UK Visa Categories and Fees in Nigeria (Naira) 2023

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

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

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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 at 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 six 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 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 (₦)
The 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 Work Visa Fees

When you apply for a Skilled Worker visa, you’ll need to have enough money to:

  • pay the application fee – the standard fee ranges from £625 to £1,423 depending on your circumstances
  • pay the healthcare surcharge – this is usually £624 per year
  • support yourself when you arrive in the UK – you’ll usually need to have at least £1,270 available (unless you’re exempt)

You’ll pay a lower application fee if your job is on the shortage occupation list.

You’ll be told how much you need to pay when you apply.

The standard fee depends on whether you’ll be in the UK for:

  • up to 3 years – £625 per person
  • more than 3 years – £1,235 per person

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 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

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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 three weeks once you either attend your appointment at the visa application centre or use the ID Check app if you are applying for a:

Suppose you verify your identity at a visa application centre. In that case, 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

On average, standard visitor visa applications take six 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 three 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 fixed 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 simultaneously.

Suppose you are applying for an EEA family permit or a EUSS family permit. In that case, 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 three weeks once you either attend your appointment at the visa application centre or use the ID Check app if you are applying for a permit 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 apply 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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41 thoughts on “UK Visa Categories and Fees in Nigeria (Naira) 2023”

  1. Good day, my question is I am applying for skilled worker visa as main applicant, but going with my husband and 2 children. Will I pay visa fee for each one of us, or main applicant covers all? And how much total, thanks

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    • Hello Mrs Aderonke,

      You will pay a separate fee for your husband and kids.

      You see the fees in the table above depending on their visa categories.

      Let me know if you have any further questions.

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  2. Thanks for the info ,please my question is ,how will I get dollars at the normal exchange rate if I’m paying for healthcare visa with my COS

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    • Hello Tolulope,

      You will have to make a request through your bank.

      Visit your bank branch manager’s office for further inquiries.

      Reply
  3. Good afternoon sir/ma, am Adewale by name and am into plumbing work. Pls I will like to travel to the UK to work, pls what are the things I need and what is the cost?

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  4. I am a british citizen but my best friend isnt, we want a short holiday in the Uk for tourism & my sisters wedding, btw. He’s still under 18 but am above 18,. Please what are his requirements 🤧

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  5. Furthermore, the UK student visa fees for Nigeria 2021 for dependents are US$486 (199,260). The UK priority and super-priority student (Tier 4) visa fees in Nigeria will be US$793 (325,130) and US$1,821 (746,610), respectively, beginning October 11, 2021. If you visit the UK frequently, you can apply for a long-term Standard Visitor visa. This visa is valid for two, five, or ten years. Each visit allows you to stay for a maximum of six months. If you apply while under the age of 18, your long-term Standard Visitor visa will only be valid for up to 6 months after you turn 18.

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  6. I want to go for my daughter’s graduation in UK in November. I am the MD of an insurance company in Nigeria. What documents do I need to submit with my application, as I want to apply for myself and my wife.

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    • Good day Sir,

      You’ll need to apply for the Standard Visitor Visa.

      To apply, you need to show proof of your daughter’s graduation and proof that you plan to return after graduation.

      Some documents that might be required of you include

      1. 6 months salary payslip

      2. Letter of introduction from your place of work

      3. detailed travel itinerary

      4. detailed planned travel expense (breakdown of your expected expenses i.e. cost of flight ticket/hotel accommodation/ transport/ shopping/ miscellaneous etc.)

      5. Summary of your financial status (details of landed property/ shares /other means of income etc.) typed in MS word, printed and attached as additional information to your application form

      6. bank reference letter (apply to your bank for it for a fee)

      7. Pensions account statement (if available)

      8. Confirmed hotel reservation (you can do this online with your MasterCard or visa card for free)

      9. Evidence of savings (cooperative savings etc if you have)

      You can find out more on through this website https://www.gov.uk/standard-visitor/apply-standard-visitor-visa

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  7. Hi I’m Jill, I’ve my wife and son as my dependants because I want to go study for my master’s degree. Am I going to
    Pay for visa each one of us? Or would it be a one visa application for a family? And what’s the visa price please?

