Tuesday, 24 June 2014

UK makes changes in visa application centres

THE British High Commission, on Monday, urged Nigerians to take note of the changes it had made in its visa application centres in Lagos. The commission announced this in Lagos in a statement signed by its Head of Press and Public Affairs, Mr Robert Fitzpatrick. It said that Teleperformance Limited would, as from July 1, 2014, take over the running of its visa application centre in Lekki, Lagos.
The statement said the new office was located on Churchgate Tower 2, Plot PC31, Churchgate, Lekki. “In July 1, 2014, our new commercial partner for UK visa services, Teleperformance Limited, will take over the running of our visa application centres in Lekki, Lagos. “Visa application centres in Abuja and Ikeja, Lagos, will continue to be operated by VFS Global Services.

“We are making no changes to our customer service standards, as a result of this process. “We will work closely with our commercial partner to ensure continuity of service during the transition period,” it said. The statement said that applicants would continue to complete their visa applications and payment online, before selecting appointment at their nearest application centre.
According to it, all UK visa applications would continue to be decided by UK Visas & Immigration staff.
“The UK remains open for business and these new arrangements will allow us to maintain a world class, competitive visa system to support Britain in the global race.
“We are listening to the needs of our customers and these changes will improve our service by increasing the number of visa application centres globally,” the statement added.

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