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Applying for a Student route visa outside the UK The UK has many wonderful things to see – ancient ruins like Stone Henge for example. Then, there are the interesting castles that you will find in England, Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland where you can immerse yourself in history and imagine a life gone by. If it’s cuisine you enjoy, you won’t have far to go to experience some delicious traditional food – there are many restaurants and bars all over the country! In this article, learn more about how to apply for a UK visa from Nigeria, processing time at UK Visas and Immigration, visiting the visa application center, flight itinerary and UK visa application process.

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Children of any age group should have the benefit of getting the education they yearn for. Not all are blessed with the opportunity to get the proper education. The burden of debt and other financial disadvantages makes the children suffer. So scholarships of any kind are way blessings to those who are badly in need of it. They help to reduce the financial hurdle and move successfully towards career dreams. When financial stability is attained, education gets easier and tension-free. The list given below would be a set of varied scholarships provided for students by various organizations. I hope you get what is suitable for you

  1. Allen Meyer Family Scholarship The foundation sponsoring the scholarship has a history of long years. Since it was founded, it has been supporting several students and institutions with scholarships and grants in the amount of $891,543.20. Students who have been majoring in aviation, aerospace sciences, biology, chemistry, engineering, medicine, and nursing has been considered. Presently, the foundation is aiming at promoting and supporting young men and women to effectively continue their post-secondary education for aeronautics or scientific careers. The application is limited to those students living in a Lenawee County (Michigan) School District and graduating from a Lenawee County (Michigan) High School. They should be planning the studies in aeronautics or other related sciences with grades that are permissible for a college entrance.

Provided by: Allen H. & Nydia Meyers Foundation Amount: $1500 Eligibility: High School Deadline: Varies Apply Now

  1. Austin Alliance for Women in Media Scholarship The juniors, sophomores, and seniors pursuing their studies in the field of media or related subjects in a university in the Austin Area are considered for the scholarships by AWM Austin. Those students who are attending other colleges but graduated from a high school in Austin and those maintaining a permanent address in Austin are also eligible. The applicants should have completed more than 60 hours of college coursework by the month of December and should possess a GPA of 3.25 or more. The student should also be a full-time majoring individual in radio, television, film, digital media, public relations, advertising, marketing, communications, journalism, or broadcasting.

Provided by: AWM Austin Amount: $5,000 Eligibility: Juniors, Sophomores, Seniors Deadline: March 01, 2022 Apply Now

  1. Apprentice Ecologist Initiative The Apprentice Ecologist Initiative is one that is working towards the betterment of the ecosystem and also has several projects to inculcate the feeling in the young minds to conserve and protect nature. The program has been well-known and laureates several times for the initiatives they are up to. The fresh Apprentice Ecologist Projects and the older Apprentice Ecologist Awards are motivations to move in the direction of environmental protection.

The current program is intended to improve the youth towards the development of leadership qualities by engaging them in activities to clean up the environment and be part of several conservation projects. It also makes the young generation be aware of the importance of the program in order to restructure the environment in order to maintain the well-being of the community. All these lead to the improvement of the lives of citizens and wildlife, which is accomplished through teaching, activism, and deeds.

The awards are presented as scholarships to three individual authors who come up with the best essays based on the relevant topic. They should belong to the age group of 13 and 21. The essays need to be worded between 750 and 1500. They should personify the strength of the Apprentice Ecologist Initiative by showing off their qualities of guidance, inventiveness, and environmental stewardship.

Provided by: The Apprentice Ecologist Initiative Amount: $1,750 Eligibility: Students between 13 and 21 years of age Deadline: December 31, 2021 Apply Now

Applying for a UK Visa from Nigeria If you are a national of Nigeria and you want to go to the United Kingdom, you will need to apply for a visa.

To be eligible for a UK visa, you must meet the following requirements:

You must leave the UK at the end of your visit You must be able to support yourself and any dependents for the duration of your trip You must be able to pay for your return or onward journey and any other costs relating to your visit You must have proof of any business or other activities you want to do in the UK Applicants from Nigeria may need to have a Tuberculosis test. See the UK Visas and Immigration website for more information.

