The United Kingdom has announced a new visa application centre in Port Harcourt, Rivers state capital.
The new visa centre is located at Présidential hôtel, 5141 Aba Road, Port Harcourt, Rivers state.
According to the information on the centre’s website, applicants using the location will pay a fee of £250, or naira equivalent of ₦246,250 (two hundred and forty-six thousand, two hundred and fifty naira), which includes a premium lounge appointment, courier return and SMS notifications.
The centre also said UK visa appointments can only be booked through TLScontact, urging the public to be wary of other websites, companies or agencies trying to sell UK visa appointments.
The new centre warned that it does not accept cash payments and would not request payment via social media or money transfers to individuals.
Applicants are also advised to plan their travel time to avoid being late for their appointment as the visa application centre has no parking lot.
New visa appointments started on August 3.
On passport collection, the TSLcontact said courier service is included in the premium location fee.
“Once your application has been processed by the UK decision-making authority, your passport will be collected by our courier service delivery partner and you will be able to track delivery on their website,” TSLcontact said.
“We will notify you by email when your passport is dispatched, along with information on how to track the delivery.
“The Port Harcourt visa application centre does not have a passport return facility, and all passports will be returned via courier. Please, do not visit the visa application centre in person to collect your passport.”
See the tweet announcing the news:
TLScontact has opened a new UK visa application centre in Port Harcourt.
Port Harcourt Visa Application Centre
Présidential hôtel, 5141 Aba Road, Port Harcourt, Rivers State, Nigeria.
To find out more, please visit: https://t.co/zpSj8vWlHr pic.twitter.com/wzgQSkir0Q
— UK in Nigeria🇬🇧🇳🇬 (@UKinNigeria) August 3, 2023