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The Enugu State government has commended the United Kingdom government for setting up a visa centre in the state to facilitate visa applications by residents in the state, the South-East zone, and the country at large.
In a statement, the Secretary to the State Government (SSG), Prof Chidiebere Onyia, recalled that the visa centre was part of Governor Peter Mbah’s earlier requests during the visit to the Government House, Enugu, by the UK High Commissioner to Nigeria, Dr Richard Montgomery, in June this year.
The statement said the government received the news of the visa centre with delight and satisfaction, stressing that it would further enhance economic partnership and cultural exchanges between Enugu State and the United Kingdom.
“The Enugu State Government therefore looks forward to a strong, mutually beneficial relationship with the UK, as the visa centre would help cement the relationship”, the statement added.
The government called on the people, especially those residing in the South-East to avail themselves of the opportunity provided to file their visa applications in the state, saying
the government would ensure improved security both to residents and visitors carrying on business in the state.
It reiterated that the state was open for business and investment more than ever before.
UK Opens Temporary Visa Submission Centre in Enugu
Speaking on the opening of a new temporary submission centre for UK visas in Enugu State, the British High Commission in Nigeria says they’re pleased to announce that the center will begin officially, starting from 13 September 2023.
“This facility will operate out of the Omedel Luxury Hotel, 4/6 Link Road off Pascal and Jerk Bustop. Independence Layout, Enugu and will shortly offer a twice-a-week service,” the commission said in a statement on Monday.
The commission added that “The appointment system allows an applicant to select Enugu as their application location. when applying for a UK Visa. This is in addition to current locations in Abuja. Lagos and Port Harcourt.”
“The temporary submission centre in Enugu opens as a Premium Location meaning it will cost NGN246,250.00, which includes a Premium Lounge appointment, courier return, SMS notifications, general customer support and guidance.”
Speaking further on the mode of operation, the commission said “Demand for visa services will be carefully monitored and service reviewed/expanded should there be sufficient volumes. TLS will trial this location for at least 3 months to assess uptake of the service and enable decisions on continuation.”