Types of visas for the United Kingdom There are different types of visas for the UK. You must apply for the correct one depending on why you want to travel to the UK:

Standard Visitor Visa – if you are going to the UK on holiday or to see your family and friends, for business or private medical treatment Marriage Visitor Visa – if you are planning on getting married Permitted Paid Engagement Visa – if you want to do specific paid work Parent of a Tier 4 Child Visa – if your child attends an independent fee-paying day school Visit the UK in a Chinese Tour Group – for up to 30 days as part of a tour group through the approved destination status agreement (ADS) (Chinese citizens only) Visa to Pass through the UK in Transit – if you are en-route to a different country via the UK. There are 2 types of transit visa; Direct Airside Transit visa and Visitor in Transit visa Please see www.gov.uk for further information on the above types of visas.

If you are planning to go to the UK on holiday, then you would apply for the Standard Visitor Visa which will allow you to stay in the UK for up to 6 months. This type of visa is issued as either:

Please see www.gov.uk for further information on the above types of visas.

If you are planning to go to the UK on holiday, then you would apply for the Standard Visitor Visa which will allow you to stay in the UK for up to 6 months. This type of visa is issued as either:

Single entry – you will be permitted to enter the UK once during the visa dates Multiple entry – you will be permitted to enter the UK as many times as you wish before the visa expires If you want to stay longer than 6 months, you can apply for a multiple entry visa for up to 2, 5 or 10 years. Check the UK visa and immigration website for further information.

The UK Visa Application Process You may submit your application up to 3 months ahead of your departure date. It’s important to allow plenty of time for your application to be processed, so don’t delay! Applications are processed within 15 working days.

When to apply for a Student route visa outside the UK You can apply up to 6 months before your programme starts, and the process normally takes around 3 weeks.

When should I make my visa application?

You can make your application up to 6 months before your programme start date, which will be stated on your CAS.

You should aim to make your Student route application as early as possible, once you have gathered your supporting documents.

You should not make your Student route application more than 6 months in advance of the start date of your programme or your application will be rejected and you will lose your application fee.

How long does the application process take? The application process from outside the UK normally takes around 15 working days (3 weeks) from the date you attend your appointment at the visa application centre.

Some countries offer a priority application service which takes 5 working days, and/or a super-priority service which takes 1 day.

Find out if you can make a priority application in your country:

Priority visa application centres

APPLICATION PROCESS How to apply for a UK visa from Nigeria To apply for a UK visa from Nigeria, there are 4 steps that you will need to follow:

Register on the GOV.UK website Choose any optional services and book an appointment at the visa application center Attend your appointment at TLScontact Passport Collection Step 1 – Register on the GOV.UK website Go to TLScontact and choose the visa application center where you will be attending your appointment:

Apply UK Visa from Nigeria – Online Application 1 On the next page, click on “Learn more” under “Application Process” and then click on the link for UK Visas and Immigration. You will be directed to the GOV.UK website:

Apply UK Visa from Nigeria – Online Application 2 On the GOV.UK website, you will be able to do the following things:

Check which visa is right for you Find out the documents you need to prepare Fill out the online application form Pay the visa fee Book an appointment at TLScontact (you will be directed to TLScontact’s website to do this – see below) Receive a unique reference number Apply UK Visa from Nigeria – Online Application 3 Make sure you read the information before you do anything. That way, you will be less likely to miss anything.

When you are ready to start your application, go to the home page (www.gov.uk) and click on “Visas and Immigration”:

Apply UK Visa from Nigeria – Online Application 4 On the next page, click on “Visit the UK”:

Apply UK Visa from Nigeria – Online Application 5 Next, click on “Visit the UK for a holiday or to see family or friends”:

Apply UK Visa from Nigeria – Online Application 6 Scroll down to “Apply for a Visa” and click on “Find out how to apply for a Standard Visitor Visa”: Apply UK Visa from Nigeria – Online Application 7 Scroll down to “Apply” and click on “Apply for a visa and book an appointment”:

Apply UK Visa from Nigeria – Online Application 8 Before starting your online application, you’ll need to answer the questions on the UK visa and immigration

website. First, click on “Apply now”:

