UK Visa Categories and Fees in Nigeria (Naira) 2022

The United Kingdom (UK) is the best travel destination for Nigerians to study or work (seek greener pastures) overseas.

According to the UK Office for National Statistics, over two hundred and fifty thousand (250,000) Nigerians live in the United Kingdom.

The large population of Nigerians is due to colonial ties, university education and job opportunities.

Great Britain is the preferred choice for Nigerian students to study abroad.

The UK has some of the world-class universities in the world. Also, there are many scholarship opportunities for Nigerian students in the UK.

Nigerians want to live in the UK because of job opportunities, better healthcare, a good transportation network, etc.

You must have a visa to travel or migrate to live in the UK. Possession of a UK visa means that you have met the visa requirements.

This post contains the different categories of UK visa fees in naira.

I would love to hear from you in the comment box. Let me know if you have any questions or need further assistance.

Good luck to you as you plan to migrate to the UK.

UK Visa Fees in Nigeria

Here are the UK visa fees according to categories in Nigerian naira;

  • UK Study Visa Fees
  • UK Visit Visa Fees
  • UK Join Family Visa Fees
  • UK Work Visa Fees
  • UK Settlement Visa Fees

Study Visa Fees

UK Study VisaVisa Application Fee ($)Visa Application Fee (₦)
Student – main applicant and dependents$485₦202,967.65
Child Student$485₦202,967.65
Short-term study visa$259₦108,388.91
Parents of children at school$718₦300,475.82
The points-based system, Tier 4 – Isle of Man$485₦202,967.65
EC as a student Gurnsey and Jersey$485₦202,967.65
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Note: The study visa fee conversion from the dollar (USD) to Naira is ₦418.49.

Check out the current dollar to Naira exchange rate to get the accurate fee in Naira.

UK Visit Visa Fees

UK Visit VisaVisa CategoryVisa Application Fee ($)Visa Application Fee (₦)
Standard Visitor visa – for the UK, Isle of Man, Jersey and GuernseyShort-term (up to 6 months, single or multiple entry)$132₦55,240.68
Longer-term (valid for up to 2 years)$503₦210,500.47
Longer-term (valid for up to 5 years)$912₦381,662.88
Longer-term (valid for up to 10 years)$1145₦479,171.05
Visiting academic – more than 6 months up to 12 months$265₦110,899.85
Marriage visitor visa$132₦55,240.68
Permitted paid engagement visa$132₦55,240.68
Private medical treatment – more than six months up to 11 months$265₦110,899.85
Visit the UK in a Chinese tour group (the UK only)$132₦55,240.68
TransitDirect Airside Transit (DATV)$49₦20,506.01
Visitor in Transit visa$89₦37,245.61
Visit purpose of joining a ship or aircraft as a member of the crew of that ship or aircraft (fee also applies to the Isle of Man)$89₦37,245.61
Parents of children at schoolParent of a Student child visa (up to 12 months) (Tier 4 Isle of Man)$718₦300,475.82
Child visitorsShort-term (up to 6 months, single or multiple entry)$132₦55,240.68
Longer-term (valid for up to 2 years)$503₦210,500.47
Longer-term (valid for up to 5 years)$912₦381,662.88
Longer-term (valid for up to 10 years)$1145₦479,171.05
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Note: The study visa fee conversion from the dollar (USD) to Naira is ₦418.49.

Check out the current dollar to Naira exchange rate to get the accurate fee in Naira.

UK Join Family Visa Fees

UK Join Family VisaVisa CategoryVisa Application Fee ($)Visa Application Fee (₦)
Parents of children at schoolParent of a Student child visa (up to 12 months) (Tier 4 Isle of Man)$718₦300,475.82
Family of settled people (settlement)Family visas – Joining your partner, parent, proposed civil partner or child (also applicable to EC to the Isle of Man, Bailiwick of Jersey and Bailiwick of Gurnsey$2121₦887,617.29
Family visas – Adult dependant relative (also applicable for EC to the Isle of Man)$4525₦1,893,667.25
Route to Settlement – refugee dependant relative$540₦225,984.60
Dependent children under the age of 21 only apply under “Appendix ECAA Extension of Stay” to the immigration rules.Free of chargeFree of charge
Settlement for current and former members of HM armed forces, and their dependentsPre 1997 Gurkhas (outside immigration rules)$2121₦887,617.29
Overage dependant children of pre-1997 Gurkhas$2121₦887,617.29
HM Forces dependants applying under parts 4,5,7 or 8 of Appendix Armed Forces$2121₦887,617.29
ExemptDiplomatic Posting to the UK (Dependant)Free of chargeFree of charge
Members of armed forces and their families (non-settlement)Dependants of exempt international forces applying under Part 10 of Appendix Armed Forces$718₦300,475.82
Family members of the European Economic Area (EEA) and Swiss nationalsApply if you are living in an EU country, Switzerland, Norway, Iceland or Liechtenstein with a British citizenFree of chargeFree of charge
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Note: The study visa fee conversion from the dollar (USD) to Naira is ₦418.49.

