UK suspends Priority Visas for three applications, to focus on Ukraine

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The United Kingdom (UK) in Ghana has released a statement to inform the general public that it is suspending Priority Visas for three applications.

The Priority Visas suspension affects students, work and family applications.

The statement reads:

“UK Visa and Immigration is currently prioritising applications made under the Ukraine Family Scheme, following its lunch and in response to the humanitarian crisis arising from the invasion of Ukraine. As a result, UKVI have temporarily suspended priority and super priority services for new study, work and family applications. Customers with standard applications in study, work and family routes may experience some delays in the processes of their applications.

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We are still currently unable to offer PV for visitor applications in Nigeria. Standard visitor visa applications are currently taking an average of six weeks to process.

Applicants will be contacted by the Visa Application Centre (VAC) when their passport is ready for collection. They should not attend the VAC until they are invited to do so.

Where there are extremely compassionate or compelling circumstances (for example, a medical emergency) UKVI may consider expediting specific cases. However, the bar for this is high and will be assessed on a case-by-case basis. If a request is exceptionally urgent, applicants can contact UK Visa and Immigration for help. Please note that this is a chargeable service for overseas customers.

We apologise for any inconvenience this may cause.

UK Visa and Immigration”

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