate contribution. 
The main changes for customers applying from outside the UK are: all phone numbers and opening hours will change, the number of languages offered is reducing to 8 including English, while customers who contact UK Visas and Immigration by email will be charged £5.48. You will need to pay using a credit or debit card for contacting us by email. The charge includes the first email enquiry you send and any follow-up emails to and from the contact centre relating to the same enquiry. 
The way you pay to use the telephone service will remain the same using a credit or debit card. If you do not have access to a credit or debit card, you may choose to use a trusted 3rd party such as an agent or sponsor. “There are no changes to services if you are contacting us from inside the UK,” the statement said.

8 comments:

Jonah said...

which one is Uk visa email again? this people are just creative in collecting money from people that are interested in their visa. this one na real extortion.

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Abux said...

Absolute nonsense! The House of Representatives will do nothing about this. It's high time we woke up from our slumber. The UK government is so good at siphoning money from other countries in the name of immigration.
So one has to pay in order to contact them via email. It's ridiculous.

Anonymous said...

NHS is well sponsored by fees levied on Nigerians, students, medical visitors etc but our healthcare in Nigerians is rubbish.

Philip Chinyere said...

After all this..u will pay for visa that u won't get...why won't they see us as mugu...imagine the amount of people that throne in for visas everyday..90% won't even get it and their money has vanished..just like DAT..abeg which corruption pass this one abeg...I tire and weep for my country our leaders just place us as seating ducks...mtcheew...we always on our own as masses

vvian egbue said...

That's how dey charge £160 for belgium home office last year and increased it to £180 this year. I just tire

moses dogood said...

na wa for usa

Anonymous said...

I hate the UK so much now. Hard country with mean leaders.Nigeria should retaliate. Any inquiry about Najia, 100k. Nonsense people.

Vivian Reginalds said...

theft!
-D great anonymous now as Vivian Reginalds

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