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    • When you apply for a Skilled Worker visa, you’ll need to have enough money to:

      – Pay the application fee – depending on your circumstances, the standard fee ranges from £625 to £1,423.

      – Pay the healthcare surcharge – this is usually £624 per year.

      – Support yourself when you arrive in the UK – you’ll usually need at least £1,270 available (unless you’re exempt).

      You’ll pay a lower application fee if your job is on the shortage occupation list.

      You’ll be told how much you need to pay when you apply.

      Application Fees

      The standard fee depends on whether you’ll be in the UK for:

      – Up to 3 years – £625 per person

      – More than three (3) years – £1,235 per person

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  8. Hello sir, how much is the current fee for UK student visa and IHS fee? There is so much conflicting information out there. Thank you sir

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    • Hello Judith,

      The current UK student visa fee is in this post’s first section.

      See below the IHS fee for students applying to study in the UK;

      1. £470 per year for a student or Youth Mobility Scheme visa, for example, £940 for a 2-year visa.

      2. £470 per year for visa and immigration applicants under 18 at the time of application.

      3. £624 per year for all other visa and immigration applications, for example, £3,120 for a 5-year visa

      Let me know if you have any further questions.

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  9. Hello sir. Someone is offering to give me invite to come to UK and work. What category of visa will that be. And how long will I be permitted to stay there? Thank you.

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  10. Hi
    Is it possible to get dollars at CBN official rate to pay for visa fees, IHS or one has to buy at black market rate? I understand naira MasterCard has a limit of $20?

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    • Ine,

      It is correct there is a $20 limit on Nigerian cards.

      To get dollars at the CBN rate, visit your bank and request to see the Branch manager or supervisor.

      You must purchase dollars from the black market if the bank does not come through.

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    • Good day,

      I hope you are having a great day.

      Priority Visa Service (Non Settlement) = GBP 250

      Priority Visa Service (Settlement) = GBP 573

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    • Hello Oluwatosin,

      I hope you are having a great day.

      The standard application fee depends on whether you’ll be in the UK for:

      1. Up to 3 years = £247 per person
      2. More than three years = £479 per person

      The fee is the same whether you apply from inside or outside the UK.

      You will need £1,270 to support yourself when you arrive in the United Kingdom.

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  11. Good day sir.

    I heard the priority visa is available.
    I want to know if I’m supposed to pay both the visa fee and priority visa together or separately and also if I can pay for the priority visa in naira

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  12. Hello Sir,

    Thank you very much for this information. I was helping my parents apply for UK visa from Nigeria and I got stuck at payment. I realized it is a bit difficult to make payment for the visa without a Domiciliary account.

    Is there another option available that would make it easy to use Naira for payment?

    Please share. Thank you!

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    • Hello David,

      Note that you can not make payments over $20 with your Nigerian Visa or Mastercard.

      You would need to open a domiciliary account.

      I hope you know the steps to open a domiciliary account in Nigeria.

      Reply
  13. Hello sir.
    Thanks for this informative piece. I want to ask if the student visa fees include the IHS fees and if not, how much would the IHS cost for a post graduate student visa application

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    • Hello Uche,

      I hope you are having a wonderful day.

      Immigration Health Surcharge (IHS) is not included in the visa fees.

      If you’re making your immigration application online, you pay the surcharge as part of your application or when you book an appointment.

      Here is how much you have to pay if you are coming to the UK as a student:

      – £470 per year for a student or Youth Mobility Scheme visa, for example, £940 for a 2-year visa.

      – £470 per year for visa and immigration applicants who are under the age of 18 at the time of application.

      – £624 per year for all other visa and immigration applications, for example, £3,120 for a 5-year visa

      Reply
  14. Good sir/ma
    I olaleye from lagos state Nigeria, my question sir/ma,my wife want to do Bachelor degree in uk but she have 2months baby,is possible for me to follow her to uk for take care of baby when she go school and If I can follow her is possible for me to work,

    Reply
    • Hello Mr. Olaleye,

      I hope you are having a wonderful day.

      As PBS Dependants, visa regulations do not allow undergraduate students to bring their children to the UK.

      It would have been possible if your wife was going for postgraduate study.

      Also, taking a child for studies in the UK is expensive because the government would want to ensure that the child gets the best care.

      Let me know if you have further questions.

      Reply

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