Apply UK Visa from Nigeria – Online Application 9 Select your language:

Apply UK Visa from Nigeria – Online Application 10 Select a country where you will provide biometrics:

Apply UK Visa from Nigeria – Online Application 11 Then, confirm that you can travel to a location to provide biometrics:

Apply UK Visa from Nigeria – Online Application 12 Finally, you will see information about applying for the visa. Read this before starting your application:

Apply UK Visa from Nigeria – Online Application 13 When you are ready, scroll down and click on “Start now”:

Apply UK Visa from Nigeria – Online Application 14 As part of the online application you will:

Register your email and create a password Answer questions such as employment status, paying for your visit, reason for your visit etc Pay for your visa Receive a list of further actions to complete – print document checklist, make arrangements to provide documents and biometrics Book an appointment at TLScontact (see below) Step 2 – Choose any optional services and book an appointment with TLScontact Once you have completed your application, you will be directed to TLScontact’s website in Nigeria. You will need to:

Choose the correct visa application center where you will be submitting your documents. TLScontact has offices in Abuja, Lagos Ikeja and Lagos Victoria Island Choose any optional services such as courier/SMS service or form-filling assistance, Please note, different visa application centers may have different services, so make sure you choose the correct center Book your appointment – choose a date and time for your appointment. Please note, there are 2 types of appointment available: Assisted service and Self-Upload service Pay for any services

Making appointments with the visa application center is generally free and can be done yourself. However, If you are running short of time or not sure where to apply to or have no idea on how to get this done yourself then not to

Passport Return: Monday to Friday, 10.00 – 16.00

Lagos Ikeja Visa Application Centre

Address: Ground and First Floors, Etiebets Place, 21 Mobolaji Bank Anthony Way, Ikeja, Lagos, Nigeria

Hours:

Monday to Friday, 08.30 – 15.30

Prime-time Appointments: Monday to Friday, 08.00 – 08.30 and 15.00 – 15.30

Passport Return: Monday to Friday, 10.00 – 16.00

Victoria Island Visa Application Centre

Address: Ground Floor, Ivie House, 4/6 Ajose Adeogun Street, Victoria Island, Lagos, Nigeria

Hours:

Monday to Friday, 08.30 – 14.30

Prime-time Appointments: Monday to Friday, 08.00 – 08.30

Passport Return: Monday to Friday, 10.00 – 16.00

FAQs

  1. Do I submit my documents on the GOV.UK website?

No. You upload your documents yourself prior to your appointment or TLScontact will do it for you when you attend your appointment. You will need to choose either a self-upload service or assisted service from TLScontact. Information regarding these services can be found on TLScontact’s website

  1. I am not sure whether I need a visa for the UK?

If you go to GOV.UK’s website, you will be able to check whether you need a visa and what type of visa you need to apply for depending on your reason for traveling

  1. Do I need an appointment to visit TLScontact?

Yes, if you do not have an appointment, you will not be able to submit your documents for processing

  1. How long does it take to get a decision?

Visa applications are processed within 3 weeks, but it could take longer depending on the type of visa you are applying for

  1. I have a question about my application. Who do I contact?

You can contact UK Visas and Immigration regarding your application here

  1. How do I get my passport back?

You can either collect it from TLScontact or have it returned to you by courier if you have chosen this service

  1. My application is accepted, will this guarantee me entry into the UK?

No, the visa does not guarantee you entry. You will pass through border control where you must show your passport, visa and any other documents requested. The immigration authorities can still deny you entry. Check GOV.UK’s website for more information about what happens at the border.

  1. I am planning on visiting my family in the UK for a long stay. Can I apply for a Standard Visitor Visa?

No, the Standard Visitor Visa will allow you to stay in the UK for up to 6 months only. If you are planning on staying longer AND your family is settled in the UK, you would need to apply for a “family of a settled person” visa. See GOV.UK for more information

  1. I want help with the online application process. Is this possible?

It depends on the visa application center where you will be attending your appointment. The centers have different services available, so you check with them to see if they offer this

  1. Why do I have to provide an invitation letter?

If you are being invited by a person or a company, this is a document you must provide. If you fail to provide this, your application will not be processed or it will be rejected.