Check out the current dollar to Naira exchange rate to get the accurate fee in Naira.

UK Work Visa Fees

UK Work VisaVisa CategoryVisa Application Fee ($)Visa Application Fee (₦)
Points-based system, Tier 1 (also applicable to the Isle of Man)Tier 1 investor – main applicant and dependents$2260₦945,787.40
Family of settled people (settlement)Tier 1 entrepreneur – main applicant and each dependant$1422₦595,092.78
Tier 1 (Graduate Entrepreneur) – dependants only$505₦211,337.45
Tier 1 exceptional talent – dependants only$847₦354,461.03
Work – applications made outside the UK (also applicable in the Isle of Man)Skilled Worker – Health and Care Visa – where a certificate of sponsorship has been issued for three years or less – main applicant and dependents$323₦135,172.27
Temporary Work (also applicable to the Isle of Man)Temporary Work – Religious Work – main applicant and any dependents$320₦133,916.80
Temporary Work – International Agreement Work – main applicant and dependant$340₦142,286.60
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Note: The study visa fee conversion from the dollar (USD) to Naira is ₦418.49.

Check out the current dollar to Naira exchange rate to get the accurate fee in Naira.

UK Settlement Visa Fees

UK Settlement VisaVisa CategoryVisa Application Fee ($)Visa Application Fee (₦)
Family of settled people (settlement)Family visas – Joining your partner, parent, proposed civil partner or child (also applicable to EC to the Isle of Man, Bailiwick of Jersey and Bailiwick of Gurnsey)$2121₦887,617.29
Family of settled people (settlement)Family visas – Adult dependant relative (also applicable for EC to the Isle of Man)$4525₦1,893,667.25
Route to Settlement – refugee dependant relative$540₦225,984.60
Dependent children under the age of 21 only apply under “Appendix ECAA Extension of Stay” to the immigration rules.Free of chargeFree of charge
Returning residentsReturning resident$718₦300,475.82
Family reunion to join asylum seekersFamily reunion, under Part 11 of Asylum, Immigration Rules (pre-flight dependants)Free of chargeFree of charge
Post-flight dependants$2121₦887,617.29
Family reunion – other dependent relatives$540₦225,984.60
This tale contains the UK settlement visa fees

Note: The study visa fee conversion from the dollar (USD) to Naira is ₦418.49.

Check out the current dollar to Naira exchange rate to get the accurate fee in Naira.

UK Visa Categories in Nigeria

There are five (5) categories of UK visas for Nigerians;

  • UK Study Visa
  • UK Visit Visa
  • UK Join Family Visa
  • UK Work Visa
  • UK Settlement Visa

UK Study Visa

You should get a decision on your visa within 3 weeks once you either attend your appointment at the visa application centre or use the ID Check app if you are applying for a:

If you verify your identity at a visa application centre you may be able to get your visa faster or other services depending on what country you’re in – check with your visa application centre.

UK Visit Visa

Standard visitor visa applications are currently taking on average 6 weeks to process. We are working hard to process applications to get back to the 3-week service standard.

You should get a decision on your visa within 3 weeks once you attend your appointment at the visa application centre if you are applying for a visa to visit the UK:

  • for a holiday or to see family or friends
  • for a business trip or meeting
  • to get married

You may be able to get your visa faster or other services depending on what country you’re in – check with your visa application centre.

UK Join Family Visa

You should get a decision within 12 weeks once you attend your appointment at the visa application centre if you are applying to settle in the UK as the spouse, partner or family member of someone who has British citizenship or is settled in the UK.

You may be able to get your visa faster or other services depending on what country you’re in – check with your visa application centre.

If you are applying as the dependent of another applicant, you will get your decision at the same time.

If you are applying for an EEA family permit or a EUSS family permit you will get a decision as soon as possible after proving your identity and providing your documents.

Family reunion

You should get a decision within 12 weeks once you attend your appointment at the visa application centre if you are applying for a family reunion with a refugee or a person with humanitarian protection.

UK Work & Settlement Visa

You should get a decision on your visa within 3 weeks once you either attend your appointment at the visa application centre or use the ID Check app if you are applying for a visa to work or invest in the UK.

You should get a decision within 12 weeks once you attend your appointment at the visa application centre if you are applying for a Turkish Business Person visa.

You may be able to get your visa faster or other services depending on what country you’re in – check with your visa application centre.

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